If you've already made the decision to replace your old, drafty windows with energy efficient replacement windows, like the kind that Champion designs, manufactures and installs with a limited lifetime guarantee†, congratulations! Your home will soon benefit from more efficient energy usage, increased curb appeal and a more comfortable environment for you and your family.
Once your replacement windows are installed, you may wonder how best to style them. Most people only think about decorating their windows from the inside, with window treatment options like blinds, drapes and valances. But did you know that there are also options for styling your windows from the exterior of your home?
Here are a few simple ways to take the look of your windows a step further, and add a little flair to the outside of your home with exterior window treatments.
Shutters are easy to install and can make a huge visual impact on your home. They come in a variety of materials, styles and colors. From durable vinyl to classic wood, from solid panels to slatted shutters, you can select whatever best suits your home. The addition of shutters to your windows can transform the look of your home, providing a pleasant aesthetic effect that boosts your home's curb appeal.
The addition of shutters to your windows can transform the look of your home, providing a pleasant aesthetic effect that boosts your home's curb appeal.
Enhance the exterior of your home-and highlight your beautiful windows-by adding awnings. With awnings, you can add incredible architectural features that are unique to your home. Traditional awnings like cafe style or bistro awnings are typically made from canvas (or other durable, weather-resistant materials), which is stretched tight over planar frames. Awnings can also be more rustic or urban in appearance, made from wood or metal, depending on your tastes and the look that's best for your home. In addition to their aesthetic qualities, awnings can cut down on glare and UV damage to your furniture, without blocking the view through your windows, or obstructing airflow.
Flower boxes are another easy option that can add charm to your windows. With flower boxes, you can create beautiful, miniature gardens that improve your home's appearance and highlight your windows. Flower boxes are easily customizable-simply choose whatever variety of flowers or foliage you prefer-and easily maintained. Whether you are enhancing the landscaping you already have, or enjoying the benefits of growing flowers without the extended energy or time required to care for a large garden, flower boxes can provide colorful, appealing accents to your windows.
Like most, you probably want your home to make a good first impression, so it's important to consider your home's exterior. Once you've made the decision to improve your home by replacing your old, drafty windows with new, energy efficient windows, you'll want to pay as much attention to how your home looks from the outside as you do to how it looks and feels from the inside. Consider adding some exterior accent pieces to your home to increase your curb appeal and highlight the beauty of your new, energy efficient replacement windows.