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Thursday, April 28 2016
Alternative energy sources may be the wave of the future, but is it right for you at this moment?
Cleaner, alternative forms of energy may just be the answer and have been steadily growing in availability as the need for change has risen. Many residential houses have implemented solar or wind energy systems that decrease carbon emissions and resource usage, and, as a bonus, can reduce your monthly electric bill.
The federal government is onboard to help defer the cost by implementing a 30 percent federal energy tax credit that is available until December 31, 2019. In theory, by installing solar panels or a wind turbine system, you may eventually save money on the cost of your energy usage. These technologies are becoming increasingly more economical to set-up, but the cost of the installing a system can still be pricey and payback timelines may be long range.
If alternative energy is something you are considering, here are some questions you may want ask yourself:
– Do you want a system that will provide all your power needs? Or do you want supplemental energy generation to reduce the amount of power you buy from the electric company?
– How long do you plan to live in this house? To effectively recoup the cost of installation, planning to stay in your home for a number of years may be best.
– Is a wind turbine or solar panel system best suited for your area’s weather conditions?
– What is your budget?
Updating your home’s doors and windows may be another great way to lower your carbon footprint. Innovative design is the cornerstone of AG Millwork’s products. Whether you’re looking for Bi-Fold Patio Doors, Multi-Slide Patio Doors or Lift and Slide Patio Doors for your home, look no further. Simply click the Match Me With A Dealer button to get started!
Thursday, April 21 2016
Bring back these 90’s decor trends for a surprisingly fresh way to beautify your home.
Whether you’re an avid #tbt hashtagger or just like to look at old photos, you know there’s some fun in revisiting old trends. In honor of Throwback Thursday (#tbt), we thought it would be fun to highlight some décor trends from the 90’s that are making a major comeback today!
Perhaps thanks to the time we all spent ripping out the gaudy wallpaper of the later 1900s, the early 2000’s were a wallpaper-free zone. Today, though, wallpaper is making a grand return. Instead of papering your whole room, pick a fun print and use it to create an accent wall. Instant wow!
It’s time to revisit those colors that were everywhere in the 90s. Mauve and hunter green were loved for a reason. Just don’t be too heavy-handed. Use these hues for accent colors and you’ll be able to bring back these tones of the past in a modern way.
Brass was a definite favorite a couple decades ago – and it’s poised to be again soon. If you’re sick of gold and copper, try accenting your space with brass. Although you’ll be calling on décor favorite from the 1990’s, it will feel surprisingly fresh since brass hasn’t made a full return… yet!
While it’s fun to revisit these trends in home décor, there are some aspects of your home that you want to make sure are timeless. AG Millworks can find you the perfect Custom Patio Doors, Entry Doors, and Windows to give you luxurious indoor-outdoor living that looks great no matter what’s trending. Whether you’re looking for your ideal entry doors, Bi-Fold patio doors, lift and slide patio doors, or multi-slide patio doors for your home, you simply need to click the Match Me With A Dealer button to get started!
Wednesday, April 13 2016
Lift and slide patio doors can help you transform your lifestyle as the weather warms.
As the seasons change and bring us longer, warmer days, we all get ready to set aside our sweaters and savor the finer weather. Taking a hike or hitting the beach is a great way to enjoy the spring, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could take advantage of the sunny days at home? You can – with a Lift and Slide Patio Doors!
How could changing out your patio doors change your life? It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds when you realize that lift and slide patio doors could make it possible to open up an entire wall of your home with just the turn of a handle! With our advanced European engineering, you can move large doors with minimal effort to open a wall, suddenly bringing the outdoors in. Imagine: enjoying the fresh air from the comfort of your living room. Sound too good to be true? We can show you that it’s not.
You’d think it might be difficult to transform a wall of your home, but our doors lift onto wheels when you turn a handle to smoothly, easily glide them out of the way. We offer both pocketing and non-pocket doors in clad/wood or all wood – cherry, walnut, mahogany, cedar, fir, teak, and more! We’ll seamlessly blend your doors with your house’s design so you can effortlessly blend the outdoors with your home this spring.
Want to learn more about how patio doors could change your home and your life? Whether you’re looking for your ideal Bi-Fold Patio Doors, Lift and Slide Patio Doors, Multi-Slide Patio Doors or Entry Door for your home, look no further. 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 patio doors, entry doors, and Windows that allow you to fully enjoy luxurious indoor-outdoor living.
Wednesday, April 06 2016
Spring fashion (for your home, that is) is here! Bring it home with you by using these décor trends.
Spring is one of the best times of the year in the fashion world. The new start to the seasons inspires freshness on and off the runway, and our current season yields some of the best pieces – and a lot of the year’s trends. Even if you’re not redoing your wardrobe, you can still take advantage of spring fashion trends by jumping on these home décor ideas.
Metallic isn’t going anywhere – in fashion or in home décor. A cluster of small metallic vases will be eye-catching, and a large gold, silver, or (our pick for this year) copper wall decal will give you serious wow-factor. Plus, metallic accents will work with whatever color palette you already have in your home.
Color Blocked Walls & Fabrics
Color blocking is all the rage, and it works brilliantly at home. When choosing wall colors put the lighter one on the top portion of the wall and your room will feel larger. If you’re not quite ready to repaint, color blocked throws, rugs, and pillows are a great way to incorporate this trend.
Notice a hippy vibe in fashion? Bring it home for a more comfortable, relaxed feel! Fringe, soft textures, subtle tie-dying, and warm hues will all help your home stay on trend while feeling inviting. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns, either!
If you want to further update your home, AG Millworks can help transform any room of your home with custom patio doors, entry doors, and windows that allow you to fully enjoy luxurious indoor-outdoor living. Whether you’re looking for your ideal Entry Door, Bi-Fold Patio Doors, Lift and Slide Patio Doors, or Multi-Slide Patio Doors for your home, we can meet your needs and your wants. Simply click the Match Me With A Dealer button to get started!