Do you have white replacement windows? An old house that has replacement windows is considered a damaged house to those of us in the historic preservation field. Maybe the evil previous homeowner committed this crime and you are left to deal with it. Don’t worry though, there are options to save the curb appeal of [...]
Almost 99 percent of window shutters on homes are wrong resulting in very bad curb appeal. See if your shutters are bad and learn what to do right to make your home look its best.
Aluminum storm windows are your best bet to not only save heat but protect your original windows from the elements. Protecting your window with a storm window also defers window maintenance. The secret to energy savings is to have storm windows with Low E glass. This is something that the older storm windows do not [...]
Mistakes: Exterior Shutters Today vs Historic Shutters - What is Wrong and What to do Right Shutters are an important feature on a house. The goal of this website is to enable readers to make their house architecturally correct which would then be aesthetically pleasing. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of correct exterior window [...]
Examples of Good vs. Bad Window Shutters BAD: Shutters are mounted to sides of window and flat against siding. They look flat and cheap. No shadows. Good: Shutters are mounted on hinges on the window casing providing the appearance of being able to close. Depth and details are obvious. Bad: Fake plastic shutters. Better to [...]