Anyone who lives in New York City knows a home with ample windows is a glorious find. A well-dressed window not only creates visual interest in a room, but also frames the city skyline. If you have been thinking about renting your home or just want to spruce it up a bit, look to your windows. Here are a few ideas on how to freshen up the windows in your home.

Window-Fix, Inc.
335-347 38th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11232
(718) 854-3475

Before you embark on your new decorating project, you should first inspect your windows. A window should not only provide a clear view of the city, but also protect the home from inclimate weather. Replace all windows that have cracks, leaks or any other damage. If you are not sure whether you should replace or repair a window, contact Window-Fix, Inc. Based in Brooklyn, Window-Fix has serviced the New York City area for over 25 years and provides the necessary tools to fix your windows. Contact one of their specialists to see which of their services is most suitable for your home.

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Simon’s Window Cleaning
250 West 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
(917) 251-4450

Hours: Mon to Fri – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sometimes an old window just needs a good cleaning. If you notice the outside of your windows are a bit dirty, hire a cleaning company to give it a good wash. Simon’s Window Cleaning is a family owned business and full-service window company that can revive your windows. Utilize their services for an initial cleaning or schedule them for regular maintenance to prevent build-up. Newly clean windows will enhance the look of your space while providing a clearer view of the Big Apple.

Zarin Fabrics
318 Grand St.
New York, NY 10002
(212) 925-6112

Hours: Mon to Thurs – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fri – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat – Closed; Sun – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

One of the easiest ways to add style in your home is with new window treatments. Drapes and shades are two popular options that introduce both color and patterns into your interior. Zarin Fabrics is the largest supplier of discounted designer fabrics in the New York City area. The warehouse offers customers an unlimited source of textiles including ready-made drapes to perfect the home. As a one stop showroom, Zarin Fabrics also provides accessories like drapery hardware to put the finishing touches on your window. With exclusive prints and customization options, you will have everything you need to make your windows sparkle.

Related: How to Effectively Use Window Treatments

Garber Hardware
710 Greenwich St.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 242-9807

Hours: Mon to Thurs – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri to Sat – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you find yourself on a limited budget, try a do it yourself project. Paint the wood molding around your windows for a more up-to-date appearance. If your windows are currently bare, create a custom molding around each side for sophistication. Many of these DIY projects are easy and affordable for practically any budget. Head over to Garber Hardware for all of your painting and supply needs. In business for over a century, Garber Hardware prides itself on serving its local community with an array of products necessary to make improvements around the home.

New York Window Design (Formerly A&M Window Fashions)
174 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10010
(646) 246-6604

Hours: Schedule a free in-home consultation

Are you satisfied with your current blinds, but feel the window area looks boring? Create an aesthetic detail in the room by adding a valance over the window. A valance is a decorative heading that frames the top of a window and conceals the header of blinds and drapes. New York Window Design provides an in-home service to personalize your shopping experience. Choose from a wide selection of valance designs and fabrics to help amplify your window’s style.

Tanvier Lee is a freelance contributor and lifestyle decorating expert. Her work can be found here.

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