How to Use Replacement Windows to Improve InteriorsApril 22, 2015
Interior remodeling projects can be a challenge, even to the most experienced homeowners. This is especially true when you replace old or drafty windows, where preparation becomes your best friend. Spend some time thinking about how you’re going about the project. The choices you make during the planning stage can significantly improve your overall home experience. Here’s a quick guide to help you out:
More Than Meets the Eye
Before you even begin a project, you must have a clear idea why you want a replacement in the first place. Is it to improve indoor air quality or to lower utility bills? Clear realistic goals will aid in your window selection. For example, if it’s better ventilation you want, we suggest installing the double hung window Waukesha designers love. It opens wide and is easy to operate so you can let fresh air into your home whenever you want to.
Are you replacing your windows to lower energy spending in your household? Your choice of glass material matters greatly. Consider the high-performing options from window replacement expert Renewal by Andersen®, which feature low-emissivity glass coatings. These are specifically designed to reduce solar heat transfer through the unit so that you stay cool during summer and warm during winter.
Window to Your Mood
Scenery can stimulate or relax your senses. If you live in a quaint neighborhood, you can use outdoor views to set the mood in any room. This works wonders if you often have company over. With the right window style, you can have a stunning landscape or a serene water view as the backdrop to your conversations.
Non-operable picture windows do a great job at creating an ambiance indoors. They’re made specifically to let light and views in, which means they can brighten up any space with sunshine and artistic scenery. Install them alongside casement units as bay windows if you have an indoor sitting or reading nook. This unique window combination juts out from the walls of your home and provides a three-dimensional feel to your living space.
A Personal Touch
Your interiors look best when they reflect your personal style. Pick replacement windows in Waukesha that let you showcase your creativity, sense of drama, and artistic taste. Composite frames like Renewal by Andersen’s Fibrex® are stable and strong enough to be made into your chosen design, shape, and size.
Don’t forget to match frame colors with your interiors. If you have light-colored furnishings like those commonly found in contemporary homes, opt for a bolder interior frame finish like Sandtone and Terratone®. If your living space generally features warmer tones, as can be seen in many traditional houses, choose natural finishes like pine, oak, or maple for a cohesive look.
Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee has been helping homeowners improve their indoor experience through our beautiful, energy-efficient, and superbly performing replacement windows. Need more planning, remodeling, or design tips? Feel free to reach out to us at (262) 522-1001 and schedule a free in-home consultation.