One of the most understated but important aspects of any home is the windows. Though of course windows will vary in style, shape, and size in each room, windows should be carefully chosen to ensure that they not only serve as a functional piece but also that they complement a given space stylistically. So if you're in the process of designing a new home or simply planning a major remodel of a room, take a look below at three questions you should be asking in order to find the best windows for your home.
Can I afford to spend less money?
This question might seem completely counter-intuitive, but with windows the old axiom applies: you get what you pay for. If you opt for single pane windows, for example, you will almost certainly save money up front when compared to what you would have spent on double pane windows. Yet double pane windows will insulate your home far better than single pane windows can and in so doing will reduce your heating bills during the winter by a substantial margin (especially if you have several large windows throughout your home). So although of course staying on budget is a priority for almost all homeowners, consider if you can actually afford to pay less in the short term.
How often will I open the windows?
There's nothing more annoying than having to go through a series of confusing motions just to open your windows, especially if it's something you do on a daily basis. If you like to have a cool breeze flowing through your den or kitchen, for example, then you may want to consider a style such as casement windows, which can be easily opened and closed by means of simple crank. Simultaneously minimal and efficient, these are the perfect choice for those who don't want to deal with a dozen different locks and latches and are willing to give up a bit of security to do so.
Do the windows fit the space?
Windows can feel just as out of place as bad furniture in a home, and that incongruity is something you'll want avoid when you're looking to purchase windows. For example, a bay window is often out of place in a more modern, contemporary home, whereas slider and picture windows almost never feel right in older homes. Allow the architecture of a space to dictate window style, and you won't go wrong.Share
2 March 2017
Every year, I make a list of spring cleaning tasks. Unfortunately, I’m a procrastinator. Therefore, I rarely complete every item on my extensive list. This year, I plan to start my spring cleaning early. One of the tasks I’m passionate about is cleaning windows. When I get finished with my windows, I want them to appear invisible due to their level of cleanness. To accomplish this task, I use both over-the-counter window cleaners and natural cleaning agents. To reduce the incidence of smudges, you can wipe your windows down with a newspaper. On this blog, you will learn how to clean your windows before spring arrives.