Fix up Your Old Furniture

Why buy new furniture if you can improve the old furniture? When you invest in good quality furniture, you don’t have to throw it away as soon as the fabric starts to fade. With reupholstering and refinishing, your old furniture can look as good as new. I revitalize my old furniture all the time. If you want to stop thinking of your expensive furniture as disposable and start thinking of it as something that you can periodically improve, you’re on the right track. I started this blog to provide you with tips and tricks for reupholstering, refinishing, and upgrading your old furniture.

Need New Windows? What to Know About Measuring Your Existing Windows

Home & Garden Blog

Are you thinking of getting new windows for your home? If so, you'll need to take measurements so that you can give your window contractor an accurate idea of what size windows you have. Here is what you need to know about taking measurements for replacement windows. 

Create a Diagram

The first thing you are going to want to do is to create a basic diagram of your home that has all of the different windows since you are going to need to keep track of them all and their measurements. Chances are that all of your windows are not the same size or even the same type. You may have block windows in your bathroom and traditional double-hung windows elsewhere. Having a single place to write down all these measurements will keep things in order. 

Know Your Wall Thickness

Do not assume that all homes are built exactly the same since the thickness of the walls can be different. It is common for home construction to be done with either 2x4 or 2x6 boards for framing material. When you then factor in the plywood and drywall used to surround the framing material, you'll get the overall wall thickness.

The best way that you can get this measurement is by using a tape measure to calculate the depth from edge to edge of the window frame. It's a good idea to take this measurement on several windows to make sure that they are all the same. It is possible that you have rooms in your home that are a bit different, such as an addition that was built afterward that has a different wall thickness than the rest of the home.

Know Each Window's Width and Height

There are some tricks to measure the width and height of all your windows. The best thing to do is to take multiple measurements across each direction. Measure along the right, center, and left side of the window frame, going from the window sill to the bottom of the head jamb. If you end up getting different measurements, you always want to record the smallest measurement of the three in order to ensure that a new window is going to fit in its space. There are ways to make adjustments to the window frame later to get a tight fit. 

Not sure if you're getting the right measurements for your windows? Have a contractor come in to take measurements and give you an estimate for how much new windows will cost. For more information about replacement windows for your house, contact a local installation service.


6 October 2020