Springtime Window Makeovers

Springtime is the perfect season to either add new windows to your home or spruce up your existing windows with some new treatments. Here are a few makeover examples to get your creative juices flowing.

Try a Wooden Cornice

Try a patterned cornice. This is a simple way to add drama, shade and privacy to a window and it is easy to do it yourself. Some lengths of pine board, “L” brackets and material to cover, a cornice is well within the range of even the least experienced handyman. Plain board covered in fabric is fine, or add some molding for an even more dramatic effect.

 

Stencil Your Sheers

Plain sheers too boring? No worries. Grab some stencils from your favorite hobby store and paint them. That’s right, we said paint them. Need a specific hue to match wall or wallpaper or even furniture? Want to make theme-specific curtains for a boys or girls room but can’t find the perfect sheers? Lay your plain sheers on a craft table, stick down your stencils (mask for overspray) and turn drab to fab in no time. Trains, planes, daisies or sports make one-of-a-kind custom sheers and the kids will love you for it.

 

Plantation Shutters

A little more expensive for sure, but Wow! What a difference these can make to a room. You can completely do away with drapes and sheers for a very beach or cottage feel with these shutters in white. Angled up, they throw an amazing amount of light into a room while still providing privacy.

 

Window Hardware

If you are not replacing your windows (call us when you are) and your window treatments are cool as is, maybe the window itself needs a little help. You can paint the window an accent color, like red or blue and also add some decorative hardware like wrought iron latches. Decorative finials on your curtain rods can also give your portals a facelift and make a boring room look spectacular again.

Don’t forget, at American Made Windows we offer a complimentary inspection of your current windows and a no-obligation estimate on what replacement windows might cost. We can provide complete window installation as well as window repair and replacement. No matter what type of windows you need, we have the right solution for your home. We pride ourselves on providing jobs right here in America and supplying an American-Made product to you. We also offer a “peace of mind” guarantee like no other window company. To find out more about our products, or to schedule a window inspection and estimate, contact us at 228-818-6136, or you can leave a message on our contact page. We work and live here and provide window products and service for homeowners in the entire Gulf Coast region.

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