Whether you are moving into a new home in the Santa Clarita Valley, or you are building your dream home from scratch, choosing durable products for your home that will last is the most important.
When you select building products for the construction of a new home or the renovation of an older one, essentially you are making a long-term commitment to the products that will shelter your family. First, you need to research the products that you select for your home and make sure those products, especially your windows, match with your family’s needs. The products that you choose need to fit in with your lifestyle and be able to flow with the overall feel of your home.
There are many ways to accomplish finding that perfect product. Start by analyzing your lifestyle. If one family member has a “green thumb” and enjoys gardening, then it might be wise to consider adding a garden window in the kitchen. The over-lay feature of the garden window is optimal for growing plants and herbs year-round in any climate. If you like “nooks and crannies” and warm cozy places throughout your home, consider window seats and breakfast nooks. For these smaller areas, bay and bow windows might be the best fit. Bay windows are optimal for displaying small seasonal decorations and a bow window in an area like your master bedroom can serve as a quiet reading place.
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For those of us that prefer wide open spaces, it would be important to consider larger walls of windows and windows with pictures to captivate your view. Another really important detail that is easily looked over is the frequency of maintenance. If your life style is more fast paced with little time for chores, vinyl-framed windows might be your best choice. Vinyl frames are very low maintenance and durable. Also, it is important to keep your windows clean. If you have a two-story home with windows that are difficult to clean from the outside, then selecting double-hung windows might be a good option.
For more information on windows that are best for your lifestyle, visit Mikes Windows and Doors at 21170 Centre Pointe Pkwy. Ste. 220 Santa Clarita, CA 91350 or call (661) 222-9195 www.mikeswindowsanddoors.com 
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