Windows

Find a Spot For a Window Seat

Find a Spot For a Window Seat

Window seats are a great addition to any room that provide not just extra seating, but more storage and decorative space. If a window seat is something you’ve always wanted but never thought you had the room for, don’t give up until you’ve read this article from DoItYourself.com.

Window Decals for Privacy and Pretty

Window Decals for Privacy and Pretty

Earlier this month Real Simple launched a bunch o’ blogs including Home and Organizing which counts Erin Doland of Unclutterer and Holly Becker of Decor8 as contributors. They should both bring a unique and complimentary voice to this blog and we welcome another shelter blog to the mix. Today Holly […]

Winterize Your Home

Winterize Your Home

imapix No matter how many space heaters you have or how hot your radiator is running, if your home isn’t properly insulated you are in for a long winter. The first place you should star with are your doors and windows. Weatherstripping Windows and Doors [Lowes] Weatherstripping Your Home [Department […]

Restoring Wood Frame Windows

Restoring Wood Frame Windows

Over at HouseinProgress they’ve documented the window restoration of their 1914 Bungalow and pulled together a great matrix for determining if you should restore or replace your wood windows. Their post may have inspired an article from the Chicago Tribune that similarly advocates the path to wood window restoration for […]

Leaded Glass Windows

Leaded Glass Windows

Leaded glass windows are often referred to as ‘stained glass’ but typically are not colored at all. The trend towards hand-blown glass windows is surging and according to the LA Times Whether for a faux chateau in Encino, a pseudo palazzo in Beverly Hills or a super-sized Craftsman in Venice, […]

Hiding Ugly Windows

Hiding Ugly Windows

An undesirable view, utilitarian casements, or ugly shutters can all be cause for you to hide your windows. As a homeowner you may have more options to replace windows or make changes to their appearance, but renters probably have to live with what they’ve got. Here are some tips that […]

DIY Stained Glass

DIY Stained Glass

The Brooklyn Rowhouse have shown that designing and creating your own stained glass is possible. With the help of a beginner stained glass course at Albert Stained Glass, they created the glass for their front door and now have the skills for other stained glass projects. They believe that “Stained […]

Sun Tunnel Skylights

Sun Tunnel Skylights

Bring natural light into the dark corners of your house using a sun tunnel skylight from Velux. These skytubes are easily installed into roofs of all types and pitch. You’ll save energy and never worry about turning that closet or laundry room light off.

The Sky Factory

The Sky Factory

These virtual windows and skylights from The Sky Factory give that home office or bedroom the view you’ve always wanted. The backlit screens open up enclosed interior spaces with soaring views and natural light. The wall images range from island beaches to mountain lakes and the ceiling views include skies […]

Installing a Window

Installing a Window

Window maintenance is important, especially in an older home. Drafts can raise your energy bills and windows that aren’t properly seated can also allow water to enter your home and cause damage. We’ve gathered some resources for buying and installing your own windows. Start here to select your window type. […]

Custom Security Window Grills

Custom Security Window Grills

Manhattan Users Guide just turned us onto these great custom window grills by Kristina Kozak of MINE. Wrought-iron grills are terrible to look out of and are unsightly on any home. If you need the security of metal window grills why not make them decorative. Custom Window Grills [MINE]

Modern Window Treatments

Modern Window Treatments

The Shade Storeis the best collection of window treatments we’ve found online. It’s easy to buy shades, blinds, and drapes that you won’t find anywhere else directly from the website. They also have a measure and install section which should make it very easy to get your treatments up in […]

Window Types

Window Types

Andersen Windows has provided an easy window selection tool that explains the different types of windows and how to identify them. Window Types [Andersen Windows]

Sash Window Restoration

Restoring and repairing a sash window can be tricky work. The windows can vary from region to region and their conditions can merit major hair-pulling (probably why you waited so long to touch them). Here is a Do-it-yourself guide to working on sash windows. Do It Yourself Sash Window Guide […]