While some people might consider that getting to design their own house would be a dream come true, maybe that's not what you've always wished for. Maybe your dream-come-true house came in the form of an older, previously owned home. if that's true, you are probably wanting to keep the charm of the older house. However, you also know that there are things that are needed to make your house run more efficiently.
Are you thinking that you'd save money on your utility bill by doing away with the old windows? If so, from arranging for replacement windows to selecting the window treatment for each room, here are some ideas that might help you.
Arrange For Replacement Windows - As you consider what kind of windows you'll want to buy when you replace the old ones, consider the weather in your area. For instance, are there often tremendous storms in your part of the country? If so, think about selecting storm windows that are made to last during the harshest weather conditions.
Maybe you don't need windows that are designed to perform well during bad weather conditions. However, you still want windows that will keep your house cool during the hot months and warm during the winter months. The agent at the facility where you purchase your replacement windows will have the experience needed to help you with your selection. The windows throughout your house will be carefully measured so that the new windows will fit just right.
Are there stained-glass windows in any of the rooms? If they're damaged beyond repair, they can be replaced by new stained-glass windows that will keep the integrity of the original windows.
Select The Window Treatment - Are you wanting to keep the same kind of window treatment that was originally in the older house? If so, you might want to visit houses that have been turned into museums. Another idea is to check out books from the library that depict old homes from the era in which yours was built.
For example, maybe you'll see that kitchens of old had fabric curtains with tiny flowers as the focal point of the curtain? If so, then select that type of fabric for your new kitchen curtains. Maybe the living room and the dining room had heavy velvet drapes that gave those rooms a very formal look. If so, would that be a look that you want to duplicate? Think of making a list of all of the rooms in your house. Then, write down the treatment you want for each room. That might help you as you begin your window treatment plan.
To learn more about replacement windows, consult a resource in your area.