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Thursday, April 30 2015
Energy Saving Patio Doors with Retractable Screens

 

Patio Doors That Don’t Bug You

 

Summer is just around the corner, which means it is a good time to start implementing energy saving tactics that will help you save on costs once the scorchers arrive. One cost effective ways to save energy is to invest in windows and patio doors with retractable screens. These are specifically designed to increase airflow while providing shaded, filtered light – the perfect balance to decrease energy use.

 

Benefits are extremely favorable for both aesthetic reasons and your pocket, which is why we have put together some helpful guidelines to determine which type of energy efficient option might be right for your next home remodel:

 

§  Bi-Fold Windows and Patio Doors: These innovative windows and doors have the ability to expand your lifestyle by blending the out with the in as they fold away to increase living space. When you add retractable screens to the mix, you have a product that can increase air circulation as well as protect you and your family from pesky insects, letting you enjoy the beauty of the outdoors from the cool comfort of your home.

§  Multi-Slide Patio Doors: Most effective for maximizing your view and admitting daylight, multi-slide patio doors blend the in with the out seamlessly. Since the retractable screens will remain out of sight, you can keep enjoying the view when your screen is tucked away until you are ready to use them.

§   Swinging Patio Doors: Retractable screens can complement even the most custom, high end swinging patio doors, as they can be coyly tucked away in the door’s frame. These beautiful doors provide you with a clear view of the outside or a bug-free indoor haven without losing the benefit of the summer breeze.

 

Simply click the Match Me with a Dealer button to get started! With our innovatively designed products made of top quality materials, AG Millworks can help transform your home with custom doors and windows that allow you to fully enjoy luxurious living.

 

 

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Monday, April 27 2015
Summer Patios for Open-Air Living

 

Making a Backyard Family Retreat

 

Summertime is family time and there is nothing more enjoyable than spending time with the ones you love most in your home that has incorporated indoor-outdoor living. When you have an outdoor area that allows you to feel just as comfortable as if you were inside, your family can enjoy the warmer seasons to the fullest. Here are a few helpful tips for creating summer patios made for indoor-outdoor living:

§  Patio space is essential to indoor-outdoor living. There are many different types of patio doors that you can choose from to make the perfect outdoor space that is connected to your home, including Bi-Fold, lift and slide, multi-slide and swinging patio doors. Each of these have the ability to blend the out with the in, making for the ideal open-air living space.

§  You can also have your patio doors open up into an outdoor living room. Think about incorporating an overhang or pergola that can shade you from the sun but still allow you to enjoy the fresh outdoor breeze and you have mastered indoor-outdoor living. Make this outdoor living room feel like a home away from home but where you can indulge in the great outdoors.

§  Indoor-outdoor living can also be achieved by having a beautiful garden retreat. Why not create a space in your yard that can allow you to feel as if you are in an exotic place, you can get the most out of your living space. We highly recommend tropical or native plants, flowers, and trees in this area to yield an aesthetically pleasing and relaxing atmosphere.

 

Simply click the Match Me with a Dealer button to get started! With our innovatively designed products made of top quality materials, AG Millworks can help transform your home with custom doors and windows that allow you to fully enjoy luxurious living.

 

 

 

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Wednesday, April 22 2015
Landscaping Tips and Ideas to Conserve Water

 

Conserving Water In and Around the Home

 

As California drought conditions continue and a solution seems out of sight, it becomes increasingly important that homeowners make efforts towards conserving water. There are a variety of landscaping ideas to conserve water that will not only make your outdoors looking beautiful, but will also contribute to the overall greater good of our beautiful state and planet. We highly recommend trying out these water conservation ideas for your landscaping and gardening:

 

§  Running sprinklers can be detrimental to California drought conditions, which is why it may be time to make the switch to hand watering, overhead watering or drip irrigation. These methods are more effective in both managing water use and providing your greenery with proper hydration.

§  Utilizing big potted plants in your gardening can not only be aesthetically pleasing, but it can also be more water efficient with less water run-off. Make a day of creating your own arrangements in half wine barrel planters, as these beautiful gardening displays can make for a gorgeous and water efficient backyard.

§  When you have a produce garden, you are not only eating fresher food, but you are also eliminating the cost of transportation, storage and maintenance of packaged foods and items sold in grocery stores. Having your family set-up an edible garden in your backyard or on your patio with all of your favorite fruits and veggies is a great way to start enjoying fresh produce as well as introducing your children “home farming.” By assigning each of your children a portion of the garden to water and care for, they can start learning the importance of taking care of something and the joy of growing their own food.

 

Simply click the Match Me with a Dealer button to get started! With our innovatively designed products made of top quality materials, AG Millworks can help transform your home with custom doors and windows that allow you to fully enjoy luxurious living.

 

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Thursday, April 16 2015
Purchasing a Home? Consider A Recently Flipped House!

 

How Newly Renovated Homes Appeal to Buyers

 

House flipping has been going on for years, but many are still unaware of how appealing the upgraded homes are to buyers. Home buyers are often more eager to purchase homes that have recently been transformed for a variety of reasons, the most obvious being: everything is new! When it comes to home remodeling and improvements, often a complete house renovation is the most effective in boosting a property’s value.

 

Here is why newly improved homes appeal to buyers: Not only is the buyer looking for a home that they can see themselves living in, but buyers are also looking for a home that will yield minimal repair costs for the most part. With all of the latest trendy design elements such as kitchens upgraded with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances; marble tile and soaking tubs in the bathrooms; and Bi-Fold or multi-slide patio doors for that indoor-outdoor living experience, a buyer can enjoy these modernizations and expect to pay less in maintenance costs for an extended period of time.

