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Stylish Window Treatment Ideas From HGTV Dream Homes

Get some design inspiration from past HGTV Dream Homes! Here are some beautiful and functional ways to use window treatments: Dramatic Drapes The longer the curtains, the more dramatic and elegant the design. In this master suite sheer loose linen drapes frame the queen size bed as well as the bay window. When trying to design a casual and more informal space, try using shorter curtains. Decorative Designs Curtains can be extremely decorative. Use them to add a touch of personality to your space. Long curtains, such as these lightly patterned neutral fabrics, will add height and bring drama to
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Windows in Home Design

When it comes to home design, windows play a significant role in the overall aesthetic of your home. Whether modern or traditional, or transitional or farmhouse, your personality should shine through in your style. Take a look at the windows below and get design inspired! Modern Entry by Mill Valley Architects & Designers Sutton Suzuki Architects Contemporary Family Room by Watertown Photographers Chris Johnson Beach Style Living Room by Seattle Architects & Designers Conard Romano Architects Farmhouse Kitchen by New York Architects & Designers Ike Kligerman Barkley Modern Exterior by Austin Architects & Designers Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects
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How do I properly insulate my windows for the cold weather?

Brrrrr! Today the high in Denver is supposed to be only 39 degrees. Winter is definitely on its way. Here at Gravina's we get questions all the time about how our customers can help keep their heat in and keep the cold out. Even with new windows, there are a few things you can do to help properly insulate your windows and protect yourself against those irritating drafts. Here is a blog post by Chanie Kirschner for the Mother Nature Network with some excellent tips: First, check all your doors, windows, and even your walls, and make sure there are no
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Seal in the heat with this tip from HGTV

We've said it once and we'll say it again - Winter is coming! Today some of us even enjoyed a few snowflakes in the Denver metro area. Here's a great tip from HGTV.com: "Minimize drafts, a major source of expensive heat loss, with storm windows and doors throughout the house, including the basement. Add or replace old weather stripping on all basement doors and windows, and close any gaps with caulk." Give us a call at Gravina's if you need storm windows or insulated windows installed or replaced!
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Put the “picture” in picture window

What exactly is a picture window? A picture window is a large fixed window that is either without glazing bars or features glazed bars only near the edge of the window. A picture window gets its name because it is designed to provide a clear view of your surroundings, acting as a picture frame for the scenery outside. Since it features a wide expanse of glass, a picture window is great for bringing natural light to your home. Adding a picture window to a room is also a wonderful way to highlight an attractive outdoor view. You may even choose to replace a combination
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5 questions to ask your window installer

This is an excellent article from realestate.msn.com on what questions to ask your window installer BEFORE the work ever begins: 1. How long will the project take? A good crew can install 10 3-by-5-foot double-hung replacement windows in a day. (Bing: How to clean double-hung windows) 2. What level of service will you provide? The installer should not charge to remove old windows and other debris, and the company should protect your home and landscaping. 3. Is your work certified or factory-authorized? Installers may be certified by InstallationMasters, which is good. But factory-authorized installers are better because they are trained
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Tips for buying windows

Here are a few tips for buying windows for your home in Denver: Take Care of the Job all at Once Not only will replacing all of your windows at once save you the headache of having to choose windows twice, but you’ll also save on installation costs. In most cases, contractors charge you for installation based on the amount of work they and their crew have to do. If you separate the jobs, you’ll most likely increase the cost of your installation by as much as 50%. The Lowest Bidder Isn’t Always the Best Everyone wants to save a
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5 ways to stay cool in the summer heat

Denver has seen temperatures in the 80's and 90's over the past few days and it's not technically even summer yet. If you're already thinking, "What can I do to keep my home cool this summer?" we have some ideas for you: 1. Install new windows. Did you know that when properly selected and installed, energy-efficient windows can help minimize your cooling, heating AND lighting costs? 2. Reduce the cooling load by employing cost-effective conservation measures. Provide effective shade for east and west windows. When possible, delay heat-generating activities such as dishwashing until evening on hot days. 3. Consider new
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Why we love sliding windows

Sliding windows - also known as slider windows - are a great choice for your home! What are Sliding Windows? A sliding window is a window that has one fixed pane and one sliding pane.  The sliding pane slides along a track inside the window frame in order to open or close. Sliding Windows are Durable and Low Maintenance A sliding window has very few components that are necessary for its operation and thus there is very little to go wrong with the window.  There are no pulleys or springs required for operation. In fact, all there is are small
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