Spring is right around the corner. Ahhh… The smell of fresh flowers, the joy of leaving your home without a winter jacket, and of course… spring cleaning. For a lot of you, this might make you want to go back into hibernation, but the reality is it’s a perfect time to get your home in order. There may be a few explanations as to why we as Americans feel the sudden urge to collectively purge, rearrange and restore our homes from top to bottom come springtime. Ben Franklin made us spring ahead, so who’s idea was it to spring clean? Continue reading "The History of Spring Cleaning"
YES - and for so many reasons. Installing security window film is something you can do TODAY to improve the privacy and security of your home or office. And while you're at it, you'll be helping yourself deflect heat, reduce energy consumption, cut down on glare, and protect your furnishings from fading. Yes, window film does it ALL! Continue reading "Do I Need Security Window Film?"
Many homeowners believe a foggy window is a dirty window. Unfortunately, the real answer is far worse. Double-pane windows utilize two pieces of glass that have an airtight seal between them. This seal is designed to lock the air in so it can act as an insulator. This is why they are so popular. When this seal is damaged trouble seeps in. Continue reading "How to Clean Double-Pane Windows"
Your home’s siding does more than just make your house appealing to look at. There are several non-aesthetic purposes for siding, like lowering energy bills, protecting the frame of your home against the elements, and keeping away pests. So keeping your siding in good repair is important. But at some point, your siding may begin to fail. So what are the signs that your siding might be losing its integrity? Continue reading "5 Signs Your Siding is Failing"
Chances are you look out your windows every day and don’t actually think about how they were designed. Windows play a huge role in your home, yet they are perhaps the least understood. Windows serve a variety of purposes. Some windows are for protection and some are just for decoration. Most windows are designed to bring the most light possible into your home and to allow for ventilation. These diverse types of windows offer something special to your home. Continue reading "How to ID the Different Types of Windows"
Re-using, recycling and re-purposing around the house is not only trendy and thrifty, it's fun and environmentally responsible! For avid DIYers, repurposing functional pieces for a new use is as rewarding as it is fun. Continue reading "5 Ways to Re-purpose Old Windows"
Window cleaning isn't rocket science - we'll be the first to admit it! Continue reading "Best Practices for Squeegee Window Cleaning"
One of the easiest and most profitable renovations (if done correctly) you can do to your home is in the kitchen. Kitchens can be a strange place. It’s a room in your home that sees the hard work of cooking a delicious meal but it can also be a relaxing space to enjoy your family. It’s also a room that is simultaneously personal and social. Because of this duality, it’s important to understand what materials you might want to avoid when remodeling. Continue reading "4 Kitchen Reno Disasters to Avoid"
A picture window is a large, fixed window designed to showcase an attractive view. Picture windows cannot be opened and don’t have screens. Picture windows can be installed in many different rooms throughout the home. They are, however, often installed in the living rooms of homes. Homes that have high ceilings usually have large picture windows. A picture window on a tall wall can provide a perfect view of the sky and sun during the day. It can also provide a delightful view of the moon and stars at night. Picture windows add beauty and light to your home. Continue reading "What is a Picture Window?"