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Posts in Category: Home Renovation Tips

How to Paint Vinyl Windows 

December 06, 2013 Categories: Home Renovation Tips

paint windowsAre you tired of your boring white windows? If so, you have several options. You can replace them or you can paint them, even if they are vinyl. In the past, it was not recommended to paint vinyl window frames, especially if you wanted a darker color. These days, however, new paints and primers have been developed that allow you to paint your vinyl windows if you want to do so. If you ready for a new look, follow these 10 steps.

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Changing Door Hardware 

November 27, 2013 Categories: Home Renovation Tips

Entry DoorFirst impressions are everything. That’s not just in regards to you. It’s also in regards to your home. Often your home’s first impression on anyone will be made when they walk up to your door. Take a look at it and tell me what you see. If it looks rather bland or you notice chipped or tarnished hardware, then it may be time to take action. Not only is changing door hardware easier than most think, it can also change the visual appeal of your home’s whole entrance way. 

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Upcycled Doors- How to Make a Stunning Headboard 

November 25, 2013 Categories: Home Renovation Tips

door head boardAre your entryway doors past their prime? Are they hard to open and close? Are you watching your hard earned money slip away through drafty doors? If you are replacing your old wooden entry doors with new ones soon, there are a number of things that you can do with your old ones. If you prefer to reuse and recycle, you can up-cycle your old doors and make them into a stunning headboard with this how-to.

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Update Home Exterior 

October 25, 2013 Categories: Doors Home Renovation Tips Replacement Windows

Bay windowsIf the exterior of your home is beginning to look dated or unattractive, there are some ways to give it some great curb appeal once again. This is especially important if you are planning to sell your home since many potential buyers judge a home by how it looks from the street. However, even if you are not planning to sell anytime soon, you may want to give your exterior an update for both aesthetic reasons and energy efficiency.

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How to Hang Curtain Rods 

October 21, 2013 Categories: Home Renovation Tips Window Treatments

hanging curtain rodsWhether you are a homeowner or a renter, there are numerous projects around your living space that will eventually want to change or improve. One such project could be hanging curtain rods. Whether it’s because you bought a new house, rented a new apartment or you want to spruce up your brand new windows, it is a good skill to know how to hang curtain rods. Let us help you prepare yourself for this task.

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Preparing for Hurricane Season 

September 26, 2013 Categories: Home Renovation Tips

hurricane impact windows Your home is your investment, and your family is your life, but when those two things are in the midst of a hurricane, or other violent weather you have to stay protected. Luckily, there are ways to safe guard against acts of nature. We present to you a checklist of precautions to keep your family safe in your home during inclement weather.

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Winterizing Your Windows 

September 16, 2013 Categories: Home Renovation Tips

prep for windows for winterWinter is coming, but don’t lose your head! With a little preparation you can make sure that your home is ready for the very cold winter that is being predicted by the Farmer’s Almanac. This 200 year old book uses a variety of things to predict the weather, including lunar cycles and sunspots. While this might sound unreliable, its forecasts are often correct (about 80% of the time). Facing a bitterly cold winter, you need to make sure that your home is ready.

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When to Replace Your Windows 

August 20, 2013 Categories: Home Renovation Tips Replacement Windows

when to replace your windowsIt’s difficult to know when to replace your windows, or when to repair them. Proper attention and inspection of the windows in your home is important in catching problems early before any other damage to your home occurs. Here is an overview of problems that you may experience, and what they mean for your home.

 

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How to Clean Window Screens 

July 31, 2013 Categories: Home Renovation Tips

how to clean window screensLooking through clean window screens is one of life’s simple pleasures and is not difficult to do, especially with Stanek easy-to-clean windows. You can clean your screens outside or in a bath tub with ordinary household products. Here is a step-by-step guide.

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Four Ways Replacement Windows Add Value to Your Home 

replacement windows to add value to homeThere are many improvements you can make to your home to increase the value; however it’s hard to judge which one in particular will have the biggest impact. The replacement value of windows is actually pretty great, in terms of both monetary value and quality of life. If you are considering replacing your windows, check out these four ways that they can add value to your home.

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