5 New Trends to Watch in 2022 Home Design

After two years of spending more time indoors, many of us are thinking about how to reimagine our spaces in the upcoming new year. Especially ways to make our spaces more comfortable, efficient, and flexible. Are you looking forward to investing in some home projects in 2022? If so, here are five new home design […]

Create Your Sanctuary: Lower the Noise, Upgrade Your Comfort

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Your home is your safe haven, or at least it should be. If you find conditions that negatively impact your lifestyle, it’s a good idea to identify the culprits. Then take proactive steps to eliminate, or at least, lessen them. For instance, you can lower excess noise and make other aesthetic changes to upgrade your […]

Cost-Effective Home Upgrades that Deliver Lasting Value

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As a homeowner, you want your home to be both comfortable and safe. Ideally, any upgrades made should augment your lifestyle and home’s value. Not all remodels, additions, or embellishments are cost-effective or will bring a good return on investment (ROI). Planning your upgrades strategically ensures value is added in a cost-effective way. Related: Earth-Friendly […]

Eco Friendly Living for Your Home

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If you are looking to live a greener lifestyle, you’ll find there are many eco friendly additions you can bring into your home. These, combined with an overall consciousness of energy savings, can help you meet your sustainability goals. Did you know many additions can also yield great savings? It’s true. As a bonus, you […]

Stylish Backyard & Poolside Décor for Summer 2021

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Lifestyles have significantly changed over the past year as people spent unusually large amounts of time at home. In 2021, many families are likely to continue to spend a lot of time at home, but as we slowly return to normal, more people are likely to entertain with safety precautions in place. Related: 2021 Home […]

Stylish, Earth Friendly Home Improvement Techniques

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Spring is arriving and now’s a good time to look at this year’s home improvement options. If you’re looking to go greener this year while maintaining style, you can accomplish your goals in several different ways. Related: Energy-Efficiency with Style: All Black Frames in Vinyl Garage and Attic Insulation & Ventilation Garage and attic areas […]

Why Your Next Home Improvement Project Could Bring Tax Advantages

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Home improvements beautify a home, make it safer, increase efficiency, and add resale value. Aside from gaining these benefits, did you know many home improvements can also offset a portion of your tax bill? Some advantages you can enjoy immediately. Others benefit your wallet in the long run. Related: 6 Home Upgrades to Help Protect […]

8 Ways to Minimize Unwanted and Distracting Sounds in Your Home 

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Loud distractions from the outside that creep into your home can be pretty disrupting. This is especially true if you’re working from home, have small children napping, are routinely woken up at night, or simply have the day off and want to relax. Other noises occurring within your home you can control to some extent, […]

6 Home Upgrades to Help Protect Your Family

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Your home is your sanctuary, and you want it to be as safe as it can be for your family. Conducting regular safety checks is a good start and can resolve many vulnerabilities, but sometimes you need to make additional investments to ensure your loved ones are secure. To help keep your family safe, here […]

Replacement Window Guide

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Installing replacement windows can add an updated look to your home and protect you and your family from storms. The window replacement process may seem overwhelming, but the result is always worth it. Learn how to make window replacement easier with this guide. We will break down your options when it comes to style, material, […]

2021 Home Decor Trends

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It is safe to say that life has changed a lot this year. As you might expect, home decorating and design trends have changed as well. With many of us spending more time at home, families are looking for ways to maximize and enhance their space. There are many exciting 2021 home decor trends on […]

Working with Uniquely Shaped Windows

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It’s Not a Pane. How to Work with Uniquely-Shaped Windows In the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the South Rose window is arguably the most famous in the world. Its 84 stained glass panels are spread between four circles and span an impressive 42.3 feet in diameter. Aside from its beauty and historical significance, another […]

4 Factors That Make Patio Doors More Energy-Efficient

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The right kind of glass doors and windows can save the average homeowner around $300 a year on heating or cooling costs. Why? Glass can be the weak links when it comes to inhibiting heat transfer through your home walls. Siding and insulation are both excellent insulators, but single pane glass can lead to higher […]

Xeriscaping Guide for Florida

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If someone asked you to explain the difference between landscaping and xeriscaping, what would you say? Don’t feel bad if you do not know the answer (yet). Both philosophies involve decorating your property with trees, plants, and flowers. But xeriscaping’s approach is unique, providing an excellent way to enhance your property and “go green” at the same […]

