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Never trendy, always in style; that's a wood blind, a nice addition to any style room. You'll find them in a nice selection of shades-- from tinted white to deep ebony-- with slats that range in width from 1 3/ 8 inches to 2 3/ 8 inches. Take a walk around the window design center or window treatment section of a home center or go online, and you'll see defining details to consider.

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While it may still feel like summer outside, September is practically ubiquitous with one thing: heading back to school. Ensure you’re ready t…

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Most bedrooms have a solid wall where you bed can be placed, but occasionally some don't. Feng shui experts say it's not a good idea to place a bed under a window, but sometimes a wall with a window is the only real choice. Start by adding a screen such as the hand-carved Zaria Wood Screen, or use a decorative panel as a window insert.

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An awning style window is a popular choice as a replacement because it provides light and opens outward to catch the breeze. The sash closes tightly against the frame, making it better than a traditional double-hung unit at stopping air infiltration. It's often used in a basement or kitchen where light is wanted over a sink.

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The restorative power of clean, clear window panes is so strong that it might inspire you to go on a binge and clean the whole house. Nothing does more to brighten your home, not to mention your outlook, than clean windows. Whether you hire a window washing service or do it yourself, the reward is a fresh new perspective that seems to improve the look and feel of your home.

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If you have an old house, you won't be surprised to know exterior window sills can become damaged over the years. Replacing a sill isn't always easy, because it's an integral part of the window frame and it can be difficult to remove. But even if you're not a master carpenter, you can repair a damaged sill by...

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The "stop sign" window that resembles the shape of the familiar traffic sign is a small, 8- sided octagon. In a home, it's ideally suited in a tight spot where a ray of daylight will brighten a dark space- in an entry foyer, at the top of a staircase landing or in a small bathroom- where it can add architectural...