Is gardening your life? Even if it isn’t, many of us spend hours in our yard tending to our flowers, ornamentals, and bushes. Why do we do it? The answer is obvious; plants are beautiful. But with gardening season almost over, if you don’t have a greenhouse, you’re going to be spending your time focusing on the plants inside your home. And we can help you get the most out of that time.

How can a window installer help you enjoy your plants all through the winter? Easy. With the installation of beautiful garden windows, you’ll have more room and more sun to do your gardening inside.

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Garden windows are perfect for adding more space and light to the interior of your home. With a single garden window in the kitchen you’ll be amazed at how much it will open things up. But more than just adding space, you’ll be adding the perfect place to grow potted plants, flowers, herbs, hanging plants, and even vegetables.

Larger Scale

If you want even more space for your indoor garden, you can add more windows. The Angie’s List Super Service Award winning team here at Window Nation will help you design the perfect upgrade for your home.

If you have a green thumb, why let it go to waste? Do some gardening all winter long, and prep some of your outdoor plants before next year’s spring has sprung. There are countless options available for indoor gardens. Many are straight-forward. All you need is an indoor pot, some soil, and a plant. But some are quite exotic, like mixing ceramic, stone, and glass to create tiny, artistic ecosystems. Play with vines. Explore some hanging plant ideas or try something with hydroponics. Your imagination is the only limitation. There are literally millions of inventive indoor gardening ideas out there; and with your new garden windows from Window Nation, you can explore them all.

Add light and life to your home, and give yourself a creative playground to do some winter gardening. With new garden windows from Window Nation, you’ll also be adding quality craftsmanship, energy efficiency, and durability to your home. Our windows are made from strong, long lasting materials that are designed to seal the winter chill out and prevent moisture from getting in.

Get those windows in now so you can enjoy them all winter long. Our agents are standing by to schedule your no-obligation, free, in-home estimate today. Don’t wait to start enjoying all the incredible benefits your new garden windows will bring to your home–and start imagining all of the possibilities. Your adventure awaits!

Of all the ways you can upgrade your home, adding a garden window in your kitchen is one of the best investments you can make. As home improvements go, this is on the low end in terms of cost, but high in terms of benefits. Here are some of the ways a new garden window will brighten up your home…quite literally.

  1. Style. Let’s face it. There are a lot of windows that just get the job done. They slide open and allow the breeze to come in, and they add light to your interior spaces. But a garden window is so much more. Your new garden window is going to add style to the interior and exterior of your home. This window type is absolutely beautiful to look at.
  2. Viewing. If you want to see your yard better, a garden window is a great choice. These windows give you better peripheral viewing so you can enjoy more of the hard work you’ve done to make the outside of your home beautiful. You’ll also have a view of the sky through the top slanting pane of glass on your new garden window. This can really make a kitchen sink area open up.
  3. Decorative. A garden window adds the perfect place to put potted plants. It is like a blank canvas to bring color and life into your kitchen design. And, it will be easy to water those plants because they are right by the sink. Talk about convenience. If plants aren’t your thing, there are a ton of other ways to decorate your new kitchen space. Arrange crystal figurines, glass bobbles, or something else that will twinkle in the sunlight. Or, add any collectible that strikes your fancy. This is a space you can design and redesign any time you like.
  4. Herbs. Some culinary aficionados use their garden window space to grow fresh herbs. If you like creating gourmet masterpieces, you’re sure to enjoy the convenience this window will bring.
  5. Light. We can’t forget this one. Garden windows come with 4 panes of glass that do a beautiful job of letting the light into your kitchen. More light makes all the tasks you’ll be doing in your kitchen easier and more enjoyable.

If you’ve never looked into getting a garden window for your kitchen, now is definitely the time. With the end of spring and the beginning of summer, there is going to be a lot more going on outside your kitchen. Bring that life into your kitchen areas with a new garden window from a trusted dealer like Window Nation. This is an investment that will retain its value and beauty for years to come.

