Alternative window box designs

An unusual window box

We have seen how a window box can accentuate your window and how to plant the perfect blend of flowers and plants. But what if you are devoid of any green digits at all and shiver at the thought of compost, clippings and chrysanthemums, but still long for a decorative window appendage? Don’t panic, use […]

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The history of window boxes

Just as plants and flowers have been around for centuries, so have window boxes. Although there isn’t much on record before the Roman times, there is some evidence that the very first ones were planted in the Hanging gardens of Babylon, by order of the Queen, Semiramis. The Romans As long ago as the first […]

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How to accentuate a window box

In our previous post we discussed great window box plants and flowers, but if you aren’t one of the lucky people blessed with green fingers, how can you know what works with what? Just like there are many types of window design, window glass and window frames, there are window boxes suited to each and […]

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The perfect plants for window boxes

Plants in a window box

Whether it’s for work, family or the love of the hurly burly lifestyle, life in the confined spaces of the city is ideal for many people. The lack outside areas doesn’t mean that a love of plants has to be sacrificed, as a window box packed full of bright flowers and oxygen boosting plants can […]

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The pros and cons of casement windows

Casement windows with a view behind

Like doors, windows come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and opening mechanisms and although casement windows have been losing favour with some people, there are still the diehard followers. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons and explain why they retain their popularity. Pros of casement windows Efficiency – after fixed-pane, […]

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Smart glass means smart windows

We have seen huge improvements and developments with window design and manufacturing techniques, and what started as a hole in the wall to let in light has become the standard in every building today. A window continues to serve its original purpose, but with the revolutionary steps being taken in glass production, are we on […]

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4 popular types of window lock

Security is an important feature of any window. When you leave the house or go to bed, you want to know that your windows will stay firmly locked. Deborah Adams Kaplan, writing for Bankrate, says: “Contrary to what you see on TV, Hsiung says most homes are burglarized during the day when residents are out.” […]

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Is it time to replace your windows?

Windows play a key role in the comfort of your home. In the winter they can be closed to keep out the cold. In the summer, they allow you to circulate fresh air around each room. However, like most things, windows will deteriorate over time. When this happens, you may want to consider either fixing […]

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