Homeowners work endlessly until their happy 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 TLC to one of the parts you use the most: the backyard. Just because the neighbor walking their dog and the soccer mom driving by don’t see your backyard doesn’t mean it should be without your own personal touch.
The backyard is where you watch your children play, host grill-outs with your neighbors and enjoy relaxing moments as the summer sun sets. With the amount of quality time this space offers, you should design it to meet your style and needs, both with décor and your windows and doors.
Windows and doors that open up to the backyard give you a number of bonuses, like providing additional ventilation and natural light into your home – as well as a great view of your backyard. When replacing windows in the back of your house, be certain to think through the number of styles of replacement windows available, and how these options can help meet all of your personal design needs.
For windows that open up to your deck or patio, consider an in-swing casement or single-hung window to prevent crowding your outdoor living space. Or, for windows that are on the upper floor of your home, consider double-hung windows whose sashes (the piece 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 hassle-free. Pella’s sliding windows are a breeze to open and close when need-be, which allows people to talk with each other from outside. This is also an efficient 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 flair 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 will be able 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 sensational smells, bold colors and the simplicity of a number of 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 don’t have a preference for color, shrubs and trees also dress up any landscape in a tasteful way. With endless landscaping routes, it is no sweat to make your backyard a unique and individual space through your own special flower preferences.
Our professionals 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 616-201-0206, set up an appointment online, or come visit our showroom in Grand Rapids.