Who is the best window manufacturer?

 

What is the best window manufactured?

For this article, we are referring to the replacement window market primarily.  When discussing America’s window manufacturers,  you always hear of the “Big Three” – Andersen, Marvin, and Pella.  All three are exceptional window manufacturers.  They all started as wood window companies and have evolved over the years.  As they have evolved so, have other window companies.  The window market grew, and now there are dozens of window manufacturers in the U.S.  What makes the “Big Three” so special now?  As far as we are concerned, there is only one window manufacturer you need to think of – Marvin Windows and Doors.  Andersen Windows still makes excellent products and has diversified quite a bit over the hundred years or so that they have been around.  Pella makes suitable products although some in the industry feel their quality has declined some.  For quality and excellence, remodelers know that Marvin is the gold standard now.

Source: www.windowsforyourhome.com

 

Paul Marvin, New President of Marvin Windows and Doors

Paul Marvin, the nephew of CEO John “Jake” Marvin and currently vice president of sales, has been promoted to President of Marvin Windows and Doors.

Source: www.windowsforyourhome.com

STEP INTO SPRING WITH DIY HOME DÉCOR PROJECTS

Step into spring with DIY home décor projects

ROCHELLE A. SHANK | LNP CUSTOM CONTENT CONTRIBUTOR | Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 1:16 pm

Spring is often the time for freshening up home décor.

Stevie Storck, design consultant with INTER!ORS Furniture & Design, says DIY projects not only give a fresh look to a room with minimal cost, but they can also be fun family projects.

“Once you take down the holiday decorations, there’s a bit of a letdown. There are some things that pretty much anyone can do,” she says.

Some easy to-do changes to freshen up the look of a space include rearranging furniture, adding new area rugs or placing existing area rugs in a different location, and adding silk flowers or other spring-like décor items.

Bookshelves can even have a bright new look. Storck suggests grouping books by colors or size. She stresses that bookshelves should not be completely filled; the blank space can be filled with greenery, knicknacks or colorful and/or uniquely shaped storage boxes.

Homeowners who have a bit more time or feel more adventurous can go a step or two further with some interior and exterior changes. Storck says that repainting the front door of the home a bright, springy color adds a pop of color. It also adds curb appeal, makes the door standout and provides a cheerful welcome to guests.

“Don’t be afraid to try this even if you have shutters; the shutters and door don’t have to match, but they should be complementary. Before making a final paint selection, you should also consider the color of the siding. It’s good to stick to shades of the same color, since they’ll have the same undertone,” she says.

New curtains can create a new interior vibe. Storck suggests two DIY projects to transform plain white curtains into a unique décor statement. The first option is painting the curtains. Stripes are easy to add, and any type of paint can work. Wall paint will harden when it’s dry, while fabric paint will keep the fabric soft and supple.

A second option for white curtains is to add texture with fabric trim. Trim comes in a variety of options, including ric rac, lace, beads, tassels, fringes, pom-poms, and ribbon with a spattering of sequins, pearls, texture or design.

“Pom-poms are really fun, and they’re cheerful,” Storck says.

Trim can be added to either side of the curtains or to the top and/or bottom. If you choose to go with pom-poms, an alternative is to treat them as stripes.

Storck notes that the curtain project works well as a family project.

It’s a fun way for children to learn about measuring and sewing skills,” she says.

Another project to consider _ customizing picture frames.

“Gallery walls are really trendy. You can find inexpensive frames at thrift shops and customize them by repainting them or adding metallic finishes such as gold or bronze leaf,” she says.

After the frames are refinished, fill them with family photos, your original photos (if you’re a shutterbug), or downloadable prints.

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Celebrity guests attending the Denver Home Show

A line up of celebrity guests attending the Denver Home Show

The Denver Home Show opens its doors on March 20, 2015 and continues through March 22 at the National Western Complex. This year, the show welcomes DIY Networks Matt Muenster, host of Bath Crashers, to share eco-friendly design ideas to incorporate into the bathroom. Also, the 2015 Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year winner, Leanne Lee, will be onstage all weekend to discuss the art of upcycling for home décor and more.

Muenster is a licensed contractor and designer from Minnesota. On Bath Crashers, he transforms outdated bathrooms into timeless spaces for any family and any design style. Through his experience on the DIY Network and his most recent appearance as a master carpenter on HGTVs Ellens Design Challenge, Muenster proves that he can step out of bathroom design and apply his skills to a wide variety of home renovation projects. Muenster will be on the Fresh Ideas Stage presented by American Furniture Warehouse on Friday, March 20 at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 21 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sunday, March 22 at noon.

Leanne Lee, better known as the DIY Diva, is this years Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year winner. Back in July of 2014, Marketplace Events introduced a new contest to find the most influential lifestyle blogger in the U.S. After a few months and multiple challenges, Lees personality and talents rose to the top. As this years Trendsetter of the Year, she wants to teach consumers how to design and create home accessories using items most people discard. Lee will share her budget-friendly ideas on the Fresh Ideas Stage on Friday, March 20 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday, March 21 at noon and 3 p.m., and Sunday, March 22 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Denver Home Show welcomes back Wynn Waggoner of Wynn Interiors and Intuitive Design. As an experienced interior designer, Waggoner will offer free design consultations to all Home Show guests at the Ask The Designer booth. Additionally, the shows newest features are a Tiny Home Village, which includes eight home models that showcase this popular downsizing movement, and a Backyard Bungalow space, including four fully furnished bungalow models, to inspire alternative uses for outdoor sheds. Going along with the theme of bringing the outdoors inside, the Home Show introduces the Art Walka miniature outdoor art festival set indoors. The Art Walk will feature greenery, landscapes, and food carts, and it will lead into the Tiny Home Village.

The Denver Home Show

When: Friday, March 20, 10 a.m.9 p.m.
Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m.9 p.m.
Sunday, March 22, 10 a.m.5 p.m.

Where: National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt Street
Denver, Colorado

Admission:
Adults at Box Office $11
Adults Online $9
Seniors 60+ at Box Office OnlyBuy One Get One Free $11
Children ages 12 & under Free

Hero Day: On Friday, March 20 only, all active and retired police, fire, and military personnel get into the show free. One complimentary ticket per ID.

For more information:http://www.HomeShowDenver.com.

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When is it time to replace your windows?

Written by: Gravina’s of Littleton on Friday, 27 February 2015.

Gravina’s is the place when it comes to replacing your windows

Interested in replacing your windows or patio doors? You’re in the right place. When it comes to replacing, Marvin strives to make the best replacement windows and patio doors, from energy efficiency to durability the beautiful design.

 

THE BASICS

Today, there are established standards that make it much easier to see how various windows and doors stack up against each other. When shopping for your windows and doors take the following factors into consideration.

Built for life.®

Infinity Ultrex fiberglass replacement windows and patio doors are designed to replicate the look of traditional wood windows while providing modern features and low-maintenance, yet long-lasting performance.

 

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