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Creative Upcycling Ideas to Consider for Your Old Windows

It’s certainly exciting to have your existing windows replaced with custom-made replacement units. During the installation process, the pros will begin by removing the old fixtures from the openings before the new windows are installed. Once this is done, the old windows will be disposed of.

However, you might want to reconsider having them transported to your local landfill. If you’re replacing old wooden windows, know that there are a few ways you can repurpose them into something charming and useful. Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey-New York Metro, your local source of windows, shares some window upcycling ideas to consider.

Vertical Garden

This can be a great feature to add on your screened-in porch. The space between the muntins of an old wooden window can be used as planting areas for succulents. For this project, you’ll want to gather a gardening kit from your local gardening shop to help you get started. Fill it with lush greenery and you instantly give your porch a lively boost.

Rustic Mirrors

Wood windows evoke a rustic, homey feel, and when you turn these old fixtures into mirrors, you can still maintain that aesthetic with the rest of your interior. Picture windows would be well-suited for this idea—you can simply remove the glazing and replace it with a silver mirror. Apply a wood grain finish to enhance the mirror frame’s appearance.

Refaced Cabinets

If you want to achieve an interior that exudes an eco-friendly feel, recycling your old wooden casement windows into a cabinet face is a good place to start. Make sure to match them well with the existing decorative elements of your kitchen or bathroom.

For high-quality replacement windows, turn to Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey-New York Metro. We offer a wide range of window styles, from casement windows to sliding windows. Call us today at (201) 228-9818 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve residents of Staten Island and the surrounding areas within NJ.


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