A Harley Exteriors Guide for Sprucing Up Your Home Windows

When decorating a home, most people focus on the walls by choosing paint colors or hanging artwork. The windows are often overlooked, with the exception of adding blinds or curtains. However, there are a number of ways to spruce up your home by adding decor to your windows, and a seasonal change of drapery is a good way to keep your decor fresh.

A fresh coat of paint in a different color on the window trim adds a lively energy to a room. You can even add stenciling details to your paint job to enhance the final product. It is a low-cost way to bring attention to your windows.

If your windowsill is wide enough, place small potted flowers or plants. You can also add a flower box to the outside of your window and plant herbs for later use in your kitchen. This adds both a functional and decorative look to your window.

Consider adding a valance to your window or a curved cornice. While this option is a bit more costly, it will definitely enhance the beauty of your home and open up the space of the room.

About Harley Exteriors:
Located 30 minutes outside of Seattle, Harley Exteriors offers premium vinyl replacement windows and doors at affordable prices. Made of eco-friendly construction, Harley Exteriors products enhance a home’s beauty while reducing energy costs and protecting the environment.

Three Ways to Winterize Your Home By Harley Exteriors Staff Writer

As the seasons change, homeowners should begin to plan for the winter ahead. The following tips will help you to prepare your home for the winter, thus reducing heating and other maintenance costs.

First, test out the furnace during the fall. Once the furnace is up and running, be on guard for lingering odors or unusual sounds. Check airflow throughout the house as well.

Next, insulate pipes that run through unheated parts of the home. Traditional fiberglass or other materials that retain heat are best for this task.

Finally, check your doors and windows for cracks and leaks, and fix them now. Sealing windows and doors during the fall will translate into significant savings on your heating bills in the winter.

About Harley Exteriors: A family-owned company, Harley Exteriors offers affordable, eco-friendly replacement windows and doors to homeowners throughout the Seattle area.