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The Perfect Basement Apartment

When we got married, my husband and I moved into a lovely brick home. Because we were young and in debt, we would have benefited from being able to rent out a portion of our home to tenants. Unfortunately, our home didn’t include a basement apartment. If your basement is currently not being used, consider transforming it into a basement apartment. Before renting it out to tenants, you will need to make sure it meets certain specifications. For example, most local governments require basement apartments to contain a certain amount of windows. Usually, you will also have to ensure that your windows meet size requirements. On this blog, you will discover how to create the perfect basement apartment with the right windows.


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If you are building a home or are in the process of changing out all the windows in your home, you need to decide not just where you want to put windows in your home, but what types of windows you want to put in each location. Sliding glass windows are a style of window that allows you to slide open one side of the window in order to get air flowing in your home. Here are four great places to put sliding glass windows in your home.

#1 Hard-to-Reach Spaces

Sliding glass windows are one of the easiest window types to open, so they work really well in hard-to-reach spaces where a more difficult-to-open window may rarely be used. With sliding glass windows, as long the window is unlatched, you should be able to grab onto the window frame anywhere and slide the window open.

Some examples of hard-to-reach places include anything up high, such as a window located above your shower or above your laundry machines, or any other window placed somewhere high in your home.

#2 Places with Horizontal Orientation

Sliding windows open horizontally, and work well in rooms that have a horizontal orientation. In many rooms, a vertical window just doesn't work or look right in the space. For example, over your kitchen sink, you may want a horizontally-orientated window. Or perhaps in the laundry room, a horizontal window may look and flow better with the equipment in your laundry room.

#3 Rooms Where You Need Ventilation

After that, rooms where you need ventilation are the next best place to put sliding glass windows. Sliding glass windows are really easy to open, and since you are able to open up half of the window, you get a lot of air flowing into your home.

Sliding windows are great in bedrooms, kitchens, and laundry room. These windows can really get the air flowing in your home and can provide you with the ventilation that you need. With a sliding glass window, you are able to open up half of the window, which can provide you with great ventilation. Sliding glass windows are usually equipped with screens as well, allowing for ventilation without the addition of insects into your home.

Horizontal sliding glass windows can be a great option for your home. Use them in places that are hard to reach and use them in rooms where you want to keep the ventilation going. Horizontal sliding glass windows also work well in rooms where a horizontally-orientated window would make more visual sense. As you choose windows for rooms in your home, make sure that you think about not only how the windows will look, but how they will function as well.

For more information on replacing your windows, contact a company like Windows Plus.