Thoughtfully selected vinyl windows can do a lot to complement and complete your home, just as well-chosen accessories can go a long way in completing your new windows. There is a wide variety of vinyl window accessories available, from decorative to functional and everything between. But with so many options, how can you be sure where to begin? New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc. provides a few ideas.
Common Decorative Options
When someone mentions window accessories, it’s easy to think of window covers – and for good reason. Curtains, shades, and blinds can be a striking addition to any room, offering a pop of color, pattern, and texture that can visually raise your ceiling or widen your windows. Functional shades and blinds can also minimize light when you’re sleeping and make a space more private.
In addition, shutters are always a nice style choice, especially for traditional-style homes. Depending on the color and style, shutters can add contrast to your home’s exterior and accentuate your windows. Nonfunctioning shutters are also available for pure aesthetics and hang open against the sides of your house. Functional ones are slightly more expensive, but they can be closed to block out the sun or protect your windows from severe storms.
Hardware for Opening and Closing
To open and close your windows, you’ll need a suitable handle or latch. These can come in a variety of styles and finishes, from metallic to bright white, to match your window trim or complement the room’s design. Remember to order handles at the same time that you purchase your window to ensure that they’re the right model and will attach properly.
You may also want to consider an opening control device, which mounts along the rails of your window and can hold a window open in a set position. These devices can prop windows open to allow fresh airflow or to keep windows from flying open in the wind. They’re also excellent for homes with small children and pets, as they can help to keep them safely inside the house.
If security is a concern, consider investing in a lock so that your windows can’t be forced open without a key. Like handles and latches, window locks can come in the style and finish of your choosing. If you do keep your windows locked, make sure everyone in your home knows where the keys are kept. They may need to open the windows or escape through them in case of an emergency.
A grille is also a great choice for the outside of your window. Wrought-iron grilles attach to your window frame or exterior walls and help prevent break-ins. They don’t have to look like prison bars, either. While bars are an option, grilles can feature designs in various styles, from simple to ornate and geometric to floral, adding personality and appeal to any home.
Transform Your Windows Today
All of these accessories are great options to improve or complete your new or replacement vinyl windows. If you buy replacement windows online with New Jersey Siding & Windows, Inc., our team of experts will take care of the installation for you. We serve homeowners all throughout Northern and Central NJ and are standing by to assist you with your project. To find out more, contact us by calling 973-895-1113.