Design Ideas for Neutral Palettes

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When looking at magazines and online, it’s the brightly colored or dramatic rooms and accessories that grab the eye. These photos intend to make readers pause and take notice. This makes it hard not to think, “Should I be bolder and add more color to my home?”  Neutral color palettes are equally as stunning as […]

Breathing New Life into Vintage Finds

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Whether it was your great-grandmother’s dining room table or a garage sale item you knew you couldn’t live without, vintage furniture has a place in every home. Here are some ways to take something old and make it new. Give a Dated Desk New Life HGTV Magazine is a fantastic resource for home design inspiration. For […]

Window Boxes Made Easy: How to Plan Your Window Boxes

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Everyone may not like to get dressed up, but your windows may enjoy some seasonal sprucing-up. In a time when things are moving a bit slower, planning window boxes that will provide you color and even food garnishes throughout the summer, is one way to pass the time. Check out these seasonal window box ideas […]

Outdoor Lighting – Lighting Designer Tips & Tricks

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Maybe you have a green thumb and don’t want to see your efforts go to waste after the sun sets. Perhaps you’re a design fanatic and want to highlight the architectural features of your home. Or maybe, you have a difficult-to-navigate walkway with stairs that challenges even the best when it’s dark. Outdoor lighting can […]

Types of Window Glass – Know What You Need

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When purchasing new windows, you have multiple options available. One of those is the kind of glass used in your window. By selecting the right types of window glass, you can lower your energy bills, maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, protect your furniture and drapes from fading, and have peace-of-mind during a storm. Let us […]

5 Things to Consider for Your Next Window & Door Upgrade

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Buying a “new to you” home is exciting. But there may come a time when you realize you need to purchase new windows and doors. This is an investment, but it’s the ideal time of year to consider tackling this project with a possible tax return in your future or at least start planning for […]

Window Treatments: 4 Considerations for Buying New Ones

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Stylish windows and glass doors can fill your home with light and make it feel expansive. Sometimes, homeowners want to add more pizazz or create flexible lighting ambiance to their homes. When starting to think about window treatments, there are a few questions you should ask yourself before you begin shopping. By answering these questions, […]

The Importance of Sunlight: Benefits of Enjoying the Sun Year Round

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The winter months are exciting—celebrating holidays with friends and family and ringing in the new year. But there’s one thing that a lot of people dread: the darkness that arrives after we move our clocks back. Even though we’re past Winter Solstice (the shortest day of the year), we still have some dark days ahead […]

Trend to Watch: Black Window Frames & Black Vinyl Windows

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Last year, we shared 3 projects where “Black Windows Made an Impact.” If you read this blog and are still not sure if this trend has continued, now is the time to reconsider. And don’t take our word for it. You can scroll through libraries of black doors, window frames and black vinyl windows on […]

Is Gold the New Brushed Nickel?

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You may still remember colors like Harvest Gold and Avocado Green making a splash in homes across the country. Unfortunately, on-trend colors do not always have longevity, and this reality makes embracing new ones a little intimidating. Today, some homeowners are going gold while others are mixing their metals for a more subtle look. Going with […]

Window Styles: Part 2- Understanding Window Style Names

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In Part 1 of our two-part blog series, “Window Styles: Understanding Window Style Names,” we highlighted single hung windows, double hung windows, and roller windows. In Part 2, you’ll learn how to tell the difference between casement windows, awning windows, picture windows, and architectural windows. By the time you’re done reading this, you’ll be able to: […]

Home Decor Trends for 2020

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The holidays are right around the corner, and then we welcome 2020. Everyone is already making predictions about what will be on-trend for the upcoming year. Here are a few of our favorites we can’t wait to see in the new year. Color Palette Trends When it comes to color, no one knows it better […]

Window Styles: Understanding Window Style Names

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If you’re shopping online, visiting a dealer, or even asking your friends about their windows, the terms being used can be confusing. There are a lot of window styles out there, and most of the time, the window names can make things even more complicated. In our two-part blog series, “Window Styles: Understanding Window Style […]

Why Black is the New Black

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In much of home design, black has always been a classic accent. Yet for years, window frames — particularly on the exterior of the home — have often been a standard white, bronze, or other neutral.