Planning a replacement window project in New Jersey and New York can be a bit overwhelming if you don’t have the right skills and experience to accurately compare styles, performance and brands.
Updating your home is much more complicated than simply pouring over design magazines and reading online journals of others’ experiences (although this is a great place to start). It’s best to gain some working knowledge about your home’s structural components, building materials and construction methods before making lasting decisions. Working with dedicated professionals gives you access to the tools and techniques necessary to update your home to ensure the end result is a visually pleasing outcome that complements your architecture and offers superior functionality. Whether you have a small or large home improvement project in mind, here are three planning options for your consideration.
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#1. Managing a Replacement Window Project as Part of a Larger Home Renovation Plan
Whenever you are planning to gut the kitchen and go back with a whole new layout that includes new windows over counters and a replacement patio door, add on another room or do any interior work that involves removing or modifying walls, it is wise to consult an architect or licensed contractor before you finalize plans.
Keep in mind that excellent communication between subcontractors – think, plumbers, electricians, HVAC teams and other tradesmen – ensures your project stays on-time and on-budget. Hiring an architect or general contractor to supervise and coordinate the work is one way to control costs and make sure you’re investing wisely.
Replacement windows are designed and manufactured to precisely fit the opening left when existing home windows are removed, and aren’t typically installed in new construction. However, if you’re planning to replace all the windows in your home to improve energy-efficiency, you’ll want windows that match throughout your home. Be sure the replacement window team has an opportunity to measure any enlarged or created openings for patio doors.
Depending on the scope of your project, you may want to do all windows at the same time, or stage installation by doing one side at a time, the front first, then the back, or work out another schedule that works best with your overall project timeline.
#2. Working with an Interior Decorator/Designer to Re-imagine Your Spaces without Extensive Structural Rehabilitation
Both small and large interior design makeovers may include installing replacement windows to bring your vision to life. Interior designers are experts at helping homeowners tackle tough issues like overcoming space limitations and finding ways to bring more natural light indoors to make your home feel more welcoming. Hiring a decorator is an opportunity to explore myriad options to ensure your home reflects your personality and supports your lifestyle.
An experienced design partner makes it possible to forego the room addition by utilizing bay or bow replacement windows to add a little more floor space to accommodate furniture placement changes. This solution means you’ll spend less money, and eliminate the inconvenience and mess of a long-term construction project. Plus, a knowledgeable designer understands how to combine aesthetic and structural components to create the perfect balance between function and beauty. So, whether you want to amplify your outdoor space, or find ways to encourage circulation, a home designer can help you reach your goals.
#3. Partnering with a Dedicated Replacement Window Team to Modernize Your New Jersey & New York Metro Home
Investing in ENERGY-STAR replacement windows and patio doors doesn’t require working with a contractor, architect, interior designer or other planning professionals. When your goal is to beautify your spaces, enhance security and boost energy-efficiency, your replacement window team has the expertise to guide you every step of the way. And while it isn’t a requirement, we invite you to bring your interior designer or architect to our showroom to get a first-hand look at all seven of our replacement window styles – double-hung, casement, awning, sliders, bay/bow configurations, specialty shapes and fixed windows – and patio door options. While you are there, you can see the full line of standard and exclusive hardware choices, explore color combinations and discuss innovative ways to combine different styles to achieve your personal vision.
3 Replacement Window Project Planning Options with Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro
Whether you are updating a single room or planning to modernize your home by replacing every window, we would consider it a privilege to help you achieve your goals. To get started, simply fill in the short form on this page, or give us a call at 1-888-826-2451 to schedule a private, in-home consultation today.
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