Top 8 tips to revitalize & restyle your window coverings
By: Heather Anne Miller I love the New Year! It’s a time to renew and refresh, to restart and begin again. There is something so revitalizing and exciting about the New Year. Every New Year we tend to focus on making resolutions that center around becoming something better… someone who is more organized, more involved, more patient, happier, and healthier. The list goes on and on. As an interior designer, I rather enjoy turning my focus toward my home and the spaces I live in every day. I don’t know about you, but when I feel better at home, I tend to feel better in all aspects of my life. I’ve seen many beautiful homes throughout my career. Beautiful homes full of beautiful furniture, the latest appliances, gorgeous flooring and stunning countertops, but the one thing the majority of homeowners forget about are window coverings. Windows are a natural focal point in any room. Whether it’s a large picture window in a living room or a smaller accent window in a half bath, windows offer an easy opportunity to makeover any space. Read on for my top 8 tips to revitalize and restyle your windows for the coming New Year, and to make it even easier, I’ve broken it up into 3 simple steps.
Step 1: ReStyle
Restyle your window coverings by adding pattern, texture and color. Here’s how.
Tip #1: Add a pattern.
Selecting a fabric with a pattern is a great way to create interest, charm and drama. Whatever your personal taste may be pattern is an easy way to create an instant change in any room.
Tip #2: Add texture.
Textured fabric is a great way to add interest while still keeping the look simple and streamlined. Linen, velvet, silk and chenille are top choices when choosing textured fabrics.
Tip #3: Add color.
Go bold and add a pop of color to your space or keep it simple and choose a neutral shade. Either way, color is a simple way to spruce up and revitalize your window coverings.
Step 2: Accessorize
People don’t often think of accessorizing their windows, but adding an accessory can give a window that personal touch by adding personality to a space. Accessories are also an easy way to change up your window coverings throughout the year. Here’s how.
Tip #4: Add a wreath.
Wreaths are not just for the holidays. Adding a wreath to a window can really show off your personal style. Add a burlap wreath, like the one pictured, to give your space that cottage chic look.
Tip #5: Add finials.
Finials can be easily changed out and can add immediate interest to a window treatment. From modern metals, to classic crystal finials, there is sure to be something that will show off your unique style.
Tip #6: Add a cornice.
A cornice is a more modern, updated version of a valance and can add an architectural element to your space.
Tip #7: Layer, Layer, Layer.
Add warmth and depth to your window coverings by layering. Layering drapery panels over sheer panels or even a roman shade is a great way to not only personalize your windows, but add functionality too by giving you the ability to “close the blinds”, creating privacy when needed.
Step 3: Window Coverings 101
The 8th and final tip is probably the most important. Here’s why.
Tip #8: Installation.
When hanging your draperies be sure to maximize the height of your ceilings and accentuate the size of your windows by following this installation tip. Don’t install your window coverings right above the window frame. Instead, you’ll want to place your drapery rod 3-4 inches below your ceiling line or crown molding. Doing this will create the illusion of a more open space and larger windows. Whether you choose to makeover your windows by adding a pop of color, or add a touch of personality with accessories, I hope you feel a little inspired to give your windows a new look for the New Year. For more of Heather’s interior tips and restyling tricks visit her blog, or follow her on Pinterest. All concept designs were created using Olioboard.
Darren was wonderful to work with, very knowledgeable, friendly and an overall great person and salesman. The installers were quick, precise, knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend this company! Awesome experience from start to finish!
I have never been more satisfied with such a large purchase than I am with buying windows from Advanced Window Products. Working with Ken made everything so smooth and easy. He came out to the house for our estimate showed us all our options and explained everything clearly so we had all the information we needed before moving forward. Ken was with us every step of the process which made us feel comfortable and secure with our purchase. Everyone at AWP was so pleasant to work with it was a no brainer where we were buying windows from. On installation day David and his crew were very professional and courteous. They removed old windows and installed new windows in one day and left everything clean, like they weren't even there. If we had to do it all over we would be glad to use AWP again and again. We felt like they genuinely cared about us as customers. Thanks to everyone at AWP we are so satisfied with everything. A+ Service, communication, quality. couldn't ask for a better experience.
Ken was great and easy to work with. They replaced one window a year or two again and we liked them enough that we are getting more windows through them. The are a lot faster then other companies that we have looked into who were 8+ months out Advanced was only 12 week out for install and they have great quality windows.
