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30 Different Types of Curtains for the Home (Consumer Buying Guide)

Quicklist of Types of Curtains Panel Pair Curtains Single Panel Curtain Window Treatment Sets Valances Window Tiers Window Scarf Curtain Liners Sheer Semi-Opaque Blackout Curtains Rod Pocket Curtains Grommet and Eyelet Curtains Tab Top Hidden Tab Curtains Cotton Linen Velvet Silk Lace Burlap Synthetic Patterns Solids Sill Apron Floor Puddle Insulating Noise Reducing Outdoor Curtains …

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How often should you clean your windows?

Cleaning the windows is a task we can sometimes let slip. Instead of staring at the mess, we tend to look through it. Because we don’t have to come in direct contact with dirty windows, like countertops or floors, we might wait a little longer between cleanings than we would for something else. Dirty windows …

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Motion Detectors vs. Window Sensors – What’s the Difference?

When installing a security system, you may be struggling to decide whether it’s bests to install motion detectors, window sensors, or both to safeguard your home from break-ins. If you’d like to know which best fits your needs, let’s look at the differences between the two and the various benefits and downsides for each of …

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Blinds vs Curtains vs Shutters vs Shades Comparison: What’s Best?

Window treatments aren’t always easy to select. In many cases, any of the four main window covering options are blinds, shutters, shades or curtains will do. How can you possibly choose? One way is to compare each of the window covering options to one another in order to get an idea of the pros and …

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What Are Bahama Shutters? Pros, Cons, Cost, Where to Buy and More

Be it a mansion or a home, shutters are a relatively inexpensive way to add style, privacy, protection and charm. But what are Bahama shutters – and why do I need to know or why would I need them? Related: Types of Window Shutters | Houses with Exterior Shutters | Online Blinds and Shutters Stores | …

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28 Different Types of Blinds for Windows (2023 Buying Guide)

Quicklist: Types of Blinds for Windows 1. Vertical Blinds Venetian Blinds Mini Blinds Micro Blinds Panel Blinds Pleated Shades  Cellular Shades  Roman Shades Roller Shades Tie-Up Shades (Curtain Blinds) Solar Shades Outdoor Shades Skylight Shades Smart Blinds Wood Faux Wood Plastic Metal Paper Natural Fabric  Synthetic Fabric Ready-Made Made-To-Measure Blackout Thermal Sheer Cordless Top Down …

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What Are Glass Block Windows?

When you break it down to its simplest terms, windows are really just holes in the wall. At least, this is how the very first windows started. From this simple design, windows evolved into all sorts of different styles. They’re made in single-pane, double-pane, single-hung, double-hung designs and a whole huge range of different looks. …

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Five Story House by stpmj

Architects: stpmj Area: 175 m² Year: 2018 Photographs: Bae Jihun Manufacturers: American Standard, Eagon, Ewha brick, INOUTIC, gonggan ‘Five story house’ is the vertically stacked result of a single-family house on a small site in a highly dense city, Seoul, Korea. In less than 100 m² property area with required setbacks and parking regulation, this …

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What Are Double Hung Windows?

Double-hung windows just sound like a lot more work than single-hung windows. After all, why the heck would you need to hang windows twice? Lots of people don’t know the difference between these two window types and can’t tell you exactly what double-hung windows are. The first thing you should know is that double-hung windows …

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11 Top Window Cleaners for Streak-Free Crystal Clear Windows

I do not know about you, but I have the worst time cleaning my windows. It is so hard to get my windows clean without streaks and smudges. No matter how hard I work, I always leave marks behind. Over time, I realized that certain types of glass require special ingredients in the cleaner as …

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21 Top Smart Home Blinds Solutions

In our continuing search for the best smart home technology available, we’re now covering the innovative field of smart home blinds. This might come as a surprise, but even the windows and shades of your home can be improved with smart technology. These products allow for the complete customization and control of the natural light …

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20 Top Smart Home Window Solutions

Welcome to our gallery focusing on another important facet of modern home design: smart home windows. Smart home technology serves to make our houses more comfortable, convenient, and safe places to live. When the technology comes to windows, our visual portals to the world outside, truly innovative things happen. We love the way that the …

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50 Living Rooms with Big Windows (Photos)

Large windows offer numerous benefits in living rooms. Among them are opening up dark areas, creating a sense of space, providing captivating views and allowing natural light and fresh air to flow in. It is safe to say that a living room without windows is incomplete. While there are various sizes, people today prefer large …

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How Often Should You Caulk Your Windows? You Might Be Surprised

The short and sweet answer to how often you should caulk your windows is as often as they need it. I learned the wisdom of this many years ago. It was a Saturday morning in late October and I had just moved into my very first apartment in an old New York building. Seated at …

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How to Caulk Outside Windows with a Brick Surface?

