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3 Tips when Shopping for Windows

Choose the right window for your space with the help of these handy hints

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Aside from letting natural light in, windows also serve as stylsh decor. Before you purchase a new set of windows for your home. take note of these helpful tips. 

Photos used in this feature by Miguel Nacianceno.

Keep these tips in mind:

Consider your budget

Take note of how much you are willing to spend. Always see if the price is worth the quality. If you're unsure, best to consult with a professional first. 

RL Tip:  If you plan on having sliding windows, you may opt to add grommet curtains which can easily be drawn to one side when you want to open or close your windows.

Showcase your style

Always check if the window’s style matches the overall theme of your home. If your outdoor façade has a minimalist style, then don’t go for an eclectic-inspired arched window. Also, consider the color combination of your windows and your walls.

RL Tip: For a shabby chic style, purchase windows in subtle shades to match your pastel colored walls.

Review its features

Are the windows energy-efficient? Does it allow proper ventilation?  Is it easy to clean? These are just some of the questions that you need to answer.

RL Tip: Purchase windows with a low solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) to maximize energy savings in both cold and hot seasons.

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