Window Makeover: How to Make Your Home More Inviting

Window Makeover: How to Make Your Home More Inviting
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    Giving your home curbside appeal means making sure the outside looks as good as possible.

    It's hard to underestimate first impressions, and of course, the first thing people see is the outside of your home.

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One of the most important factors in that appeal is your windows. Not only will they help your home be more efficient, but they can give it a look that will really make it stand out.

Security and Privacy

Windows primary purpose is to let light in and allow you, the homeowner, to see out. But having lots of windows in a home can also reduce your privacy and security. So of course make sure that all your windows are locked both during the day and especially at night.

For privacy you can install curtains and blinds, but there is an even better solution when it comes to keeping prying eyes out.

There are many advantages to having a private and secure home.

First, you do not have to worry about people looking in on you and your family when you are in your home.

You want your home to be a fortress of solitude, so be sure to do what it takes to make that happen.

Keep the Sun Out

Window tinting is very popular in the automotive industry, but did you know it can also be used in homes? Residential window tinting not only provides another layer of privacy, but it can help in your overall energy costs.

The tint can help reflect the sunlight and solar energy during the day, keeping your home cooler and more comfortable during those hot summer days.

Another nice benefit of tinted windows during the summer is the prevention of fabric fading. Whether it’s your favorite couch or your grandmother’s rug, you want to make sure that the colors remain just as you bought them and window tint can do just that.

Curtains

Here is another idea to help keep the sun out of your home on hot summer days and the heat in on cold winter nights. Using curtains can help you achieve the affect you are going for in your home.

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Curtains are versatile, you can keep them drawn closed when you want less natural light inside, and you can open them when you desire more sunlight. It is a great way to manage the light that enters your home, and thereby also, the atmosphere in your home as well.

Double layering curtains with blinds can be even more light-blocking then just what one layer can do by itself.

Keeping your home comfortable is incredibly important, so be sure to get a great pair of curtains to go with your blinds or other window coverings. Your home can be both modern and elegant at the same time.

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Securing Hearth and Home

Home window treatments not only keep out the sun, but they can keep out intruders as well. Security film is often used in businesses and schools to prevent break-ins, vandalism, and other criminal activity. The film adds strength to the window and can help prevent impact type break-ins and also reduce the danger of glass shards.

These types of films are especially useful for homes with ground windows that might need an extra layer of protection. And of course the value of your home will also increase with the extra security measures in place.

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Window tinting and security films can add energy savings, safety and value to your home. Window tinting is a home improvement that makes sense, and will pay you back year after year with the peace of mind of privacy and security for your home.

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