Caulking the exterior of your windows is one of those popular DIY tasks that sounds easier than it actually is. You just run a bead along the gap and boom, you’re finished! Right? Well, if you want to get good-looking caulking that will withstand time and weathering, it takes a little more work. So what’s …

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Does Saran Wrap Work on Windows for Keeping More Heat in Your Home?

If you have older windows in your home, there’s a good chance that they are drafty and none-too-insulating. Maybe they’re single pane. Maybe there are gaps around the frame that icy winter breezes and ambitious summertime insects can squeeze through. Whatever the case, you have a problem. What’s the solution? You could have the windows …

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Vinyl vs. Wood vs. Fiberglass vs. Aluminum Windows (Comparison)

Picking windows can be a real challenge, as I know from my own experience. The last time I picked out windows, I had my heart set on wood windows. I’ve always loved the look of real wood, and I thought that wood windows would match my home’s decor. However, I decided to do a little …

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24 Different Types of Roman Shades

Roman shades are inspired by the traditional designs of the Roman Empire. As a community, the Romans were really advanced in all spheres of life. They made a lasting impact on the contemporary world, and a lot of their designs are still used in everyday life. In the days when the Colosseum was still functioning as a …

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27 Different Types of Windows for Your Home (Featuring Descriptive Diagrams)

Quicklist: Types of Windows Single-Hung Window Double-Hung Oriel Cottage Two-Panel Slider Three-Panel Slider Picture Window Deadlites (Sash Only) Hopper  Casement Awning Transoms Different Shapes Bay Bow Jalousie Garden-Style Window Glass Block Window Storm Window Egress Window Skylight Round Arched Dormer Windows Window Panes Double-Pane Triple-Pane Quadruple Pane  Here are five indicators that it’s time to …

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28 Different Types of Window Shutter Styles, Designs and Shapes

Take a look at your windows and how they look from outside your home. Look at your windows from the inside as well. Do your windows look too plain? Look at the window frame, the glass, and just the way they sit there. Imagine them with a little window treatment with interior window shutters or exterior …

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Why False Dormer Windows are Like Botched Nose Jobs

Of the many architectural trends in America that befuddle the rest of the civilized world, false dormer windows are one of those things that just make you say “WHY?” They’re like the nose jobs of home remodeling: you get one with the intent to beautify a property that might need just a little sprucing up, or …

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50 Primary Bathrooms with Skylights (Photos)

Thanks for visiting our primary bathrooms with a skylight photo gallery where you can search a lot of primary bathrooms with skylights. Related: Primary Bathrooms | Powder Rooms | Types of Skylights | Skylights Pros and Cons | Attic Bedroom Ideas | Kitchens with Skylights | Living Rooms with Skylights  Photos Our first bathroom has a …

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10 Different Types of Dormer Windows for Houses

Dormers are built on the roof and often contain a window. They project outwards, vertically beyond the plane of the roof. The dormer roofs are a great way to increase the space in lofts or attics. The window openings also bring in natural light into the small spaces. Related: Types of Roofs | Tools for …

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27 Dormer Window Ideas from New & Old Houses with Dormers (Photos)

Dormer windows give houses a distinct look. They’re typically used on more traditional house styles. What is a dormer window? A dormer window is a window that projects vertically from a sloping roof. They can be on all types of roofs including gable, mansard, gambrel, hipped, shed and more. Here’s an illustration of a dormer …

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20 Helpful Tools for Cleaning Windows

A couple of years ago I was taking my oldest son to the dentist, which was in a four story builder. When we arrived, there was a professional window cleaner cleaning windows three and four stories above the ground with an incredibly long pole brush attached to a hose. My young son was enthralled. Fortunately …

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32 Gorgeous Houses with Exterior Window Shutters

Not all houses should have exterior shutters. But some should and definitely benefit aesthetically. Our aim with this post is to showcase houses that look better as a result of using exterior window shutters. In my view, shutters should contrast with the main exterior color of  the home. Most of the examples in this collection …

