Basic Repairs for Moms

Home Privacy Tips For New Window Installations

If you are getting ready to have new windows installed in your home, it's time to start thinking about some of the beneficial features that you can have added. One of the most important considerations for your home's window glass is privacy. After all, while windows are great for keeping your home bright, they aren't so good for protecting your privacy. Here are a few things to talk with your window installation contractor about when you're choosing your new windows.

Privacy Film

When you have your new windows installed, you should talk with your window installation technician about applying privacy film to the glass. Privacy film can allow the sunlight to shine in your windows while blocking people outside from seeing in your windows. Privacy film can be applied inside or outside the windows, so talk with your installation technician about where the best place is to apply the film for your home's windows.

Privacy Screens

Privacy screens are installed on the outside of your windows. They typically feature slats that can be adjusted to allow for window ventilation while keeping people from being able to see inside the windows. These are especially ideal for bathrooms and bedrooms, where more privacy is preferred. 

You can even have some privacy screens installed with position adjustment controls inside the window, much like the wands that control your window blinds. That way, you can adjust the privacy screen outside the window from inside your home.

Frosted Glass

Frosted, or etched, glass is a great way to have new windows installed without sacrificing privacy. Frosted glass features a frosted, white surface on the glass that allows sunlight through without allowing people to see through the window. That makes frosted glass a great new window option for your home when privacy is a concern. You'll still get the benefit of the light without worrying about people being able to see what's going on in your house or what you have in there for possessions.

Another great feature of frosted glass windows is that you can choose from many different styles, patterns, and designs. You could opt for glass that's simply frosted and textured, or you could choose glass that has a decorative design on it for aesthetic purposes.

Talk with your window installation contractor about what you can do to ensure privacy in your home while you're installing new windows. That way, you get the benefits of the new windows while still protecting your family's privacy and security.

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Basic Repairs for Moms

Hi, my name is Annie Sullivan. I'm a stay-at-home mom with four kids between the ages of 1 and 7. Two of them are twins: they're 3. Let me tell you--you learn a lot as a mom that you would never expect! Not only am I chef, chauffeur, teacher, and caretaker, but I also have become an amateur repair man, plumber, and construction worker. I do more heavy lifting and repair work than I ever imagined. Do you know how many Barbies can fit down a toilet drain? It's quite surprising. Do you know how to get them out? I do. I've learned a lot of this just through trial and error--and the internet. I also had my husband teach me some tricks, since I usually can't wait until he gets home to solve the problem. Hopefully you other moms out there can learn something from this site!