Homeowners work non-stop until they’re satisfied with their home’s curb appeal, whether it’s with replacement windows or a new entry door. Once that is completed, it is time to give some care to one of the parts you use the most: the backyard. Just because the neighbor on a stroll and the soccer mom driving by don’t see your backyard doesn’t mean it should be without your own personal style.
The backyard is where you watch your children play, host grill-outs with your family and enjoy relaxing moments as the summer sun goes down. With the amount of quality time this space gives, you should design it to show off your style and needs, both with décor and your windows and doors.
Windows and doors that open up to the backyard provide a number of perks, like providing additional ventilation and natural light into your home – as well as a beautiful view of your backyard. When replacing windows in the back of your house, be certain to think through the various styles of replacement windows available, and how these choices can help meet all of your individual design needs.
For windows that open up to your deck or patio, ponder an in-swing casement or single-hung window to prevent crowding your outdoor living space. Or, for windows that are on the top floor of your home, consider double-hung windows whose sashes (the part of the window that holds the glass) can be tilted to the interior of your home, allowing you to clean the exterior of your windows easily. Pella’s sliding windows are a breeze to open and close when need-be, which allows people to chat with each other from outside. This is also an effective way for parents to keep an eye on their children playing out back with a quick glance out any window.
There are various ways beyond windows and doors to enhance your outdoor living space. Consider adding your own personal style to your backyard through lighting and flowers.
A simple way to transform your backyard is to add a little light. Whether you get tall torches, lit up mason jars or dainty string lights, you have the chance to stay outside once the sun goes down with the help of an aesthetically appealing touch. An addition of flickering lights wrapped around trees, traced around your windows, lining a brick walkway or weaved between the deck gives a unique touch to your backyard.
Flowers, an easy touch that can transform your backyard. You can’t go wrong with the amazing smells, bold colors and the simplicity of various flowers. Dress up your new replacement window with a simple window box of flowers, or plant some blooms along your wooden fence. There are flower combinations to fit nearly every homeowner’s personality whether your backyard theme is romantic, natural or traditional. If you aren’t one with a preference for color, shrubs and trees also dress up any landscape in a tasteful way. With endless landscaping possibilities, it is easy to make your backyard a unique and individual space through your own special flower preferences.
Our pros strive to guide homeowners in all aspects of making your home look great. Whether it’s replacement windows or doors we are here to help you and make your home dreams come true from the front, inside and back of your home. For more insight from our Pella pros, call us at 217-356-6474, arrange an appointment online, or come visit our showroom in Champaign.