Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever. Appearance, things and buildings wear out with time.That’s why everything needs to be improved and upgraded from time to time.Read more
It can be something that has a better design or something with the better functionality. For example, not so long ago plastic windows were introduced to the market.
It was a real boom in window’s history. They totally changed our classic image about how a window should look like.
I’m not sure if it’s studying architecture, going to school in colonial Williamsburg or living in a San Francisco Edwardian, but I’ve always loved old windows.
True divided light, so many panes it’s impossible to clean, always have a draft windows. In the really old ones you can see the ripples where the glass (which is actually a really, really thick liquid) has started to flow towards the bottom of the window frame.
The way light flows through them, the imperfections – it makes both looking in and looking out a romantic, old fashioned affair.
Thankfully in our moderate northern California weather I can indulge myself by not replacing ours with something more energy efficient (heck, it’s always 68 degrees outside – isn’t that what I’m supposed to be setting my thermostat at anyways?).
However, for those that can’t enjoy an old window in situ, another option is to bring it indoors in another form.
In this week’s episode of Home Made Simple on OWN I use a beautiful old window to create a shadow-box coffee table. It’s a really simple project – build a box the same size of the window, attach the window with hinges, and add some store bought coffee table legs.
I didn’t even paint the window, wanting the beautiful aged paint to show. It becomes the showpiece of a room and, in this instance, a perfect place for the family to showcase their scrapbooks.
The best part, if you’ve got an old window and some scrap wood laying around, all this cost’s is $20 for some legs!
Plastic window is cheap, hard or practically impossible to break. They are are energy efficient, easy to clean and use and can come in different color.
Due to these advantages lots of people rushed to install PVC windows instead of old wooden one. In that case what is the destiny of old wooden ones? Usually they do straight to the trash or fire.
It happened because very few people knew how to recycle them with use. Just think of the places in your house where old windows will obtain a new life and I am sure you will be able to find quite a few.
There are photo frames with family pictures in every home. Some people have a few of the most important ones and some want to put out as much as they can! Buying a frame for each picture is uncomfortable and soon you will run out of the free space for them.
Instead use an old wooden window, it can hold several pictures and can be comfortable hanged on the wall. The same idea you can use for hanging decorations.
If you constantly forget about something or need to leave someone a message, transform an old window into a fancy chalkboard. This way you will always remember all the important things.
What is homeowners insurance?
What does homeowners insurance cover?
Now that you know the basic homeowners insurance definition, it’s important to understand what a standard policy actually covers. Homeowners insurance will help to cover damage caused by perils including:
While other hazards, such as floods and earthquakes are not typically covered by standard policies, there are additional coverage options available.
What types of coverage do common policies provide?
A standard homeowners policy typically provides the following types of coverages:
Dwelling coverage helps protect the structure, built-in appliances and wall-to-wall carpet of your house from damage. In the terms of your home insurance policy, your “dwelling” means the entire structure of your home and any connected structures such as an attached garage or cellar. In the event your home is damaged by a covered loss, this will help to cover repairs or any rebuilding that needs to take place as a result.
Other structures coverage
Other structures coverage applies to structures on your property that are not attached to your dwelling. If an unattached structure such as a shed, garage or guest house is damaged, other structures insurance may help cover the associated costs.
Personal property coverage
Personal property coverage protects your personal belongings in your home, such as furniture or electronics, if they are damaged or destroyed by a covered loss.
Liability coverage may cover damage costs associated with bodily injuries sustained by guests on your property and other covered expenses that arise as a result of negligence. This could include the individual’s medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering and more. It could also cover your legal defense costs in the event of a dispute.
Loss of use coverage
In the event you need to temporarily move out of your home due to a covered loss, loss of use insurance will cover additional housing and living expenses that you incur. For example, if you have to move out of your home while it is being repaired or rebuilt after a covered accident, loss of use insurance would cover the cost of a hotel or temporary apartment.
Check out the full list of homeowners insurance coverage options available from Nationwide.
Is homeowners insurance required?
Yes and no. Homeowners insurance is not required by state law, like auto insurance. However, your lender may require that you obtain a policy and a certain level of home insurance coverage. Having home insurance is an important way of protecting your home and belongings from the unknown – and potentially avoid paying out of pocket for costly damages.
Homeowners insurance helps you protect the things that matter most. To gain peace of mind with the right home insurance policy, start your homeowners insurance quote today with Nationwide.
311. Turn Your Old Windows Into Lovely Keepsakes!
You can use your old house windows in countless different ways – and this is only one of them! Read moreIf you want to clean up your garage or to free up some space to store other goods, then do not throw your window frames away: instead, you can turn them into outstanding photo displays. Project Details: cottageinstincts