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Home Buying Is Easier When You Know Your Remodeling Options

While I am not a professional contractor, I have a good friend who is. He often calls and tells me about his days and I have learned a lot about home renovations and remodeling options just listening to his stories. Knowing my home remodeling options greatly aided the shopping experience when I was ready to purchase my first home. I wanted to live in a location close to my family, and there were limited homes on the market in the area. However, due to knowing what changes could be made to an existing home, I was able to find a good house that I knew I could make great with just a few changes after I bought it. I was recently inspired to create a blog to share what I have learned about home renovations with anyone who would like to read it!

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4 Window Styles To Consider Choosing From

If you plan on replacing the windows of your home, then you will want to determine which new window style is best. You don't have to choose the same style as the older windows you had. Instead, you can consider one of the following choices: 

  1. Single or Double Hung Windows: Single or double hung windows are the most popular for homeowners to have. These windows open by sliding up and down and are made up of two sashes. The single hung windows open only from the bottom leaving the bottom half of the window open to get a breeze in the house. Double hung windows can open from both the top and bottom, which is great for increased air flow in the home. You can also only open from the top with double hung windows, which makes having the windows open a bit safer when you have kids or pets in the house. 
  2. Casement Windows: Casement windows are just one large sash that swings open leaving the whole window open to let air into your home. This gives you the ability to only crack it slightly for little air flow or all the way for the full amount of air flow you can get. 
  3. ​Awning Windows: Awning windows are really popular for those who live by the beach. This is because the windows open by tilting out from the bottom, giving them the appearance of an awning. The reason this is great for beach homes is because it keeps strong winds from getting into the house while still allowing you to have the windows open. These are also popular for bathrooms where you can be sure that you are letting moisture out while still being able to get out of the shower without being cold from a sturgeon wind blowing through the window. 
  4. Slider Windows: Slider windows are windows that open from the side. These are similar to casement windows, but instead of swinging open to the side, they slide, which is great for those who don't have a great deal of room outside for the window to swing out. 

By knowing some of the options that you have for window style, you can be sure that you choose the right style for you and your home. Remember that you don't have to stick to the same window style that you had before and keep your options open to other ideas.