Home Improvement Blog: A Toolbox of Ideas

5 Benefts of Garden Windows

Posted on Thu, Aug 27, 2015

A garden window is one that projects slightly from a wall. One of the reasons that homeowners install this type of window is because it helps to capture more sunlight than a traditional window. This style window is very similar to a bay window, but is smaller. Some of these windows even have shelves for storage underneath them.

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Tags: Garden Window

Vinyl Windows vs. Wood Windows: Finding Your Priorities

Posted on Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Perhaps you've moved into an old house recently and discovered it's never had window replacements done. As a result, you've probably noticed how much this affects your energy bill, especially last winter. Even now, in summer, you've also likely noticed how hot your home feels despite using an air-conditioner.

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Tags: Vinyl Windows, Replacement Windows

Energy Efficient Windows: How New Windows Can Save You Money

Posted on Fri, Aug 21, 2015

As the summer continues to heat up, many homeowners wonder whether they should consider having the old, outdated windows in their home replaced. However, these individuals may be uncertain as to whether or not energy-efficient windows are as beneficial as window companies claim them to be. Without understanding how modern windows save energy, homeowners may be skeptical about investing in new replacement windows. Thusly, the goal of this article will be to help homeowners better understand why new windows are more energy-efficient than old ones, which could save you money on your energy bills.



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Tags: Energy Efficient Windows, new replacement windows,

Eight Types of Replacement Windows that Add Life to Your Home

Posted on Thu, Aug 20, 2015

A replacement window lets you change the look and feel of your home, but only if you choose the type that best fits your needs. Each type of replacement window offers a unique look and feel, advantages and disadvantages. Choosing the right window may challenge you, but you can narrow your choices with some basic knowledge of the type of windows available to you.

Here are the more common types of replacement windows to get you started.

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Tags: Bay Window, Replacement Windows, Double Hung Window, Garden Window

The Benefit in Bathroom Makeovers

Posted on Wed, Aug 19, 2015

One of the most common areas in a home that people will focus on remodeling is the bathroom. This is a room in the home that demands comfort. It is also one of the main areas that homebuyers place their focus on when deciding if a home is right for them. Because of these reasons and more, bathroom makeovers are often at the top of the list when it comes to valuable remodels.

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Tags: Bathroom Makeover

Casement Windows: Why They Help with Function, Style, and Security

Posted on Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Casement windows are an outstanding replacement window investment in your home for a number of reasons, with value being at the center. However, you already know that function, style, and security on a window are more important, even if you have to pay a little more for those features. The good news is that casement windows provide all three above for a reasonable price.

Ultimately, they provide amazing value for your home if you ever want to sell your house someday. In the meantime, you'll appreciate how energy-efficient these windows are, along with their customization options.

The above features of function, style, and security are major strong points of casement windows. If you have no prior experience with them, let's take a look at how they work, plus how much you'll appreciate their function in the hot summer months, as well as all year round.

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Tags: Casement Window, casement windows

Walk-In Tubs: They're not just for Seniors

Posted on Fri, Aug 07, 2015

Many people tend to think of walk-in tubs as being something only for senior citizens. However, they are not just for older adults, as a number of other people can benefit from them as well. Here are some groups of people that would greatly appreciate a walk-in bathtub.

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Tags: Walk In Bathtub, walk in tub

Why Bathtub Refinishing Won't Fix the Problem Hiding Behind Your Tub

Posted on Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Your ancient bathtub is becoming an eyesore in an otherwise beautifully updated bathroom. The tub has been there for 30 years, tiles are falling off the walls, it looks worn out and, well, it doesn't smell too good either. No matter how many lemony-fresh bathroom cleaners you use on it, it still emits this strange, musty odor. So you look at your budget, scour the internet, and decide that bathtub refinishing is the way to go-it will spruce up that bathtub while saving you some money, right? Wrong. Bathtub refinishing may spruce up the surface of your tub, but do you have any idea what is hiding behind that surface? Do you know why all your lemony-fresh cleaners aren't kicking that smell to the curb? The culprit is most likely mold, and it's not going anywhere with a bathtub refinish. It's going to stay, make itself comfortable, and multiply at a mind-boggling speed behind your bathtub walls until it eats away at the wall and floor completely. In addition to destroying your home, the EPA states that the longer mold is allowed to grow, the more likely it is to have negative health effects on the people in your home. Some molds are toxic, and many types can cause health problems such as respiratory illnesses, dizziness, flu-like symptoms, and prolonged coughing.

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Tags: Bathtub Refinishing, Bathtub Replacement

Five Reasons to Choose Vinyl Windows over Wood Windows

Posted on Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Whether you want to make improvements to your home, or it is time to replace your current windows, you have an important decision on your hands in choosing the material of window. While there is no right or wrong answer, some window materials provide more advantages than others. For instance, wood windows might have been a great option for a long time, but vinyl windows are the new crown holders.

Both wood and vinyl have some similar characteristics, such as the energy-efficiency they provide, but they also have a number of important differences to consider when making your decision. Once you learn about the multiple advantages that vinyl has over wood, making a choice should become a simple task.

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Tags: Joyce Factory Direct, Vinyl Windows, Energy Efficient Windows

Upgrade Your Home with Natural Sunlight from Bay Windows

Posted on Thu, Jul 23, 2015

When considering an upgrade to your home, bay windows are an option for your home that can increase the feel of space, increase the natural lighting in your home and provide an attractive outside appearance. Increasing your home's lighting through better windows is one of the most essential ways to upgrade your home without large amounts of capital. 


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Tags: Bay Window, Windows