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Why Invest In Quality Replacement Windows?

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When you go looking for windows, whether you have to replace one that got broken or you are just feeling that your house is in need of a window upgrade, it may be tempting to buy some off the shelf of your local home improvement store, checking only to see that they fit the space left by the old window.  There are two advantages to spending a little more time on finding the perfect window.
Saves Energy By Fitting The Climate Every location has its own climate. Some places are cool most of the year and some places are warm. This is why it is a good idea to have your glass windows tailored to the weather conditions that your home will face.

For instance, if you live in a cooler climate, you will want windows that are well insulated. In science-sounding terms, it should have a high R-Value or thermal resistance, a number that expresses how much a material slows down the transfer of heat to cold spots. The US Department of Energy has a map detailing which R-values are best for your home …

Summertime in your Sunroom

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So, you're thinking about adding a Four-Season sunroom onto your home. Sunrooms let light into your home and into your life. There are many ways to make your sunroom unique to you all year round. Summer is a time of warmth and growth, why not for your home too?
Nature brought inside  The biggest and most obvious way to decorate your sunroom in the summer is to add flowers. You can also add plants, vines, and water features. The Four-Seasons official Pinterest page has many summer ideas, especially nature related ones. It's an easy and common way to bring life and color to a sun-bathed space.
Artwork in your home  If plants or flowers aren't your thing, or you can't seem to keep them alive, you can go for artwork. A sunroom is a perfect space for art in 3D forms. I don't mean sculptures though. If Sculptures are your thing, then go for it! I'm talking about less expensive and smaller 3D art though. Like pillows, blankets, and other moveable decorations. The bes…

Having an Amazing Sunroom or Backyard Party This Summer

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Summer is a wonderful time for better living through outdoor gatherings. Warm evenings on your deck or time in your LifeRoom with a light breeze make for a great atmosphere to entertain guests. Planning and preparing for an outdoor garden party takes effort, but with the right approach, it can be a very enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Here are five tips that will make your party the evening event of the summer!
Keep it Cool  Don't leave a nice cool breeze to chance. If you don't have the LifeRoom Soft-Breeze and Cool-mist system, make sure you have some fans ready to go at your party. Get a few to cover multiple locations, so everyone will be comfortable regardless of where they may be mingling. You don't have to purchase these fans as there are options to rent them that cost effective.
Don't Forget the Linens It's not really a great idea to just throw your food on some bare tables. Spend a little time thinking about what colors and fabric you'd li…

July Celebrations Outdoors: Summer Entertaining Made Easy

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Summer is finally here; a season to be carefree, laid-back, and relaxed, right? If you frequently entertain during the summer months, you may be thinking this time is anything but relaxing! After all, planning parties and hosting events for friends and family is no easy feat. If you're worried about the time, money, effort, and stress that have previously accompanied summertime get-togethers, read on for some helpful tips to make your summer bash the best yet!


Enlist help.  Whether this be from family members in your house, a close friend, or even guests coming to your party! Delegate small tasks before, during, and after the event to reduce the workload on yourself and help keep the responsibilities and the mess at bay. Aunt Sally likely won't mind bringing out appetizers to the poolside while you make drinks, and your spouse can greet guests at the door so they make their way to the hub of the party faster. If your get-together is large, consider asking a friend to cohost w…

Summer Sunroom Fun: An Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration

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The 4th of July is a fantastic opportunity for friends and family to gather together. And because it is summertime, what could be better than an outdoor party? Your sunroom provides an essential component of the perfect backyard celebration.

 Even though your guest may eat and mingle in your backyard, set up the food table and paper goods inside your sunroom. Having the food table in the sunroom means there is easy access both to a kitchen area as well as the yard, but it also provides some protection from direct sunlight, wind, or bugs that may want to join your party.  Your sunroom can become a unique expression of the holiday. Do you want a "small-town" feel for your 4th of July party? Use galvanized tin buckets or wooden crates to hold paper goods and utensils. Decorate the table with red, white and blue bandannas, and put tea lights or candles in Mason jars as evening approaches. Decorate the sunroom windows with banners or pennants made from scraps of vintage fabric. 
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Summer Celebrations on Your Patio: 5 Ways to Make Outdoor Living The Best Part of Your Summer

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The summer season often leads to living life trapped indoors in the comfort of air conditioning. However, life doesn't have to be this way. You should be enjoying the outdoor air without the discomfort that summer heat brings on your own patio. In fact, you should be hosting all of your summer celebrations in this space! Here are five ways you can make outdoor living in the comfort of your own home happen for you this summer:


Invest in a Patio Cover: Patio covers are one of the best ways to provide your patio with protection from the sun while keeping the space cool and relaxing. Patio covers that are low maintenance and UV protected are best. On top of this, you can even add ceiling fans to help cool the space even more. This way, there is no chance of not being able to withstand the heat of the summer.Invest in a Pergola: Looking for something that brings a bit more light into the space? Consider a pergola, which is open covering for your patio, but still provides the comfort of…

What is Your Favorite Part of Home? How Transition Spaces (Interior to Exterior) Add Comfort and Cozy Factor To Both Home and Garden

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During the pleasingly warm weather months, a sunroom serves three important purposes ...

No matter the weather, a sunroom or covered patio provides a transition from indoors to outdoors by allowing sheltered yet open access to both areas.Sunrooms and patio covers allow you to really enjoy your yard and garden by affording sweeping views of those outdoor spaces. Sunrooms and LifeRoom style patio covers add valuable living space to your home -- and this last benefit is one that can last the whole year through if you include a heat source such as a gas fireplace or under-the-floor heating! 
Research shows that nature is good for us. It's calming and nurturing, yet, if we're honest, it's not always cooperative, even during the warm months. A sudden spring shower or summer thunderstorm can send us running for the door, or the backyard mosquito population can make an evening patio barbecue less than perfect. That's where you'll find that having a sunroom can bring you th…