Recently, a young couple came to the showroom with what they thought would be a decorating dilemma. They wanted to replace the old windows in their home with energy–efficient ones. Problem was their home’s crisp white frame exterior was in sharp contrast to the cozy colonial warmth they were trying to create inside. They needed windows that would do “double duty” so to speak—exude warmth and old world charm on the inside while really enhancing the simplicity of the house’s exterior.
Happily, the couples’ design dilemma was not a challenge at Mr. Rogers Windows. We’ve seen just about every “old window” problem there is in 25+ years of window replacement. And the Renewal by Andersen window we sell makes it easy for homeowners to have one color on the outside and another color or finish on the inside.
You see, I believe windows are the most important furnishings in your home.
Furnishings, you say? Yes! Think about it. In fact, walk through your house right now and just look around. Take note of all the windows in your house. Look at how much of your wall space is actually “window.” And notice the different character windows take on in each room. See what catches your eye first in a room—and it’s not necessarily your new sofa or your great–grandmother Harriet’s dining table! Windows are definitely playing an important role in “furnishing” a room.
Now look at the window coverings and accessories you purchased to beautify your room. Think back to when you picked the colors for your home and found just the right hues for the walls. Remember all the planning and energy you lovingly poured into finding matching carpets and drapes?
Now think about your home’s exterior facade. Think about how you found just the right shade of paint for the outside, or the entry door you had installed and the perfectly complimentary hardware you chose for it.
Well, windows are an integral part of your home’s overall decor too—both inside and out. So it’s important that everything to do with those windows matches or “fits” with your home’s style. You want to be able to choose one finish for the interior and another for the exterior. And you want a wide range of color choices as well the option to choose wood veneers in some of your rooms, if you like.
Today, window manufacturers, installers and design consultants can deliver on all of the above. And thanks to Renewal by Andersen’s gorgeous line of windows and doors—you can select any style, from colonial to sleek modern. Andersen replacement windows are available in 8 colors and 3 interior wood grain finishes. In total, there are 27 different color and finish combinations to choose from.
And our young couple, Jesse and Marta, what did they ultimately choose? They opted for a warm oak interior finish throughout and Andersen’s newest color for the exterior trim—forest green! The white house and green windows is quite charming.