Real Estate Agent in East York - Better Homes And Gardens Real Estate


28 September 2017
Kevin Hartley

Without spending a small fortune, you can rather easily improve the look and style of a room. Of course, painting and lately wallpaper are affordable ways to bring life, light and unique detail to a tired and dated room. But look no further than your windows if you’re intent on taking it to the next level.

Sprucing up your windows provides nearly unlimited options, and with a little creativity, you can use many relatively inexpensive products to do so. Creative inspiration from Pinterest or Houzz won't cost a thing, so check out those design sites for cost-effective ideas and get your creative juices flowing. 

The great news is that many potential window treatments are already waiting in your garage or attic.

Everything Old Is New Again

Let's justify that garage sale habit you have, shall we? You may find a piece of outdoor decor that will fit nicely into your home. Use reclaimed wood or cedar shakes for a rustic wood awning effect.

Hand-carved features are going to cost quite a bit, but old doors and shutters can provide the same look without the need to have them custom built. Watch for wooden carvings or stained glass reclaimed from demolition. 

Paint Projects For Fresh And Original Windows

Customise an original, one-of-a-kind look with a painting project. You can get fabric-specific paints, as well as functional white or cream linens in discount bins. There are also online services that can print a design or picture directly onto your fabric for a unique and professional creation.

Create a tie-in with a colour scheme or accent colour, by painting the trim and wood slats of the window. This can be an excellent and cost-effective way to bring attention to your design features but also help to anchor a colour in a room.

Cornice Boards For A Tailored Touch 

Bring architectural elements into a room that otherwise appears boxy or flat with a cornice board.  The window will also benefit from the illusion of height and weight that a cornice board creates.

This solution can be easily tailored to suit the colour scheme, design and character of the room: layers of fabric, flat or flouncy, contrasting textures, trim, painted fabric with stencils, lines, dots or chevrons. Follow your imagination.

With the endless and unique design possibilities that cornice boards allow you to create, you’ll have a truly custom look for your windows. As your life or trends change, they are easily adapted to match the new colour palettes and moods.

Smart and stylish window treatments are a great way to stage and beautify a home for sale.

Thanks for reading. Questions or ideas for a future blog? Feel free to contact me here.

TorontoMLS, realtor_toronto, real_estate_agent_toronto, Top_real_estate_agents_in_Toronto, best_real_estate_agent_toronto, top_10_real_estate_agents_toronto, ipro-Realty, Houses_for_sale_east_york, east_york_homes _for sale, east_york_real_estate, houses_for_sale_in_east_york_Toronto, TorontoMLS, Toronto_real_estate, Toronto_housing_market, Toronto_real_estate_market, realtor_toronto

Kevin Hartley, Broker is a Toronto based real estate Broker with Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate | Signature Service, Brokerage. @Home is his lifestyle blog, an expression of his passion for home keeping though MAKING (Recipes), DOING (DIY), BEING (Health/Wellness) and DWELLING (Home Ownership, Sales & Maintenance).  Content not intended to solicit clients under contract.

Partner with @home for client, blog, social media, advertising, sponsorship or contest opportunities. Learn more here!