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Why You Should Avoid DIY Window Projects

Posted: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 | Filed under: DIY Window Mistakes, Professional Window Installation
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DIY Window ProjectsThere is no denying that a do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement project can feel exciting and fulfilling. According to the American Society of Interior Designers, “the recession, Internet resources and increased consumer engagement have led to a proliferation of DIY across industries – including interior design.”

It’s no secret that installing or replacing your windows is one of the bigger investments you can for your home. But due to the popularity of DIY projects; many homeowners are quick to pick up a hammer because they believe that they can get the job done themselves for a reduced cost.

Before you try installing new windows in your home, it is important that you understand that window installation isn’t necessarily a job you can complete on your own. If you don’t have the skills, your DIY project can end in catastrophe.
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4 Signs Its Time To Replace Your Windows

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Window ReplacementsWhen it comes to replacing the windows in your home, it’s something that many homeowners don’t give much thought. Although it’s a nice thought, windows unfortunately do not last forever. On average, homeowners usually change their windows every 8 years.

When the time finally comes to replace your window, homeowners can become apprehensive because the cost can sometimes seem overwhelming. As a result, they usually bide as much time as possible. However, it is important to think of windows as an investment because they will most likely save you much more than the initial expenses in the end while really adding a special element to your home.

If you don’t remember the last time you replaced your window treatments, it’s safe to say that you’re overdue. If you’re still unsure if your windows need replacement, be sure to make note of the following warning signs:
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What Is the Difference Between Roman Shades and Pleated Shades?

Posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 | Filed under: Pleated Shades, privacy window treatments, Roman shades, Types of window treatments, window shading
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Pleated BlindsWith so many styles of window treatments available, once you have decided to incorporate shades in your next home update, the next step is to choose a type.  Selecting from among the various options can be confusing, so let’s take a look at the difference between two popular styles:  roman shades and pleated shades.
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Blackout Shades Versus Room Darkening Shades

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Blackout ShadesWhether you are seeking to improve the quality of your sleep or planning window coverings for a room with a special function such a media room, blackout or darkening shades may be the best choice for your windows.  While they both can help with decreasing the amount of sunlight that enters your space, there are differences between them.
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What A New Window Can Do

Posted: Monday, July 21st, 2014 | Filed under: floor to ceiling windows, window treatments
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P1040364If you are considering a makeover on one or more rooms in your home, one of the best ways to make change that will have a strong design impact is with the creative use of windows.  Nothing refreshes and renews a room quite like bringing in new scenery from outdoors, or new light accents, or simply breaking up a wall with a new window.  The view, the moldings you choose to use, the window shading you incorporate, all can vastly change the style and décor of a room.  Here are some interesting and creative ways to use windows for a new design look. Read more »