Tips and Guides

3 Tips when Shopping for Windows

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


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.

More on

RL Picks: Wall and Window Decorations

RL Tips: Cleaning Windows


Latest Stories

The Ultimate Quiapo Bargain Shopping Guide

Ready to go on a Quiapo adventure? From Ilalim ng Tulay to Plaza Miranda, you are bound to spot a budget home find. Read on for our list of stores and buyers tips.

The New Holiday Balikbayan Guest Solution: Airbnbs

They will surely feel right at home!

Your P2,000 Budget Can Afford A Mini Makeover

Turn sad corners and uninspired nooks into spaces that wow

18 No-Fail Building Materials For Your Home

These designer-recommended products would make your home last a lifetime, saving you money in the long run

You'll Love These Pieces That Combine Style and Function

An elegant blend of design and style, these picks make a great addition to any room.

All The Breathtaking Design Details At The ASEAN Summit

In photos: Pinoy design and Asian elements took center stage, from the arrival area to the closing ceremonies

This Is How To Choose The Best Products For Your Home

Top tip: seek professional advice!

These Photos Will Inspire You to Display Your Favorite Bags

Showcase your precious totes and purses while keeping your home clutter-free

Home Improvement Projects That Don't Add Value To Your Property

Are the repairs you're working on doing more harm than good?

Decorate Your Home for Christmas for Less Than P1,500

A trip to the bookstore is in order

Have Your Audrey Hepburn Moment With An Actual Breakfast At Tiffany’s

The luxury jeweler has just opened a cafe at their flagship store in New York, and it is so swell!

A Look Inside Bar Luce, The Quirky Cafe Designed by Wes Anderson

The offbeat world of filmmaker Wes Anderson comes alive in this Italian coffee shop
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!