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Customize Your Pennsylvania Home with Affordable Home Improvement Projects

posted by Jennifer Erisman on November 21, 2022 in Harrisburg

Stone home with new black windows

Home improvement projects are a great way to add value to your home and bring comfort and curb appeal. Replacement windows are a wonderful choice for a home improvement project because of all of the benefits.

Replacement Windows

Vinyl windows are a great affordable option, especially if you are replacing all of your windows at once. Pella vinyl windows are high quality, low maintenance, and exceptionally energy efficient. Our 250 Series window frames are made from multichambered frames and reinforced sashes to make them stronger than ordinary vinyl and help to resist warping and twisting. In addition, these affordable windows have an exclusive weather-repel system to protect your home from water. You can also add optional triple-pane glass to improve energy efficiency and sound control.

Wood windows are an excellent choice for customizing your home. Wood windows offer a lot of versatility regarding their appearance, so you can match your home’s existing aesthetic. We have several wood product lines, including traditional and contemporary styles.

We installed a variety of replacement windows through this Carlisle, PA, home. The awning, picture, and double-hung windows featured putty grilles, a black exterior, matte black hardware, and a pine interior. The windows let in plenty of natural light and provide ventilation. The fixed windows were also designed in several different shapes to add uniqueness to the home. The unfinished wood with a clear coat top truly shows the beauty of wood windows.

Repainting the Walls

The color of your interior walls can change the whole aesthetic of your home. Neutral colors, like white, grays, and light shades of blue can add a contemporary feel to your home and let your décor be the spotlight. Another great way to add style and customize your home is with an accent wall. Accent walls are created with a bold color or finish applied to a single wall within a room. For example, you can choose a dark burgundy color or a sage green color. You could also go brighter with a yellow or a pastel color. Another addition you can make to a wall is texture. For example, you can add wood panels to create a vertical, horizontal, or angular design.

Kitchen with windows on one side

Upgrading for Energy Efficiency

Having a comfortable, energy-efficient home is important. Energy efficiency has many benefits, including saving you money on utility bills and creating a comfortable environment in your home year-round. There are many ways to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your utility costs including switching to smart outlets and other energy-saving technologies. You will also want to check to ensure that your appliances and heating and cooling system are working properly and not taking up too much power. Replacement windows are another great way to increase your home’s energy efficiency. Our windows work hard to slow heat transfer and keep your home comfortable year-round.

Energy-efficient windows are a vital part of your home, and this Reinholds, PA, homeowner agreed! They installed our Lifestyle Series wood windows with triple-pane glass to provide the home with excellent energy efficiency.

Updating the Exterior of Your Home to be Durable and Long Lasting

Updating the exterior of your home is a great way to add curb appeal. For example, you can update your siding to the color you would like and ensure it is visually appealing and not missing any pieces. Landscaping is another excellent way to add customization to your home’s exterior and add curb appeal. Adding greenery and pops of color with flowers can make the exterior of your home feel more inviting and represent your style. Other ways to update your home include checking and repairing important areas like your roof, pipes, and patio.

Contemporary kitchen with black windows and dark blue cabinets

Add a Contemporary Aesthetic

Creating a contemporary aesthetic throughout your home can be an affordable way to customize your home’s interior, especially if done in stages. You can start by choosing a color scheme. For example, many homeowners choose neutrals with colorful accents throughout the home. Another element of contemporary homes is the open floor plan. If you want to take on a larger project, you can open up your downstairs living area by removing any walls that separate your kitchen, living, and dining room. Consult with a reputable contractor for feasibility. Light fixtures are a relatively easy swap to add a modern feel to your home. You can switch your old traditional lights for black, modern light fixtures to fit the aesthetic.

This Green Castle, PA, home features new wood windows and doors with a black exterior and white interior. The white interior makes the house seem brighter and larger inside, while the black exterior gives the home a modern look and contrasts nicely against the exterior color palette. In addition, the double-hung windows and sliding patio doors provide the home with functionality. This is also true with the between-the-glass grilles and integrated Rolscreen.

Completing affordable home improvement projects is a great way to customize your home and create many benefits, from style to durability. So get started on your replacement windows with Pella and schedule a free in-home consultation today.