Ken was great to work with. He listened to what I needed to be done and didn't try to oversell. We walked through what windows would be replaced, their cost, and when to expect them to be installed. He was responsive to any further questions I had after our consultation.The windows are high quality and did what we needed them to do, stop drafts and reduce heat gain from the sun. We've noticed a considerable difference in comfort in the rooms with the new windows.
I decided to splurge for the sliding door with the embedded doggie door. I love my new door. Installation went very well, and the cleanup was done quickly. I had a lovely new operational door in a very timely manner.
I want to say thank you to Rob and Advanced Windows!! My wife and I were dreading dealing with our house renovation and adding new windows, but Rob was great to work with. He wasn't pushy and allowed us to make the best decision for us and our situation. The install was quick and painless. Thank you Advanced!!!!!!!
All of the employees were great to work with, Jeremy in sales, Kendra in the office, Brad and Justin and the rest of the install crew were amazing to watch, and the nicest guys in the state. Janet and Terry
It took a long time to get my windows after ordering but was worth the wait. I've heard stories that people building their homes are waiting a lot longer. I had a massive amount of windows replaced and the installer (Brad) and my salesman (Rob) was awesome. Rob is even helping me find a windshield for my UTV as I write this. I have no issues as of now with all 23 windows they replaced on a 2 day install. They also did it in 100 degree temps with out losing coolness in the house. The windows are extremely noticeable at their effectiveness over the "rotten windows" I've dealt with for 20 years since house was new. I keep house at same AC settings but feels much cooler than I would have ever expected. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
I had all 24 windows on my house replaced. Darren was amazing right from the start. He was very responsive to any questions I had & I was kept updated between order & install. Once the windows arrived, the installers were friendly & very respectful of my house. I'm highly satisfied with their work & would highly recommend Darren Lewis if you need any window products.
We used Advanced Window Products to replace all the windows on our home and it turned out wonderful. The team, from sales to installation, were easy to work with and they did a great job. They communicated any delays in production and were easy to work around our schedule. Professional job.
These guys are awesome. Great prices and my new sliding door looks amazing!!! Everyone who came out was very friendly and professional. My home isn’t typical construction so they had to do some custom work to make it look good, and I’m so happy with the work they did. The installer was actually friends with the people who owned my home before me, small lake city. I highly recommend using them for windows and doors.
I recently worked with AWP for new windows. I had no idea how much heat was coming through before. I have southwest facing windows and my AC could barely keep up with all the heat that would enter before. With the new windows, my AC runs much less and actually keep the house cool :) All of the humans I worked with were very professional and efficient at their jobs. I would definitely recommend these guys to all of my friends and family
Brad and his coworker arrive on time, worked hard and smoothly removed the old windows and skillfully installed the new windows. At completion Brad asked us to check to be sure we were satisfied. He then showed us how to open and close the windows, the locks, how to take out the windows to clean, how to put them back in the frame, how to remove snd put back the screens. He asked if we had any questions or concerns. We were pleased and surprised how smoothly and quickly the job was done. They clean everything up. The windows look great. The house stays cooler. Purchasing Advanced Windows was the right decision.
Darren Lewis was my salesman at Advanced Windows. I had been needing new windows for years and was overwhelmed on where to start and what to do. He walked me through every detail and made the process so easy. I feel like he went above and beyond what his job entails. He followed up with me throughout the whole process to make sure I heard from the office or installer based on the timeline given. He kept me in the loop on what to expect from the time he came and measured my windows up until they were installed. He even called after to ask how they looked and to make sure I was happy with everything. I would highly recommend Darren and will keep his number for any future needs.Thank you Darren!!!Sincerely,Michelle Blair
Darren was incredible! I felt taken care of and like I got an awesome deal! He took the time to explain the product, my options and to answer my questions. I would highly recommend Advanced Window Products if you're looking to replace the windows & screens in your home!
We had a wonderful experience with Advanced Window Products and I could not any happier with our windows. From sale to install everyone we have worked with has been fantastic. Ken our salesman was very knowledgeable, gave sound advice and I never felt like i was getting "sold". Like everything, we knew our order would be delayed due to supply chain etc. Advanced kept us informed and when the windows were ready, they were installed promptly. Our installers, Dave and Nolan did a phenomenal job, were very polite and timely. We were pleasantly surprised to see how neat and tidy they were, we didn't even have to vacuum anything. They took their time and were very efficient. We have an older home and had original single pane windows. I am so pleased with how much quieter and cozy our house feels. Thank you, glad I don't need windows anymore but would use this company again in a heartbeat.
