5 Tips to Create Your Home Office Plan

5 Tips to Create Your Home Office Plan

Thinking about converting a portion of your Long Island home to a business office? Almost everybody has an area in their home that they use to pay bills and do other paperwork, even if it’s the kitchen table, but these days, it’s becoming more common for Long Islanders to dedicate an entire room for use as a home office.

Plenty of businesses are run out of a home, or what was originally designed as a single-family or multi-family house, these days. Doctor’s offices, accountants and other professional services are often run out of a “home office”. But before you repurpose a room, an addition, or an attached garage for customer traffic, make sure your neighborhood is zoned for commercial activities. Once you have the necessary permits, you’ll want to draft a remodeling plan that covers everything from adding dedicated utility connections so you can separate personal use from business use to installing replacement windows to modernize the space and improve energy efficiency.

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High-Performance Window Glass Solutions for Your Home

High-Performance Window Glass Solutions for Your Home

Renewal by Andersen of Long Island (and our parent company the Andersen Corporation) has a long-standing tradition of bringing home improvement products to the market that enhance our customers’ lives. We work hard to make sure our replacement windows and patio door projects not only don’t harm the planet, but that they actually make our environment healthier. This commitment to protect natural resources through rigorous environmental standards is part of why Andersen Corp received the 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award.

But, installing Energy Star certified replacement windows does more than just help you save money on your heating and cooling bills – although that is something every Long Island homeowner can definitely appreciate. The glass option you choose when designing windows for your home may help you limit noise transfer, block harmful UV rays from prematurely aging your furnishing and reduce annoying glare in your home.

Here are some quick facts about high-performance, low-E4 glass options for replacement windows and patio doors to help you make wiser design decisions.

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for the Holiday Season

5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for the Holiday Season

Are you looking forward to family gatherings and holiday parties in your Long Island home this year? If you’re planning major renovations, now is the time to prepare your home for the 2019 holiday season. Not sure where to start? Here are five fall refresher tips from the Renewal by Andersen of Long Island replacement window team just in time for the holiday season and welcoming in 2020 with a fresh start.

Five Fall Refresher Tips for Your Home

#1. Create a Spa-like Tone in Your Guest Bathroom

You really don’t have to spend a lot of money to freshen up your guest bathroom if you’re on a budget. Give the walls a fresh coat of neutral-colored paint, bring in some relaxing scents, add fall and winter accents that include candles, mirrors and bath salts.

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5 Essential Fall Maintenance Projects for Long Island

5 Essential Fall Maintenance Projects for Long Island

Fall on Long Island is the perfect time to tackle a few home improvement projects before cold weather arrives. Whether you plan to install replacement windows this season or not, the Renewal by Andersen of Long Island team suggests you make time in your schedule for these do-to items before winter.

5 Home Maintenance Projects Every Long Island Homeowner Should Tackle This Fall

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7 Reasons to Replace Home Windows Sooner Rather Than Later

7 Reasons to Replace Home Windows Sooner Rather Than Later

Are you still on the fence trying to decide if now is the right time to replace the windows in your Long Island home? If so, here are seven reasons the Renewal by Andersen team believes now is the perfect time to schedule your home improvement project.

#1. Enhance Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Windows that leak air and moisture put extra strain on your heating and air conditioning systems, driving monthly bills higher. Improving energy efficiency starts with windows and doors that seal out the wind and moisture. The sooner you replace aging windows, the faster you will start seeing lower heating and air conditioning bills hit the mailbox (or your email inbox) every month.

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