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Installing Window Cornice

There are many ways to beautify your windows and make them more attractive. Window boxes with colorful potted flowers and plants make the windows appear lovely from the outside. If it is not enough, garden windows can be installed to make it lusher and abundantly decorated with ornamental plants. Window trims while not only supporting the foundation of the windows also add elegance. Putting window cornice is another way of adorning your windows this time from the interior. Window cornice is a wooden fixture with a variety of designs mounted on the windows from which cloth shades can be hung. It is carved with some ornate designs. Some are painted with bright colors while others are varnished to retain the original color and that the grain of the wood could be appreciated. The use of wooden cornice dated some centuries ago when royalties embellished their palaces’ windows with preciously woven…

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Installing Windows In New Construction

Installing a window in a freshly framed opening is one of the more simple tasks in a construction project. Most new construction windows have what is called a nailing fin. These are found on vinyl or aluminum clad windows. This nailing fin is either vinyl or metal and has nail holes every 4 to 6 inches and about 1 and 1/2 inches wide. Nailing fins take the place of brick molding which can still be found on primed wooden windows. Not only do these fins make installation easier, but also make a better seal against water and air infiltration. These windows can be flashed if desired but not deemed necessary. A window that does not have the benefit of a soffit or porch roof above it may need flashing or a drip edge above it. When getting ready to install a window, make sure the sheathing is not hanging into…

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Window Sashes

If you are one of those people who doesn’t know anything about window sashes there’s no need to fret because you are just one of the many individuals who are stumped and equally clueless. Of course one would assume that window sashes are a component of a window, but what are they really? Window sashes are principally the frames of the window that surround and encase the glass. They can be made from different materials such as wood and plastic. There are basically four types of window sashes available in the market today. Here is some useful information that you could use in the future when you’re faced with the inevitability of replacing your window sashes. Picture Windows These are the most common type of window sash, and there is a great chance that this is also the type that you have right now in your living room window or…

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Selecting Window Treatments For Your Home

The original “window treatments” were purely functional. They acted as a barrier to the cold in the winter and the heat in the summer. The functionality of window treatments has diminished some what as homes have improved but they still remain popular as a decorative enhancement. Window treatments like aluminium shutters, blinds and shutters or retractable awnings bring together the thematic elements of colors and designs in a living space. Croscill Bedding was the first company to offer decorative window treatments that matched their bedding sets. The first matching patterns that Croscill offered were known as “Arsenic and Old lace”, coined from a popular Cary Grant movie. Historically these first breakthrough ideas from Croscill have made them one of the most popular names in bedroom themes. Today you can get and entire decorative motif from Croscill that spans from bedroom to bathroom. Croscill is also known for bringing decorating to…