What I Learned While Remodeling My HomeWhat I Learned While Remodeling My Home

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What I Learned While Remodeling My Home

Me and my wife bought a fixer-upper a few years ago with every intention on converting it into our dream home. The problem was, we were not nearly as skilled in home construction and remodeling as we thought we were. After a few failed projects, we needed to really take a step back and reevaluate our plan. We knew there was no money in the budget to hire a contractor to do everything, so there were some skills we were going to have to learn on our own. After several months of actively seeking out the information we needed to get the job done, we were finally able to successfully remodel the kitchen in our new house. While the house is still a work in progress, we are successfully accomplishing new tasks every day. In this blog, I hope to bring together all of the information we learned along the way.

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If you want to improve the energy efficiency of your home, there are many improvements that you may want to invest in. Some of these can include making changes to windows, such as changing openings to allow more light in, as well as to help conserve energy. Here are some tips that may help you with making energy efficient changes to the windows in your home:

1. Using Replacement Windows Where Openings Are Not Changed

When you are making improvements to the windows in your home, there may be some windows that you do not want to change. An affordable solution may be to use special replacement-type windows, which are designed to be installed in an existing window casing. They will require less work and renovations to install, which can help reduce the costs of improving the windows in your home. The existing casing and opening of the window have to be in good condition for replacements to be used.

2. Installing Larger Windows For More Light And Passive Heating

There may also be benefits to installing larger windows in certain areas of your home. If you have a living room or kitchen with south facing windows, larger openings can give this area of your home more natural lighting. It can also help provide your home with natural passive heating, which can help reduce your heating costs during the winter months. The kitchen or a dining area can be a great place to add a garden window, which can be a great place to add indoor plants and fresh herbs for cooking. You may also want larger openings in bedrooms to ensure that your home meets modern egress codes.

3. Updating Windows With Treatments And Shutters For More Security And Energy Efficiency

While you are updating the windows in your home, you may also want to consider adding window treatments. Things like curtains and insulated blinds can help reduce heat gain during the summer months where you have larger windows installed. In addition, you may want to consider adding shutters to your home, which can give you options for atomization, as well as provide your home with more security and protection from storm damage.

These are some tips to help you with making energy efficient changes to the windows and doors in your home. If you are ready to make your home more energy efficient, contact a window installation contractor and talk with them about some of these improvements. Companies like Mister Window Inc may be able to meet your needs in this area.