Ken was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I'm so impressed with the entire company. They are prompt and informative. Ken knew what i needed and wanted in window replacements. All my questions were answered though I didn't have many because he was so thorough. I love that this company is local and stands behind their products and services. I recommend them 100%. Thank you again!!
After we got 3 bids from other window Companies we choose Advanced. They did a Great job on our Window project! Rob our sales guy was honest and upfront. Project went smoothly. Thank You !!!!!!!!!!!!,,,plus we received a nice rebate!
Darren is such a pleasure to work with! Very knowledgeable, friendly, and quick to respond. We had quotes with various companies and the customer service with Advanced was by far the best! It’s wonderful to be able to support the local economy as well!
We were impressed with the entire windows replacement experience. Darren was excellent sales rep., who quoted a reasonable price and made the purchase process easy and comfortable. AWP kept us up to date on the entire process ie...how long we'd have to wait, when the windows were available for install etc...Justin, the installer, and his crew were friendly, efficient, and thorough.They cleaned up everything before they left our home.We are vey happy with our windows and will highly recommend AWP to all our neighbors and friends.Thank you so much.The Casey's
Todd was fantastic - he explained everything, especially the length of time it would take to get the instillation.The quality of the windows is great and it has changed our room completely. We loved them so much, we bought another window in our kitchen.When the door was installed, the door latch didn’t lock, but they came right back out and fixed it.
Darren was such a pleasure to work with, he is professional and very knowledgable. He explained and communicated everything well, is efficient and overall a great guy. I would highly recommend Darren and Advanced Windows, it was a great experience working with them.
I worked with Jeremy on my home's window replacement project. Unlike all of the other bids I was getting, I never once felt pressured or hustled during the sales pitch or after. Advanced Windows lets their product, prices, and service do the talking. I've only just initiated the project with them, so I will update this review after the installation. So far I am very impressed with their service and professionalism.
So far the sales experience has been really nice. The salesman wasnt pushy and simply educated us on the material and options. Then gave us a quote and plenty of time to think about it and get other quotes from other companies. I will update after install.
We needed a new puppy door for our new home. I was referred to this company from a friend, and I was not disappointed. Darren was very professional and got the job done quickly. I will definitely be using them in the future.
We moved into a new build a few back and let's just the windows and the air coming in was not what we expected. After talking with Darren he gave us some insight on the difference between new build windows and what they offer. Very happy with the service and quality from and Darren and advanced windows. Highly recommend
Rob is awesome to work with. He is very knowledgeable about the products they carry. I purchased siding from him. And I absolutely love what they did for me. This company is so great to deal with. Very responsive. More than happy to address any concerns and fast to resolve any problem that may arise. I highly recommend Rob and Advanced Window Products.
My experience with Advanced Windows was very positive. The salesman Todd was very knowable and gave us very good information to make a decision of the type of windows that would be best for us. The installer Brad was very thoughtful and explained what he was doing, and answered all our questions. Brad arrived on time and installed our windows much faster then we expected. Brad explained how to care for the windows and how they worked. He did not leave until all concerns were met and all the areas inside and outside our house were clean.
Advanced Windows did all the windows in my home. I have noticed lower utility bills and a more comfortable climate in all rooms of my home. I also had a pet door installed in my French door, which has been a game changer for me, as a dog owner. I love that the products are manufactured locally, and that there is a lifetime warranty.
We used this company to do all of our upstairs windows and had such a good experience that we had their Sales rep Ken come back to help us get our downstairs windows replaced . We have love their product and the installation was professional and clean.
I am not one who usually writes a review but after I got my windows installed today I knew I needed to. From the first time I met with my salesman Darren to the end of my installation with Brock they were very professional, nice, and made sure I knew what was going on every step of the way. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing new windows!
Real review from a real customer. Rob M. Was my sales rep. What a knowledgeable and transparent employee. Ask for him if you want someone you trust in your home. Due to production delays, we waited a while for the windows. But on installation day, and amazing team came out. Justin, Kurt, and Chris were our installation techs. They were polite, professional, and fast. And fast may be an understatement. These guys could install windows with their eyes closed. The price for the windows was reasonable and I will.be working with them in the future and you should too. Save yourself the time and do yourself a favor and just go with advanced. You will not regret it.
