As the seasons change her on Long Island, sometimes we feel like we need a change too. A new haircut (or a new hair color), homemade pancakes for breakfast instead of cereal, a new furniture arrangement in the living room. Whatever it is, it’s a change.

At Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, we’ve curated a list of upgrades to give your home a change. These changes will make your home feel like an entirely new place — whether you’re up for big, call-a-contractor changes or just a few cosmetic upgrades that pack a big punch.

1. Give Your Windows Some Love: Better Yet, Install Replacement Windows

Your windows are the eyes of your home. Clean, efficient, beautiful windows give a space a healthy dose of personality. If your windows are old, drafty, or out-of-date, Renewal by Andersen of Long Island can help by installing attractive, efficient windows that could increase the value of your home and decrease the value of your power bill.

Window treatments also set the tone for an entire room’s decor. Ready to streamline? Try swapping out your heavy drapes for light, airy Roman shades or wooden blinds—or soften the look with eye-catching sheers.

Whether you’re thinking about updating your home windows because they are old and damaged, or you’re looking for a way to improve your view, replacement windows and patio doors offer a great solution.

2. Spread Some Color on the Walls

It might seem like the most obvious option, but painting is also one of the most budget-friendly ways to completely change the look of a space. If you’re hesitant to go too bold, try adding an accent wall in a color you love. Or tone things down with a cool neutral that allows you to make your space all about the accent touches. Either way, you’ll feel like you’re living in a fresh, new space.

Keep in mind that Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro’s Fibrex window frames never need painting to stay beautiful so you’ll have less maintenance outdoors as the years go by after you install replacement windows. But, you can update your interiors as often as you want if you opt for solid wood interiors during the design process. That means you can stain or paint interior elements to match or contrast your other woodwork and furnishing any time you need, or want, a change in the future.

3. Look Down & Consider Your Floor

Are you in love with your flooring? If not, maybe it’s time to look into your options, whether that means refinishing your hardwood, ripping up your old carpet, or purchasing new rugs to update the look of your space. Like windows, quality floors can make a big difference in your home’s efficiency and sound control, especially if you have a basement. Falling in love with your floors all over again might just make you love your space more than you thought possible.

4. Add Crown Molding for an Elegant Touch

Adding crown molding to a room is easier and less expensive than you might think—and it results in an undeniable style upgrade to traditional and transitional-styled spaces. Not up to doing it yourself? Hiring a contractor to add crown molding doesn’t usually cost a fortune, either. You’ll love the newly finished look of your space. Consider painting the ceiling while you’re at it; a splash of color can transform the look of a room.

5. Replace Your French or Patio Doors

New doors feel like a breath of fresh air for your space, and they can make a big impact on your heating and air conditioning bills as well. Updating sliding patio doors or French doors with more efficient, attractive options paves the way to making a room feel more open and bright. New patio doors also reduce drafts and make you want to spend more time enjoying your bridge to the outdoors. Fortunately, replacement windows are custom built to precisely fit into the opening left when your existing fixtures are removed immediately before installing your new ones. That means even if you have a sliding door now, you can dramatically change your backyard entrance with a stunning French-style hinged door. Or you may want to replace the plain-Jane slider with a modern, space-saving French-style glider that won’t interfere with furniture placement or traffic patterns, but will totally change the overall appearance of your entrance.

Renewal by Andersen Patio Doors & Replacement Windows Help You Change Things Up

Good luck on your upgrades. It isn’t as challenging as some homeowners think it is to give your indoor spaces a fresh look and feel. Modern replacement windows and patio doors improve the view from both sides of the glass, too. We’d love to talk to you about your options. If you have questions about updating your home windows or patio doors, feel free to give Renewal by Andersen of Long Island a call at 1-877-313-9052 or simply fill in the short form on this page to request more information.


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