Is it time to replace the windows in your home? If the windows in your home are old and you need to replace them with new, energy efficient windows, summer is a great time to get them replaced. The weather is warm and dry and you don’t need to worry about excess moisture leaking in. But, did you know that your old windows can be repurposed and reused? In this post, we’ll show you how your old windows – with or without glass – can be a unique and functional way to decorate your home. With a little creativity and imagination, you can make something interesting and fun for your space!
Idea #1: Picture frames.
If you have old windows that have panels with glass in them, you can easily repurpose these into a unique picture frame. Paint the trim whatever color matches the room you want to display it in, and add pictures directly to the glass.
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Idea #2: Shelf.
Turn your old window into a shelf for displaying pictures, candles, books, or other decorative items. Paint it whatever color you want, add some brackets, and grab a piece of wood that’s cut to size so you can add the shelf to it. A small project like this can add a special touch to your home!
Photo courtesy of: @Just Call Me Homegirl
Idea #3: Use as a room divider.
Do you have a couple of large windows that are sitting around unused? Hang them from the ceiling and use them as a decorative way to separate rooms. This could be a great idea for a living and dining room separation.
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Decorating with old windows has become a popular “shabby chic” style or those that simply love integrating old and new together. If you have a home that has a variety of old windows of various sizes that are not being used, put them all together on one wall and create a distinct gallery wall of windows.
Photo courtesy of: Jennifer Allwood The Magic Brush
If it’s time to get new windows and repurpose the old ones, give us a call today! New windows will save energy and they’re quieter than old windows. You’ll notice a big difference almost instantly! Whether it’s Milgard or Simonton windows, we are proud to carry a variety of top notch window options for you that will fit your style preferences and most importantly, your budget. Installing quality windows mean that you won’t need to replace the windows again for a very, very long time! We serve Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding areas, as well as Bend and Central Oregon. Our team of professionals will help you get your home updated and looking great! Contact us today and start seeing the benefits right away.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are old windows worth anything?
Yes. They can be worth something. There are people who buy old windows especially if it’s from historic houses and buildings.
Where can I dispose of old windows?
There are certain groups around that accept old windows and other construction waste materials as donations. They usually sell it to home improvers for a fraction of its original price.
Can I take old windows to the dump?
Yes you can. However, you should consider recycling or repurposing it. Start by assessing the materials of your windows and ask yourself if you can use it for your other DIY projects.