I just had 10 new windows installed from Advanced and they look amazing. The installers, Justin and his team were amazing! They were so polite, answered all my questions and were fast and efficient. I was more than impressed with their work ethic. And everything was cleaned up when they left. Thank you!
I called multiple companies and was impressed by the information Rob was able to tell me over the phone. He was very helpful and eager to help without being pushy. He was helpful in suggesting window ideas and didn't try to update. I'm SOOOOO excited for my upcoming install. 😁
John Bozung was a consummate professional. Friendly and helpful from start to finish. I'm only giving a review of Advanced Window Products because of him, but Advanced as a whole was great. John was excellent.
Rob was great to work with. We had a few different companies come out and the price was close but Rob came with examples and demonstrations of their window. Also this was the only company that we spoke with that met the criteria for the Dominion Energy Rebate, so in the long run this should save us money. Looking forward to the installation.
Over the past 20 years we have replaced all of our inferior windows with great quality Advanced Windows. We just finished ordering two sets of their sliding glass doors to replace the French doors that we have had. We appreciate their workmanship and their guarantees. Ken J. has been our salesperson each time which shows the faith he has in their products.
I had new windows installed today and I could not be happier with the finished outcome! I live in an old house built in 1892 and the old windows had the original wood exposed underneath the siding, which was not a pretty site. But after installing the new windows, they also frame up the outside so that nothing is exposed and it gives it a more esthetically pleasing look, which is so much nicer! The windows themselves are so cool including a pop out on the lower pane for easy cleaning and super durable flex screens that pop in and out with ease. They are such an upgrade from what I had! Thank you to Janetha for getting me a speedy quote and as fast as possible lead times and thank you to Justin and Kurt for a seamless install. They quoted me 3 hours and were done with a few minutes to spare and left everything better then they found it. Really respectful, friendly guys! I would recommend this company to anyone! Thanks again!
Darren is great to work with. He arranged our consultation visit quickly, did not try to up-sell us and was very friendly and knowledgeable. He explained everything clearly so there were no surprises. Our windows are not yet installed but I feel confident that we will be happy with them.
Ken is amazing. We just placed our window order and are pending install. After getting many quotes from different companies I felt most comfortable working with Ken. He was enthusiastic, knew his stuff, and put me at ease.Better yet the windows are made in utah, and seem like the best deal for the price.
We had an entire house of windows replaced. 24 windows and not small! Our salesman Rob was very helpful with explaining the differences in windows and helping us select the right kind of windows. The staff at Advanced Window Products kept us informed along the way during the production period. When it came to installation, WOW, what a great crew. Justin, Chris and the rest of the crew where fast but very efficient. We would HIGHLY recommend using Advanced Window Products.
Its All in the Name!Advanced Window Products is way ahead of their competition. During our free consultation with Rob Mower, we learned how great of a company Advanced Windows Products is. They offer superior and unique products that truly keep the extreme temperatures outside while keeping inside the house nice and cozy. In addition to that, all their products come with a lifetime warranty! Therefore, if anything happens to the windows such a gas leakage between the two window panels and/or a window that does not open smoothly is covered. Going with Advance Window Products is by far one of the smartest investments you can make for your home.
We worked with Rob and his team to get the windows in our house redone. They were quick, tidy and most importantly were the best deal for what we got. Next time we do windows we're definitely calling Rob!
Darren was awesome!!! He is super friendly, funny and down to earth. From the moment I spoke with him on the phone, I knew I would most likely be going with Advanced Windows simply based on the interaction I had with him. I’ve been in the customer service industry for years and I’m a HUGE advocate for treating customers like you would a friend and he did just that. Welcoming him into my home felt like I was welcoming in someone I’ve known for years. We were able to talk like friends and I never once felt like I was being pushed into going with Advanced Windows or pressured into buying anything we didn’t want or need. He answered all the questions I had and educated me on everything there was to know about windows. I signed the contract with Advanced Windows that day and cancelled another company’s quote appointment because it just felt right. I’m SO excited to get our new windows installed and so grateful that Darren was the guy to help me. He definitely secured me as a lifetime customer.
I needed an estimate to compare to a competitor's bid very quickly. Darren worked with me in the timeframe needed to get me a quote that was a much better value than the competition and he did not know who the competition was or the cost. When he did come to the house, he made great suggestions, corrected his estimate, and was very informative without being pushy. We can't wait for the windows to be installed.