 

Likewise, many recently flipped homes are most often equipped with the latest eco-friendly features such as dual-paned windows and glass doors and water efficient appliances and bathroom fixtures, since many coding requirements now implement efficiency standards that are much higher than in previous times. This means that house buyers can feel confident that utility costs of a flipped home will be optimized.

 

If you are thinking about purchasing a home in 2015, it may be advantageous for you to look into homes that have recently been renovated. Not only will you be able to move into a newly transformed home, but you will likely have the luxury of take advantage of the latest design trends on the market!

 

Simply click the Match Me with a Dealer button to get started! With our innovatively designed products made of top quality materials, AG Millworks can help transform your home with custom doors and windows that allow you to fully enjoy luxurious living.

 

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Monday, April 13 2015
Home Renovations with the Best ROI

 

How the Right Remodel Can Boost the Value of Your Home

 

Despite popular belief, all home renovations are not created equal. Some remodeling projects yield higher return on investment rates than others, so it is important for homeowners to do their research before making any final decisions and consider how improvements to your property will pay off best at resale. Here are some home renovations ideas with the ROI in mind so that you can determine which areas of your home to focus your attention on:

§  While bathroom and kitchen modeling is traditionally more expensive than most remodels, they often yield the highest return value and pay for themselves in the long run. Since these are often the most utilized areas of a home, it is important to focus on boosting the value of these essential rooms.

§  Any remodel that includes increasing the square footage of your house is extremely favorable in terms of ROI. You can utilize outdoor space that you already have without doing major construction by adding Bi-Fold patio doors or a multi-slide patio door system that allows you and future owners to enjoy open-air living to the fullest.

§  Adding beautiful passage entry doors can also help to increase your ROI. Utilizing this design element, you can transform the entire atmosphere of your home and its curb appeal. By using high quality materials, such as Genuine Mahogany or Douglas Fir in your door and window remodels, you can enjoy the elegance of the upgrade now while boosting your home’s resale factor in the future.

§  It is sometimes thought that adding a swimming pool will increase your home’s value but it is most commonly viewed as maintenance bother as opposed to a perk. Rather than taking up valuable yard space with a pool, you might want to consider creating an indoor-outdoor living area by adding Bi-Fold patio doors or a multi-slide patio door system so that the feeling of increased square footage can be enjoyed without adding extra upkeep.

 

Simply click the Match Me with a Dealer button to get started! With our innovatively designed products made of top quality materials, AG Millworks can help transform your home with custom doors and windows that allow you to fully enjoy luxurious living.

 

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Wednesday, April 08 2015
Designing Your Home Remodel with Ease

 

Plan Your Home Remodel: The Design and Drawing Phase

 

If home renovation is on your to-do list for 2015, it is time for you to start organizing and designing your home remodel. While you may be inclined to assume that working with a contractor means that the task of creating the design for your remodel is unnecessary, it is important that you have the creative ideas for your home outlined in a detailed and efficient manner. This will ensure that the contractor and architect are able to make your design dreams come to life in an effective and timely manner. Gathered here are just a few helpful tips for planning your remodel:

 

§  Before you set your heart on any remodel ideas, it is important that you check the local building codes, ordinances, and regulations to ensure that your dreams are realistic. Figuring this out in advance will allow you to feel confident that issues are less likely to arise in the midst of your construction.

§  The second step is to create a budget and a wish list for your remodel. This means establishing exactly what you want and comparing it to what you can comfortably afford. Completing these two tasks in unison is important.

§  Take time to develop a basic sketch so that you can discuss the most effective way to approach the project and see your dreams come true. This can be done by utilizing a drawing program, such as Sketch Up.

§  Think about how new patio and entry doors might enhance your renovation. Will you be able to include Bi-Fold patio doors to your remodeled living room to increase your living and entertaining space? Will your home upgrades change the entire story of your home, calling for a new entry door?

 

Simply click the Match Me with a Dealer button to get started! With our innovatively designed products made of top quality materials, AG Millworks can help transform your home with custom doors and windows that allow you to fully enjoy luxurious living.

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Friday, April 03 2015
Home Remodels: Working with the Right Architect

 

How to Work With An Architect When Designing Your Home Update

 

When conducting a home remodel, accurately relaying your design ideas to an architect is extremely important. Working with an architect for your home remodel is a great way to watch your construction dreams come to life, however, you must choose the right architect for the job. Here are a few helpful tips for finding success in working with an architect:

 

§  Before meeting with an architect, make sure to have your own design ideas written down. This will allow you to show them your vision, give them the opportunity to make suggestions and tell you whether or not your ideas are possible.

§  You must work with an architect that matches your style and that you work well with, as this individual and their team will be working in your home for an extended period of time. It is best to have an initial interview where you can determine your compatibility. It is important to realize that there is no “one size fits all” in regards to architects.

§  It is important that you trust that your architect has your best interests in mind and they also have the best design intentions. Therefore, if you believe the best way to transform the space is to update your entry door but your architect has a different vision such as revamping your patio doors, it is important to listen to their perspective as an experienced professional.

§  Most importantly, do not be timid about asking questions and for opinions. While you may initially think that a pocketing lift and slide patio door would work best in your living space, take a moment to ask for your architect’s opinion. They may have a different, more efficient vision that multi-slide patio doors might work best.

 

If revamping your doors or windows is in your plans, simply click the Match Me with a Dealer button to get started! With our innovatively designed products made of top quality materials, AG Millworks can help transform your home with custom doors and windows that allow you to fully enjoy luxurious living.

 

 

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