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Read This Before You Paint Your Front Door

26 December

We’re loving this article from the DIY Network. WHEN TO PAINT Almost every inch of your home requires some amount of maintenance, including your front door. Painted doors are prone to chipping over time, and can require touch-ups; however occasionally you may be ready for an entirely new look. In either case, set aside time […]

Which Window? IV

18 December

from Houzz Awning windows are a favorite of architects and designers trying to achieve a wall of large glass sheets with a minimum frame and where fresh air venting is desired or required. A classically contemporary setup is the large fixed glass panel set above an awning window that is kept low in the wall. […]

Entry Door Basics Part III

20 November

from DIY Network WOOD If your plans call for a front door with character, warmth and style, wood is the top choice. Unmatched for natural beauty and substance, wood doors with a natural or stained finish harmonize with all styles of houses. Lower-grade woods and finger-jointed construction – doors made with unmatched pieces of wood […]

Should I Replace All My Windows at Once?

12 November

from Angie’s List The total cost of replacement windows will be less if you install more, regardless of the window type. Homeowners typically know when it’s time to replace most, if not all, of the windows in their house. However, some aren’t ready to tackle such a large project all at once.   Regardless the reason, […]

Simplify Buying Your Windows

11 November

Replacing your windows is a pricey venture, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be difficult. The key is to find a contractor you trust, a window style you enjoy, and options you need, with nothing extra. Replace for the Right Reasons When it comes to window shopping, it’s important to keep your head in […]

DIY Window Treatment

30 October

Ordinary window coverings can work for just about any window style or size. DIY kitchen window treatments can be the best way to express your personal style. Hand-crafted window covering ideas that use everyday materials in unexpected ways can make a tremendous impact on your kitchen. Window treatments do not need to be expensive to […]

Large Kitchen Windows

28 October

Kitchen window treatments for large windows will complement the size of your window while still providing the light control, privacy and functionality you desire. Whether your windows are very wide, very tall or oddly shaped, you can find a solution that is perfect for the kitchen. Considering there are endless possibilities for window treatments, the […]

Window Treatments

22 October

After investing in the perfect windows for your home, take a look at these ideas for flawless window treatments in the kitchen. Sunlight Exposure: The sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays are notorious. Direct, harsh sunlight can fade most materials; in addition, it can raise interior temperatures, dull finishes, dry wood, and wash out fabrics. […]

Which Window? III

16 October

from Houzz A variant of the standard casement window is the French casement. This window provides a large opening with no vertical element to split the opening when the window is open. A French casement allows the design to have a visually consistent casement size throughout the project while also ensuring that the window opening […]

Which Window? II

12 October

Sliding windows from Houzz The sliding or gliding window functions much like a double-hung window. The big difference is that the sash will slide horizontally rather than vertically. It’s as if a double-hung is placed on its side. When to use them. Because a sliding or gliding window typically has a distinctly horizontal proportion, these […]