Posted on February 7, 2019
We all know the feeling - with a new year comes the desire to do something different, to make some changes in an aspect of your life. One great and fairly easy change that can be made is updating the look of a room in your home. While this may seem like a complicated process, it really doesn’t have to be. In fact, the whole look of your room can be refreshed just by changing out the windows. It can be surprising to see just how important of a role windows play in the overall aesthetic of your home, and how - using windows - you can achieve the look of your dreams.
The first part to consider when deciding whether or not a window replacement is right for you, is to look at the various types of windows currently on the market. While there are the traditional double or single hung window types that are popular with most homes, other windows can be utilized to create a unique look for your home. Installing a bay or bow window in a room, will not only add more physical space to the room, it will also increase the amount of natural light. One of the best attributes of new windows is bringing in more light to your home. The more you have, the more open your room will feel, which can give the space a whole new look.
Even if you’re not interested in changing up the look of a room, you should consider replacing your home’s windows, regardless. If your home was built more than 10 years ago, it’s very likely that the windows you currently have aren’t operating at peak efficiency. A lot of improvements have been made over the last decade to increase the amount of energy efficiency a window can provide. Installing triple-pane windows, or windows that have been treated against penetrating UVA and UVB rays, can dramatically decrease the cost of heating and cooling your home.
Additionally, newer windows use different construction materials which allow for a greater variety of decorative options. No longer do windows have to be constrained to white or metal. Now they can be used to fit whatever design style you had in mind for your home.
Windows can also be used solely for decoration - they don’t all have to have practical uses. For example, adding stained glass windows around your home’s entryway is a great accent that can show your home’s uniqueness and up its curb appeal. You could also add clouded vanity block windows to your bathroom, which will allow light to enter without the privacy concerns that most windows can elicit in homeowners. Finally, adding a garden box window to your kitchen is a great way to grow plants, but also create a different profile of the room, adding depth and interest to the space.
If you are ready to get started on refreshing the look of your Arlington home, or you would like more information on how window replacements can help, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our design and installation professionals are excited to help you get started making your vision into a reality. For a free quote, please fill out our easy online form, or call us at (703) 828-7414. We look forward to hearing from you!