Rick Gilbert

Design Tips for Installing Stained Glass in Your Home

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Installing stained glass in your home is an excellent way of adding a personal touch to the space. Unlike in the past where the stained glass was popularly used in places of worship, today it has become a design element for both residential and commercial spaces. However, this glass is not cheap. Stained glass that has intricate details can be a costly but worthy investment for your home. That's why you should make sure that you use it correctly to improve the curb appeal of your space.

13 July 2018

How to Cover Glass Doors and Windows in a Manner That Enhances Security

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Full exterior glass doors and windows offer a great chance to enhance the visual appeal of your home and a cost-effective way to gain natural light. However, the question of how to cover them for increased security, without compromising visual appeal, can be challenging to answer. Take a look at these different options to help you cover your windows in style. Vertical Blinds Blinds are the most common window treatments and offer great protection because they prevent home invaders from scouting your home for valued items.

31 May 2018

Choosing the Best Material for Window Frames

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When choosing new windows for your home, you'll need to select the material for the frames as well as the type of glass for the windows itself. Three very popular options for window frames are wood, fibreglass, and aluminium; each has their own pros and cons, so note a few of those here, and this will help you to determine the best choice for your home. Wood Wood has a very traditional look that is attractive inside and out.

15 January 2018

How to Add Insulation to Your Home Without Adding Actual Insulation

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If your home tends to be draughty and cold in the winter, and then hot and stuffy during summertime, it may be time to update its overall insulation. Replacing the actual insulation in the home can be expensive, but there are many things you can do it improve the home's insulating factors, so that you keep out more cold and heat throughout the year, and create a more comfortable environment in the home as well.

15 January 2018

Questions You Might Have About Double-Glazed Windows

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Double-glazed windows are often recommended for homeowners who want to have new windows installed in their home, as this type of window adds more insulation to the structure, and can block out more noise from the outside as well. If it's been recommended that you choose double-glazed windows for your home, or you're looking to upgrade the windows and aren't sure if double-glazed panes are the best investment, note some questions you might have about these windows, and this can ensure you make the best choice for your home overall.

11 January 2018

Common Misconceptions About Replacement Windows for the Home

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Replacing your home's windows can add instant value to the home, as old windows might allow in heat and cold from outside, increasing your utility bills. Outdated windows can also look very unsightly. New windows not only insulate the home better, but may be easier to operate. Replacing a home's windows also gives you the chance to upgrade the style to something that will let in more light and air. If you're hesitant to replace your home's windows, note a few misconceptions you might have about new windows, and then you can determine the best choice for your home.

8 January 2018

Options to Consider When Looking Low Maintenance Blinds

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A popular alternative to curtains for individuals that are looking to change their window furnishings is blinds. These treatments have steadily gained popularity in Aussie households, as they are available in a myriad of style options to complement any interior décor. Nonetheless, the vast selection can be overwhelming for some people as it becomes harder to choose a specific kind of blinds if you do not know how it would be beneficial for your home.

2 January 2018

How to Increase Fire Safety In Your Office Building

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Fire safety should be a concern for anyone who owns or manages an office building, as even a small fire can mean devastating property loss and risk of serious injury, or even death, to any occupant of the building. Fires can also spread more quickly and start more easily than you may realize. To ensure your office building is as fire safe as possible, note a few tips that you might discuss with a contractor or a fire safety inspector.

2 January 2018

Types of Window Shutters for the Home

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Window shutters are a great way of adding style and a unique touch to your home. They come in different designs that can fit multiple types of home décor. Furthermore, window shutters have many different functions. Not only do they secure the windows from breaking, they can also keep unwanted people or objects from accessing the home. In the past, storm shutters were used to prevent damage to windows during strong winds, tornadoes and even hurricanes.

26 December 2017

Tips On Updating Your Home's Interior With Skylights

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Skylights are a good choice for adding natural light where a room's windows are too small, or for where you can't add windows at all! Operational skylights that open can also let in lots of fresh air and let out smoke from cooking, cigarette smoke, humidity and the like, which also makes a home's interior more comfortable overall. If you're thinking of adding skylights to your home, note a few tips on what type you might choose so you know you'll love the look of those skylights for as long as you own your home.

26 December 2017