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Stained Glass Windows
Revered for their beauty and splendor, stained glass windows were a staple in Gothic architecture and have adorned cathedrals and churches for hundreds of years. Majestic in display, stained glass is often associated with religious icons and Bible stories displayed in painted glass; however, early records show that there were secular uses of stained glass windows. The inherent loveliness of stained glass has kept it one of the most popular glass forms for centuries. Collectors and museums pay careful attention to restoring these illuminating relics, while modern art workers seek new ways of using stained glass. Though not as common in churches today as they were during the Middle Ages, stained glass windows continue to dazzle and amaze spectators with their alluring are rays of colored hues.... more
Safety With Window Treatments
When it comes to making a home safe, there are numerous things that must be taken into consideration. One thing that people often overlook when taking steps to make their home safe, is window coverings. Unfortunately, window coverings, and blinds in particular, can be very hazardous especially if there are small children in the home. While many newer products available meet safety standards, older window coverings may not and as such it is important to take steps to make them as safe as possible.... more
Windows, Doors and Household Security
Windows and doors are important for homes and businesses. Doors provide an entry point into a building. Windows are important because they can provide a way for sunlight to be seen inside and while opened can provide additional ventilation. However, equally important is the need for window and door safety.... more
Home Energy Efficiency From Windows to Lighting
Home Energy Efficiency From Windows to Lighting... more
Window Decoration Craft Project for Kids
One way to fill classroom time or to take a hands-on approach to lessons is to teach students to make window decorations. Window craft projects can incorporate the subject matter a class is studying, such as a lesson on snowflakes and how each is unique or basic information on leaves. The craft projects can also help a classroom get ready for an upcoming holiday, such as Halloween or Valentine's Day. Some projects are designed to be left in the classroom while students can take other projects home and hang them in the windows there. Each project is safe and doesn't use of candles or open flames. Some of the projects require adult supervision, as they involve the use of scissors or a hot iron.... more
Starting a Shade Garden
Many of us don't have a completely exposed lawn. Trees, other houses, or large shrubs can block nourishing sunlight, causing many plants to die. Perhaps it's just part of the year, or perhaps it's a constant issue, but sunlight often does not come to all sections of most lawns. Despite this, there are many kinds of plants that can flourish in the shade, creating colorful, textured, rich displays with perennials, ferns, trees, or even mosses. With proper design, a homeowner can utilize a spotty lawn and create a backyard retreat. Also, for those living in environments of extreme climate or in urban settings, small, potted shade gardens can be created indoors for the home or office.... more
How To Install the Broadview Shutters and the Sienna Polyclad Shutters
Assemble the Shutter Frame... more
How to Install Side Mount Blinds
Installing window blinds as a side mount is simple. This article will explain how to to install honeycomb cellular shades as a side mount using l-brackets.... more
Summertime is upon us, and the sun’s rays are falling much faster, and with greater force, coursing into the windows of any home or office they can find. There are some areas in the world that look forward to this “thaw out,” as they are very cold for most of the year. However, the majority of the world’s cities are filled with occupants that are realizing the importance of good window treatments about now. This, for the sake of this article, is irrelevant, for whether the home of office owner is trying to keep the sun out, or trying to keep the cold out, it still holds true that window treatments are a vital part of owning an office or a home. There are a myriad of choices when treating windows for your home or office:... more
In Tucson, blinds are not just an option, they are a must. Perhaps it would be better to say that window coverings of any sort are a must. While there are many places in this world that heat up in the summer, few of them get hotter than Tucson, Arizona. This can be very detrimental to your home of office environment. Here are a few of the forms of damage that occur when the windows of your home or office go untreated: ... more
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