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18 Different Types of Window Shades

The concept of window shades can be traced back to ancient civilizations. The Egyptians used wet strips of cloth to keep out the sun and wind, while the Chinese opted for bamboo as a window covering.  Window shades made of translucent cloth or paper first appeared in American homes and public buildings in the late …

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11 Different Types of Skylights

Quicklist: Types of Skylights Ventilating Skylight Fixed Skylight Tubular Skylight Tilt-Window Skylight Curb-Mounted Skylight Deck-Mounted Skylight Electric Opening Ventilating Skylight Manual Control Rod Insect Screen Solar-Powered Ventilating Skylight Impact Glazing Skylights are a lovely way to let natural lighting flood through your home interior. Former US President Thomas Jefferson was so fascinated by skylights that …

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20 of the Best Online Blinds and Shutter Stores

Between blinds and shutters, blinds account for almost half of the market for window treatments. Shutters follow next, including other types of window shades. Consumers between the ages of 35 and 64, meanwhile, are the most avid buyers of blinds and shutters for home furnishing. Home improvements, renovations, remodeling as well as moving to new …

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Are Plantation Shutters Out of Style (in 2023)? Pros, Cons and Alternatives

No, plantation shutters are not out of style as far as I’m concerned. However, I’m of the view not all architectural styles should have plantation styles. Background They’ve been around for hundreds of years. They were used on 18th-century plantation mansions which were built in derivative forms of classical architectural styles. Hence, the name. Just …

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Pros and Cons of Skylights (Plus Alternatives)

Skylights have this modern appeal to homes but they’ve actually been around for centuries. The ancient Roman architecture featured the Oculus of the Pantheon which is really an open skylight. The writer Hans Christian Andersen had a room in the loft where he had windows installed in the shed ceiling and the painter Vincent Van …

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60 Attic Bedroom Ideas (Many Designs with Skylights)

This gallery features attic bedrooms, some of which are spacious, and others tucked into nooks. A few of the bedrooms featured in this collection are part of apartments set apart from the main home. Many of these rooms have one or more skylights that pour in light to make these spaces bright, airy, and cheerful. …

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Parts of a Window and Window Frame (Diagrams)

When you’re replacing windows, it’s nice to know all the different parts of the window and window frame. That’s here these 2 diagrams come into play. The first illustrates the anatomy of a window and frame. The second showcases the anatomy of a cross-section of a three-pane window. Diagram: Parts of a Window Interior Casing: …

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Pros and Cons of Roller Shutters

These days, it is important to think of your home’s overall security. You have to think about your family’s safety, and that means upgrading your home security system. According to the Australian Institute of Criminology, 61 to 70 percent of homicides take place in houses in residential areas. Related: Window Treatments Advantages of Having Roller …

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Pros and Cons of Accordion Shutters (Bi-Fold and Tri-Fold)

You’re probably familiar with accordion doors for reach-in closets, but did you know their are accordion style shutters too? While non-folding are far more popular, accordion (a.k.a. folding) are very useful in certain situations… specifically wide windows, openings and as room dividers. This article briefly explains what these types of shutters are, pros and cons and …

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23 Bathrooms with Large Windows

Bathrooms have always been a place for comfort and relaxation. The look of a bathroom can vary, depending on wall decorations, paintings, paints, pieces of furniture or even tiling to make your stay in the bathroom as relaxing as it can be. opens the room up and creates opportunity for more natural light which is more beneficial …

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40 Primary Bathroom Window Ideas

Bathroom windows require a little more thought and planning than windows in other rooms in your home. While you want as much natural light as possible, you also want to ensure privacy. This means you’ll want to consider the view of each bathroom from outside and from all angles, especially from angles where other people may …

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40 Rooms with Stained Glass Windows

Welcome to our gallery featuring 40 rooms with stained glass windows. We believe that the windows in a home are one of the most transparently important elements. A small space can be expanded visually with large windows. The natural light provided by windows can make wondrous improvements to almost any room. We have created this gallery as …

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52 Beautiful Kitchens with Skylights

Welcome to our gallery showcasing the brilliance and breadth of beautiful kitchens with skylights. Skylights have flowered from primitive fixed-glass openings into the multifaceted design elements they are today, with the march of technology and some creative architectural progress. We all know, in a basic sense, what they add to any given room: sunlight. There’s …

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