Remodeling your home can be one of the most exciting – and stressful – times of your life. Part of transforming your home involves adding or replacing windows to make functional and aesthetic statements. Unfortunately, many homeowners are so quick to invest thousands of dollars to reconfigure their home they neglect to address certain details like windows and doors. These are defining characteristics of a home and shouldn’t be afterthoughts.
Here are some common home improvement projects where a new window could enhance the beauty and functionality of the room.
The kitchen is the center of any household. It’s where meals are prepped and eaten, cleaning is done, families talk about their days, and guests are entertained. The average kitchen remodel will cost about $20,000 when done right. Don’t forget to budget for the windows. Because you spend so much time in here, strategic window placement is important. A window above the sink is a given (think garden or casement) but there are other areas of the room that could benefit from a picture window, a few double hungs, or even a wall of windows for the ultimate in natural lighting.
Your master bedroom isn’t just a place to sleep. It’s a place of comfort, refuge and relaxation. Not only can new windows be more energy efficient, they can also offer increased beauty to complement your remodeled master suite. New windows certainly add to the architecture of the room, but they also provide an unmistakable ambiance that you would expect from a high-end hotel. Try a bay window above a window seat where you can sit on a nice day, curl up with a good book or just gaze out the window.
Bedroom to Office
If kids have started to move out of the home, you may consider converting their bedrooms to an office, craft room, den or fitness room. This is a great time to reconfigure your space and turn a rarely-used spare bedroom into something more productive. Consider a wall of windows for your fitness room where you can strategically place your treadmills and ellipticals for inspiration of nature.
If you’re going for an office and the room lacks sufficient lighting, add a few more windows, or consider one big bow or bay window in front of which you can place your desk. Got a cramped room that you want to convert into a craft space? Add an awning window if you’re tight on space yet still want sunlight and ventilation.
Don’t settle for a great new space yet under-whelming details. Let the light shine through!
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