Monthly Archives: February 2018

It’s That Time…

There’s a time for everything in life…and in the life of your home. Eventually, you will need to replace just about everything. It may not always be fun, but it’s a fact of homeownership that you have to endure as an owner. A house is an investment and you want nothing but the best for your home. When your windows start to show wear and make your home uncomfortable (and your energy bills higher) it’s time for replacement windows. How do you know that the time has come? Here are a few ways to test your Venice, CA home.

You’re Uncomfortable

One thing many homeowners will notice is that they’re simply not comfortable in their house any more. Your home is your oasis and you should always be comfortable in it, right? You deserve that! When you feel drafts and one room is colder than another, there’s not a level of comfort any longer. It’s probably time to look into replacement windows to remedy these situations.

Your Bills are Out of this World

You know energy bills are on the rise so it makes sense that your bills are going up. But does that mean you have to take out a second mortgage to pay for them? It shouldn’t be that way! Replacement windows are going to help you control those bills long term. Replacement windows will cut down your energy use because they’ll keep your temperature controlled air in and the outdoor air out. Your bills will go down—and stay down!

Your Aesthetics are Lacking

Homes get old and there’s nothing you can do about it. Certain parts are going to start looking worn and you need to update them after a certain number of years. If your windows are 20 years old or older, you may need replacement windows to make them look nice again. The windows will refresh the look of your home both inside and out. It’s just about the only home improvement project you can do that will make a huge impact on your house on both sides of the wall.

There are plenty of other ways you can tell that you need replacement windows in Venice, CA, but the easiest thing you can do is to call in professional help. You have to admit, replacing windows isn’t something you do on a regular basis. And thank goodness for that, right? So when you do have to do it…or you think you might need to do it, contact Concept Windows & Doors for advice. Give us a call at 818-786-9100 for a free consultation. We’re happy to come to your home and take a look at your current windows and your home’s situation. We’ll let you know if replacement windows are the best option for you or if there are some repairs and enhancements you can do instead to get you by longer. You can also stop by and talk to us in our showroom at 6035 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91411.

Do You Like Maintenance?

When was the last time you chose something because it was hard to maintain? Did you get a beat up old car just so you would have lots of things to fix and be able to put lots of money into it? Did you get your last haircut hoping it would take lots of trips to the beauty shop for updates and fixes? Of course not! And nothing you put on your Venice, CA home is something you want to be high maintenance either. When you are looking for new windows, maintenance is a big deal. If you make the wrong choice, you’re in for a world of hurt when it comes to maintenance. Here are a few reasons why choosing vinyl windows in Venice, CA will cut back on your maintenance for new windows.

Reason 1: Low Maintenance Needs

Vinyl windows are somatically low in maintenance because of the material they are made of. PVC material (which is also used in plumbing pipes, among other areas) doesn’t take much upkeep to do its job well. Don’t worry about painting or chipping because all it really needs is a wipe down with soap and water from time to time and that’s it. It looks good and doesn’t need anything more to continue to be insulating and energy efficient.

Reason 2: No Maintenance Costs

How much does paint cost in comparison to soap and water? Plenty! When you get wood windows, you have to pay for paint and the materials you need to paint the windows. If you don’t want to do it yourself, you have to pay to have someone to do it. Those services cost money! With vinyl windows, you don’t need any of that. There are no maintenance costs because there are no maintenance needs! You save money on vinyl windows up front because the material is less expensive. And you save on maintenance over the years because there isn’t any to pay for.

Reason 3: Longevity

Over time, any windows are going to deteriorate a little here and there. But vinyl windows are so strong, durable, and long lasting, they will show that wear more slowly. They will last longer and that will end up costing you less as well. You won’t have to replace them nearly as soon, and they’ll look great for the long haul.

If you’re looking to add less to your to-do list, it’s a good idea to look into vinyl windows when your Venice, CA home needs new windows. And when you need new windows, it’s a good idea to contact the professionals at Concept Windows & Doors. Give us a call for a free consultation at 818-786-9100. We can answer your questions about vinyl windows and ensure that you are able to make an informed decision about the important investment on your home. You can also stop by and see our showroom at  6035 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91411 where we’re glad to go over important ratings and details when you are ready.

