Articles in: Windows

Types of Windows for Your Home

Posted by: on July 26th, 2012 | 2 Comments

 

Do you know the difference between single hung windows and double hung windows? Is one twice as difficult to install than the other? How about the difference between casement windows and clerestory windows? And what is a sash?

In this short video, you’ll find the answers to all these questions and get a brief overview of the common types of windows used in most homes today. It’s kind of like a two-and-a-half minute Windows 101.

And why is this important stuff to know? Well, because installing the right windows will not only give your home an updated look that is both smart and attractive, it can also have a significant impact on your heating and cooling bills.

Check out more DIY and home improvement videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

Blinds Safety 101

Posted by: on August 21st, 2011 | 3 Comments

Home Depot Store Associate, Chicago, IL

A couple I met in the store recently needed to invest in some new blinds after their three kids’ rough-housing had damaged several of their old ones. The conversation reminded me of the importance of selecting blinds that are safe for use in a house full of young children.

Am I Safe Already?

That all depends on what type of treatments you currently have for your windows and how old they are. As of 2001, safety regulations for all blinds sold and produced in the U.S. went through a major overhaul. Any window treatments made today are much different than their older counterparts. One major difference is in the structure of their pull cords.

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Caring for and Maintaining Your Area Rugs

Posted by: on February 15th, 2011 | One Comment

Area rugs are stylish, functional and have the ability to enhance any room in your home. Although area rugs tend to be less costly than other means of decorating and/or upgrading your space, you still want to maintain your investment. Proper care and maintenance of your area rug can not only increase the life of the rug but also can preserve its newness.

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Stylish, Budget-Friendly Ways To Accessorize Your Bathroom

Posted by: on January 21st, 2011 | One Comment

Embarking on a full-scale bathroom remodel can be quite costly and time-consuming. However, there are ways to upgrade, improve and refresh your bathroom that are both stylish and inexpensive.  Below are some ideas to help you turn a basic bath into a luxurious, relaxing retreat:

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