Jeremy was amazing to work with, came in, had samples and gave me a quote for basement windows. He was professional and knowledgeable when it came to windows. I had called a couple other window companies, they weren't very professional and did the hard sell. I had one that asked me if I was able to make the final decision on the purchase, what is it 1940? It wasn't the price nor the quality of the windows that may me (all by myself) decide on Advance it was Jeremy.
Replaced all the windows in our home. Darren answered all our questions and has been very helpful. Two of the new windows were cracked sometime before installation. We are waiting for those to be repaired but the staff has been reassuring that things are ordered and will be repaired in a timely manner. Installation was quick and installers were very friendly.
Could not be more happy with my windows. Todd my salesman, and Garrett my installer were both amazing in helping me. The old home owners had only 2 of the front windows already replaced, and they took great care to match them. You can’t even tell a difference. The wait was a few weeks shorter than expected and the install looks flawless. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking. Thanks everyone.
We are very happy with our new windows. Todd was great to work with. He gave a great estimate and timeline for delivery. The installation was very quick and professional. The windows are very easy to open and close and seal very well to keep out the cold and noise from outside. Would highly recommend Todd and Advanced Windows.
Darrin gave me an estimate. He was on time and very easy to work with. The estimate he gave was right in line with what I was expecting to pay. After his presentation I decided to cancel my estimates with other companies and sign with Advanced Windows. My experience was awesome
Ken was knowledgeable, quick and polite. He was able to quickly assess what was needed and provide the cost projection without delay or pressure. This is the second time I’ve had him out to continue replacing the rest of my windows.
We replaced 13 windows and added wraps to a total of 16 so we never have to paint or repair again. We are extremely happy with the process and the windows and our install guy, Justin, was fantastic and made sure all was as expected. Would absolutely hire them again but the windows have a lifetime warranty so I guess I’ll never get to buy from them again unless I move... :)
Our windows took longer to arrive due to warehouse shut downs after the wildfires last year, however the office was very prompt in updating us on the status of things and making sure we were informed at all times. Brett and Trent were our installers and they were so awesome! They arrived on time and and did fantastic work. They were polite and friendly.We had some unforseen complications with the sliding door installation and they handled everything very professionally. I highly recommend this company.
We have been shopping around for windows for some time, so we had been through all the sales pitches and had become quite skeptical and calloused to the window industry. A friend of ours had their windows done last year through Advanced Window Products and was very happy with the result, so we decided to give them a call. Because we mentioned who referred us, they sent us the same representative who helped our friends. Honestly, Jeremy was such a breath of fresh air! He was super knowledgeable and helped talk us through our options...even steering us away from more expensive options we thought we wanted, since he knew they were not going to be the best for our situation. He even walked us through how to fill out our rebate forms for after our windows are installed! We are so incredibly grateful for Jeremy and would recommend him to anyone! We haven’t had the windows installed yet, so we will update when that happens, but if the rest of the team is like Jeremy, we know we will be well taken care of!
Just put a deposit down to replace all of the windows and the patio door in our sunroom. Jeremy was great to work with. He came by the house within a few days of my call and we finalized the contract quickly. He was prompt, professional, and masked up. Haven’t had anything installed yet, but so far the process has been great!
VERY PLEASED! Rob was very good to us! He arrived on time and knew the product well. He was there for any questions throughout our window buying process! Thanks Advance Windows and Rob for taking care of us!
We have had our windows for 10 1/2 years and have never had a problem with them. They keep out drafts and open and close easily. We are using them for installing egress windows now and they still have the same professional business as they did 10 years ago. I highly recommend them.
Darren is very professional and knowledgeable. He took his time to educate us about all of our window options and was never pushy. We appreciated his insight, advice and thoroughness. We talked to several window companies but Darren and Advanced struck just the right balance.
Jeremy was amazing! He communicate with me to make sure that I understood the cost of these windows and these products. He put me at ease with the price of all of these windows in our home. I appreciated his honestly and services very much.
Darren Lewis was our rep. He called me on his way, he was on time, he was courteous and knowledgeable and answered all my questions, ashe was also familiar with his competitors. Same day bid. I heard good things from a few sources, and so far they have lived up to the hype. I appreciate Darren's honesty and straightforward approach, and everything was scheduled within minutes, so I didn't have to follow up with anything. Everyone at Advanced that he called to schedule or to answer questions was responsive and helpful as well.