Best Paint Colors of the Year

When you rang in the New Year, you knew that a lot of new things were just around the corner. If you have resolved to create a new look in your home this year, there’s never a better time to start. A fresh coat of paint is all some homes need, and here are some of the best colors you’ll see in 2018.

Positively Pink

Pink is usually reserved for kid’s rooms in Venice, CA, but a muted shade can also enhance a laundry room, office, or entryway. It looks great against windows that have a white trim on them.

Casual Blue

Any room can feel like a summer sky with no clouds in sight with this color on the walls. The inviting, soft, calming color is a great way to start the day. You can pair this with white windows as well, but it also looks great with a Cherry colored stain.

Oceanside Tones

When you have a blue-green tone, you get a boost of creativity in the office. You can also put it in the bedroom to promote mindfulness. These jewel tones look great against white as well as wood tones on the windows.

Grey Options

Grey is the new white in many homes and when you want to take a break, relax, and breathe deep; this is a great color to do with. You can use it on any interior space or even on the outside of your home. It also works well as an accent color if you would prefer your windows be grey instead of the entire wall…

Lilac

Purple is huge on the runway this year and it is coming into homes as well. Lilac is a versatile color that brings comfort and welcoming ambiance into any space. Pair it with white trim on the windows and it really stands out.

Wisteria Yellow

Use yellow to put new life into a kitchen or bathroom. The cheery color feels like sunshine and looks great against wood tones as well as white windows.

Black

If you really want to make a contrasting statement, use black (at least as an accent) in larger rooms. It can be overwhelming to paint a whole room black, but you can use it in your home, on trim, or on windows as a bold design element.

Earthy Brown

Everyone likes the natural look and feel, and this neutral color gives any room a balanced feeling. You can pair it with a darker or lighter brown tone on the windows as well as white.

These are just a few color suggestions for 2018, but the professionals at Concept Windows & Doors have plenty of others you can try. Give us a call at 818-786-9100 and we’ll help you figure out what type of windows in Venice, CA are the best options for your home. Visit us at 6035 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91411 and we’ll go over the choices for you. Together, we can pick the paint and window colors for your home.

Refresh Your Home in 2018

Whether you were ready for it or not, 2018 is here and there are some bold new things you can do for your home to make it look fresh, new, and stylish this year. Whether you keep up with the trends in Woodland Hills, CA or not, you can’t go wrong with these signature ideas to refresh your home this year.

Idea 1: Colorful Trim

White on white has been very popular over the years and it’s still a good way to go. But if you’re tired of having all one color in your home, take the easy route and paint the trim in your house a different color. It takes less time and less paint than covering the walls. You can make a real statement with a bold color.

Idea 2: Purple Shades

Lavender and lilac colors are huge on the fashion runway, but they are also making a splash in homes in California. Watch for purple shades in accent stones, throw rugs, pillows, curtains, and artwork. Start with just a little bit and if you like it, go for something larger.

Idea 3: Custom Backsplashes

One way to refresh your kitchen without tearing out counters or flooring is to get a custom cut mosaic tile back splash. The colors and textures that are available are varied and you can get the backsplash of your dreams that can change the whole look of your kitchen without having to renovate the whole room.

Idea 4: Mix Metals

Many homeowners are enjoying a variety of metals, all in one location. You might use a black wire basket for magazines right next to a brass lamp, for example. The mixture allows for a contrast that is pleasing to the eye.

Idea 5: Natural Elements

Choosing natural materials that stand the test of time can make a space both beautiful and durable. Get stone, wood, or other earthy objects that are decorative.

Idea 6: Use Storage as a Statement

There’s a growing desire for high-end organization within a home. Storage pieces are becoming statements that can end up being a large part of the room. Instead of hanging standard shelves, think about how the shelves can become a decoration themselves.

Idea 7: Replacement Windows

While this is a larger investment than some of the other ideas, it can make the biggest impact on refreshing a house, both inside and out. The professionals at Concept Windows & Doors can take a look at your windows and let you know whether or not it’s time for replacement windows in Woodland Hills, CA. Give us a call at 818-786-9100 for a free consultation. We’ll help your home look fresher and newer than it ever has before…except perhaps when it was first built. We’d love to have you visit our showroom at 6035 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91411 to take a look around and get ideas of how the fresh window styles will take the appearance and function of your home to a whole new level.