Whether you choose vinyl or wood, replacing your old windows will return as much as three-fourths of your initial investment. The best reasons to replace your windows are beauty, comfort and added home value; you’ll also get a boost in energy efficiency, especially if your old windows are single-panel glass or excessively drafty, but your energy bill savings will be modest.
"I found an old paned window at a salvage yard and cut it down to fit the opening between this home's entry and dining room. It not only looks cool, but it cuts down on drafts," says Emily Jones, graphic designer and owner of Jones Design Company, Seattle, Washington.
This Old World-style home pub is trimmed in solid birch wood with a mirrored backsplash and glass-fronted cabinet doors. Large windows and a gaming table create a light-filled spot for relaxing and socializing.
Bring the outdoors in with a colorful, spring-inspired window garland. This super easy project, made with a butterfly punch, old magazine pages and fishing line. It looks great no matter which side of the window you're looking through.
As seen on Fixer Upper, the newly renovated master bedroom has been transformed with a new, neutral color palette that makes the space feel clean and bright. Joanna chose to incorporate wispy fabrics to soften the space, while wood accents and twin table lamps warm the space. Joanna also repurposed an old church window as a headboard, which created a focal point in the space.
Gold stenciling adds a hint of Old World elegance to this neutral nursery featuring a painted armoire. A series of window panels allows you to control the amount of light in the room, while two cribs offer options when it comes time to nap time.
This dining room has Old World charm with a long formally set dining table and chairs on an Oriental rug. To continue the style, the room features stacked stone columns, rod iron accents and earthy red walls.