Looking for ways to save some money on your power bills by improving your home's overall energy efficiency? Here are three easy ways to do just that:
Have Your Windows Inspected, Repaired, and Insulated
Cracks and chips in your home's glass windows can increase air flow and decrease your overall energy efficiency, so it is important to have a professional inspect and repair your windows if they're more than a few years old and/or you notice damage to any of them.
Glass is a reflective material, so it refracts light back into your space. This makes any room feel open and airy. What's more, glass is a relatively easy to clean surface. All of this makes the material ideal for your bathroom. Utilize glass in several ways for a glistening, open appeal in your bathroom.
An obvious place for utilizing glass is in the shower enclosure. There are numerous ways to use glass for your shower.
Installing replacement windows and sashes is an investment in your home, so you will want to make sure you properly care for that investment. If you opted for wood windows, you will need to follow a regular maintenance schedule to ensure they last for as long as possible. The following tips can help.
Tip #1: Choose the right finish
Wood window frames and sashes can last for decades if they aren't exposed to the elements.
Your bathroom is a place where you should feel relaxed and at ease. What better way to create a relaxing space than by giving it a rustic, natural look? With the tips below, you can design a bathroom that has a woodsy, outdoorsy appeal that makes every morning and evening an indulgent experience.
Include a picture window with a view of the outdoors.
If you have a yard filled with mature frees or flower beds -- or even if you can see a beautiful scene like mountains or fields in the distance -- consider bringing this view inside to the bathroom.
If your car's windshield has been damaged, then you need to decide whether or not you want to invest in a repair or a replacement. A replacement is probably a good idea if a crack obscures your vision or if you notice a large chip. Also, any damage that sits close to the edge of the windshield will reduce its structural integrity, and a replacement is advised in this case. If a total replacement is warranted, then you probably think that you can have a standard piece of glass installed, since automotive glass must be made out of laminated safety glass.