Window Ideas & Inspiration
Explore inspiring window ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.
Tom Silva shows the TOH apprentices how to properly install new double-hung windows at the Newton Project House, with Marvin’s Tilt Pac Sash Replacement System
Because windows and doors are constantly exposed to various weather conditions and moisture, wood rot can be an issue for homeowners everywhere. Here’s how an innovative treatment process produces virtually worry-free windows and doors.
Here’s how we flooded our coastal Idea House with an abundance of natural light and fresh air.
Peel and stick this handy material on for utility and decor
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates how safety glass breaks differently than traditional plate glass.
New or replacements? Double-pane or casements? Here are a few styles and materials to consider to help you choose the right windows for your home.
Heat that goes out the window accounts for up to a quarter of heating bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. No need to cloak panes in winter woolens (though that might work). Learn how to cover drafty windows with stylish layers instead.
Use oversized windows and doors, like these from Marvin Windows, to create open spaces for entertaining and gathering, both inside and outside the home
Properly installed vinyl windows can deliver major energy savings—and a look that's convincingly like wood. Here, five things to hunt for in a quality unit
Interior window molding does double duty, covering gaps while defining a style. Use this guide to understand what each part does and how all the pieces fit together
Windows are among a home's most distinguishing details. Let the architecture of your place help determine a complementary style
You probably haven't thought of this line of defense against the chills
With this weekend project, your home will have all the privacy it needs—plus an extra dose of curb appeal
The most interesting windows in American architecture showed up in the decades after the Civil War, when architecture veered away from the Classical and toward ornate details and a nostalgia for medieval- and gothic-influenced early-American house styles.
How well do you know your window vocabulary? Here's a quick visual glossary of a few of the more familiar, and confounding, terms that pepper the pros' conversations when they're chatting about fenestration.
Like a corsage on a plain suit, a window box can add spark to a house's exterior—if it's hung and filled appropriately.
TOH general contractor Tom Silva shows you how to hang a flower box, and TOH landscape contractor Roger Cook tells you how to fill it and maintain it
Replacement windows are a good idea — as long as the new windows are well made and the old ones really need replacing
The right blinds, shades or shutters will provide privacy, control light and spiff up a room.