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    Spring Renovation Tips For Your Home

    Spring Renovation Tips For Your Home

    Window treatments

    The obvious solutions are drapes, curtains and wood blinds. They can give each room a new personality and a fresh look from both inside and out. Other great options that are easy and very affordable are window grilles.

    Painting projects

    The hot color for 2019 according to Pantone, the color expert for designers, is coral. If coral is not your jam there are many other great colors and color combinations that will help make a statement for any room, or for your whole house. Other color options can include your new window grilles, which can be stained or painted to match your décor.

    Spring cleaning

    Your windows have mostly collected a lot of dirt and grime from the outside winter weather. But if your house has been closed up all winter, like 70% of the US, there is a fair amount of grime collected on the inside as well from cooking, candles, forced air furnace and the fireplace. Window grilles, while adding value and extra personality, are easy to remove and reinstall for window cleaning.

    Get your bike ready, start new landscape and yard projects

    Now that you have worked hard getting your home in shape for spring, don’t forget to get outside and have fun. Clean that bike chain, and start digging in the garden. Then come back inside and enjoy your fresh, clean house.

    Spring Remodeling Season

    Spring Remodeling Season

    Daylight savings has come and gone, which means that longer and warmer days are just around the corner. Spring is traditionally a time of change and renewal, making it the perfect time of year to fix worn or broken screens and windows, or finally make the home improvements you've been considering over the winter. 

    Wear and tear from months of harsh winter weather may have taken a toll on your home. Warm weather means grilling, bonfires, and kids running in and out of the house. Get ready for your family's favorite summer activities by replacing that worn screen door

    Have you been waiting winter out to sell your home? Window grid inserts are an easy and quick way to make sure your home is looking its best. If you have any damaged or missing window grilles, now is the time to replace them. Or, if you're just looking to change things up, update plain glass kitchen cabinet doors with grilles to give your home a refreshing new look.

    It's also the perfect time to install an accent window. Furnish a room with a venting window to open up and let the sunlight and fresh spring breeze in. Decorative round & oval windows will bring new life to your home, and installing a garden window will make any room feel more spacious.

    Get a head start on spring remodeling with Fixhome, and stay posted for Fixhome.com's upcoming spring sale!

    A screen door to put the finishing touch on your cabin or patio

    A screen door to put the finishing touch on your cabin or patio

    Screen doors, sometimes referred to as storm doors, are a quintessential component of American home design. Mounted over an exterior access door, a screen door has a number of functional benefits. During bad weather it will protect home from the elements, and during warm summer days the screen provides ventilation and a view of the outdoors. 

    Get in and out of your home easily while grilling on your patio or enjoying a day at your cabin. Keep the bugs out with a durable screen that you won't need to replace for years.

    Fixhome's "Doorman" Basic Cedar Screen Door is made from beautiful western red cedar, which is known for its strength and durability. Impermeable to moisture, this door will stand up against years of exposure to the elements, resisting warping, humidity and decay. The unfinished cedar is ready to paint or stain to match the exterior of your home. Like all Fixhome products, the "Doorman" Basic Cedar Screen Door is made in the U.S.A. and shipping is free.

    Decorative Windows: Form and Function

    decorative windows add interesting element to your home design

    window that opens to add ventilation

    Are you looking to replace your old windows, or illuminate a room in your home with an additional window?

    Add a stylistic touch to any space in your home with a decorative window. Decorative windows add value to your home through both form and function, bringing architectural detail while also allowing in light. Fixhome offers stationary custom decorative windows in oval, round, octagon, and tall octagon shapes. These unique window shapes are also available in venting, a great option if you want to open them up for ventilation in your home.

    oval and tall octagon custom decorative windows add unique style to your home

    Install a round window to your gable roof or dormer window to break up the monotonous exterior of your home, and bring air flow to the interior. If your home has high ceilings, an octagon window installed as a skylight will add height and offer view of the sky and trees.

    Oval windows add charm and support a traditional sense of style, while the angular octagon windows feel modern and geometric. Bring in an interesting window to add a decorative accent to any room, or use the window as the focal point.

    Obscure, interesting window styles bring visual detail while also making your space feel large and open. With Fixhome's custom windows, the possibilities are endless. Whether you want a decorative window to match your unique style, or something to fit into the architectural style of your home, Fixhome will have a window for you.

    Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Energy Efficient Glass

    Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Energy Efficient Glass

    While shopping for windows on Fixhome's website, you may notice that there is a glass option called "Low-E". Low-E is short for Low-Emissivity, meaning that this window glass doesn't allow much heat to pass through it. This eco-friendly glass has an invisible coating on it which allows visible light through the window, but keeps infrared waves, which transfer heat, out.

    Windows are the main cause of heat loss from your home in the winter, and cool air loss from your home during the summer. Not only does this make your home less comfortable, but it is also incredibly inefficient. As a result of this loss of heat and cool air through your windows, homeowners end up spending more money on energy to heat or cool their homes.

    With Low-E glass, homeowners can cut their heating and cooling costs, and maintain a more comfortable climate within their home. Though the Low-E option may cost more upfront, a reduced energy bill every month adds up over time. Additionally, Low-E glass adds resale value to your home, as the eco-friendly, energy efficient glass will save potential homebuyers money. The windows are particularly appealing to home owners and potential home-buyers who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint. 

    Fixhome offers a Low-E glass option for all of our decorative windows. If you're shopping for new windows or window glass, and make sure to consider this eco-friendly option.

    Shop Fixhome's decorative windows here.