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Energy-Efficient Windows

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Energy-efficient, replacement windows are designed to save you energy without sacrificing the functionality and features that you may be looking for when upgrading your home windows. This upgrade allows you to re-do your home for an affordable price and even save money on your electricity bill. These new windows may reduce your energy bill by around 15% and will help to protect the environment. You probably want to be able to let light into your home, but those old, outdated windows simply get too hot. With energy-efficient styles, the window panes will never become hot to the touch and will not allow air conditioning to seep outside of the house. Purchasing new windows can even save you money on your tax bill!

Modern Style Windows

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Say goodbye to those plain, boring windows and hello to beautiful, brand new, modern windows for your home. Modern style windows will bring a whole new look into your space, providing you with a contemporary look that is sure to make any room pop. Bay windows are perfect when looking to create a focal point within the room. Windows can even be created in special and unique shapes to fit your style. Glider windows are ideal for kitchen spaces and can easily be opened to feel the warm breeze throughout the seasons. Other types of windows that you may opt to upgrade your house with include awning windows, casement windows and bow windows. This affordable upgrade is sure to turn a few heads and will put your house at the top of buyers lists when putting it for sale on the market.

How to Upgrade your Home for Less

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You may be interested in upgrading your home simply to improve its overall look, to up the safety standards that your home offers or to get it ready for a sale. Whatever the reason, making these upgrades will only increase the value of your home and provide you with a more comfortable and efficient living space. To easily upgrade your home design, updating old and outdated windows is a simple option. Many older windows are simply out of date and may not be as safe as they were once considered to be. They may not open and close as smoothly as they used to, they may not lock anymore or they might just be easy to break into. Newer windows are more modern and energy efficient, giving you that new home design look that you’ve been longing for.

 

Let’s Go Spring Shopping!

The hats and scarves have been put away, the house is clean – now it’s time to go shopping! All of the great new seasonal colors and trends have really helped to push out that final lingering winter weather. Pacing myself for what is sure to be a great shopping season, here are my top finds:

Delicate and a little dangerous (via)

Delicate and a little dangerous Cut Lace Vanity Tray from Urban Outfitters (via)

Because Practice Makes Awesome Print by Bridgette & Michael (via)

Because Practice Makes Awesome Print by Bridgette & Michael (via)

With names like Kerfuffle and Molly Coddled, the Sweetie Collection features perfect spring shades (via)

With names like Kerfuffle and Molly Coddled, the Sweetie Shop Collection features perfect spring shades (via)

Every day is a Saturday with this Kate Spade Checkerboard set! Perfect for springtime rooftop parties (via)

Every day is a Saturday with this Kate Spade Checkerboard set! Perfect for springtime rooftop parties (via)

These hand painted, handwritten letters are gorgeous and unique (via)

These hand painted, handwritten letters by Janice MacLeod are gorgeous and unique. Who wouldn’t want this in their mailbox? (via)

The best apps for inspiration and organization from the pros (via)

The best apps for inspiration and organization from the pros (via)

What are you looking forward to in stores this season?

 

Small Spaces, Big Impact

We all know spring is a time to refresh not only yourself but your home. But when you live in a smaller space it can be challenging to make a big impression. Lonny Magazine has just the thing to make sure your small space spring makeover will have you feeling renewed all year long.

Statement Lighting

Draw the eye up and dazzle with large pendant lighting and mirrors (via)

Christie Brophy, web editor at Lonny.com told us “People are often timid when decorating a small space and try to avoid overwhelming it with bold decorating choices. But by taking advantage of vertical space and playing with scale, you can fill your home with well-crafted interiors, regardless of its size”. Here are some photos of my favorite techniques:

Streamline Bedroom Furniture

Clearing the floor of lamps in favor of hanging or wall sconces (via)

Using dark colors to enhance the depth of your space (via)

Using dark colors to enhance the depth of your space (via)

Clearing valuable floor space of smaller pieces that clutter and replacing them with bigger furniture that creates the right balance in the space, are just the tips most of us miss when decorating. For more big ideas on small spaces visit Lonny.

 

Storage Solutions | Maximize Space Under the Stairs

With all the talk of spring there is one downside – the cleaning. If the stuff you’ve amassed all year is starting to make you feel a bit cluttered, try storing it. Granted you don’t want to forget about it, nor do you want to take up valuable closet space (hello, spring wardrobe!). So this post we’re taking a page from our favorite boy wizard and headed under the stairs!

Whether you want to show off, organize, hide, or get to work – we found some great inspiration that’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Show off your unique collection

Show off your unique collection (via)

Simple shelves and baskets for storage

Simple shelves and baskets for storage (via)

A special place for the pups

A special place for the pups (via)

Pull out drawers conceal, while tiered shelves organize

Pull out drawers conceal, while tiered shelves organize (via)

When you need a place all your own to get work done

When you need a place all your own to get work done (via)

Highlight beautiful artwork and catch your favorite shows

Highlight beautiful artwork and catch your favorite shows (via)

Storage with style, these mirrored doors make your space look larger and clutter-free

Storage with style: mirrored doors make space look larger (via)

A great workspace for everyone in the family

A great workspace for everyone in the family

Check out some more examples in our previous posts here, here, here, and here!

Good luck!