Spring has finally arrived and one of the best parts about it is that we can finally get outdoors and begin to prepare our gardens for planting. Sure it’s a lot of work, but can’t you just about taste those fresh vegetables and herbs right now. I mean seriously, the winter seems to be decades long, and last year’s crop only stretched so far. Besides, have you ever noticed that those herbs from the grocer just do not quite taste as fresh as the ones that come out of your garden? I mean, there’s nothing like snipping a few chives or scallions from the yard, rinsing them off, and then cutting them into your waiting skillet. Or how about picking a nice, juicy tomato to wash and slice into your salad. Ahh, I can hardly wait, can you?

But, wait! This blog is about windows isn’t it? What do spring gardens and fresh herbs and veggies have to do with windows? I’m glad you asked! Did you know that Window Nation has a nice selection of garden windows? It’s true! We offer vinyl and wood choices too. Not only are these windows a classy and stylish addition to any home, but they also offer the perfect opportunity for fresh herbs and veggies like peppers or tomatoes year-round. The windows are designed to keep cold air out and maximize sun to make the perfect mini greenhouse right in your home. They also come equipped with convenient side casement windows that open out to allow fresh air in when temperatures allow. They also come with seals and locking hardware that prevents air and water from entering when the side windows are closed.

Spring is the perfect time to begin preparing your garden, and it is the perfect time to get to that renovation project you have been putting off. If new windows are in your future, consider viewing the garden window choices here at Window Nation. Not sure which selection is right for you? That’s not a problem. Just come in and speak to one of our window specialists. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced and can help you to pick the perfect fit for you and your home.

Add beauty, elegance, and functionality to your Ohio home this spring with a new garden window from Window Nation and bring a little bit of the outdoors indoors. Those fresh herbs and tomatoes will be delicious all year long!

OK. Immediately, you might be thinking that “making the season bright” is a term that we only use for Christmas. But brightness isn’t just what makes the Christmas season bright, it is also what makes Thanksgiving great. We’re not talking about lights strung everywhere or sparkly decorations; we’re talking about how the sunlight comes in through the windows and warms a family gathering. And we have some ideas on how you can make next year’s Thanksgiving even brighter.
 
Around Thanksgiving, you’re going to spend a whole lot more time in your kitchen, right? Well, the first way you can make it brighter, is by adding a garden window in your kitchen. Here are a few Thanksgiving benefits garden windows will provide:
  • More light. That is the obvious first one. When you have a new garden window in your kitchen, you are really going to love how it brightens everything up. This makes every task in the kitchen easier on your eyes because it adds more light to see by.

  • A spot for festive decor. If you like to put out pumpkins, gourds, ceramic turkeys, baskets filled with plastic food items, cups filled with grain, or other Thanksgiving decorations, that garden window is the perfect place.

  • An area to ripen fruit. Your new garden window is the perfect spot to put a bowl of fruit to ripen. That fruit also makes a great decoration, if you don’t keep it there too long.

 What is the second area you’re going to spend a lot of time in? The dining room! This is a great spot to put in a new bay window. Here are a few of the Thanksgiving benefits of a bay window.
  • More light. Just like that garden window, your new bay window will extrude out from the house and offer a way for more light to come in.

  • More warmth. Those bay windows are going to be much larger than your garden window, which means you’re going to get more warmth coming in. Warmth isn’t so hot if you’re sweating in the kitchen, but when you’re relaxing around the dining room table, those big bay windows are going to be a treat.

  • More space. Your new bay windows will come with some room to put dishes of food or give another area where people can sit and chit chat. If you fill your home with people every Thanksgiving, this can be a big help.

When you’re ready to see how a new garden or bay window can make Thanksgiving brighter, give us a call. We have the best windows in the industry, backed by one of the most comprehensive warranties that guarantee the entire window, glass, vinyl, and labor for as long as you live in your home. Keep in mind that we offer free in-home estimates to better help your window buying experience. 
There are a lot of great parks in Philadelphia, but at the end of the day, we still live in a city–which can sometimes feel like a concrete jungle. That is why a lot of Philly residents have had garden windows installed. These are windows that extend outside the walls of a home and offer a place for plants to live and flourish. If you’re considering a garden window for your home, here are some ideas to help you use that new space.
  • Let’s talk plants. Obviously, this is a good place for potted plants to grow, but you need to make sure you get the right plants. Some plants do well with a lot of sunlight and others do not. If you’re new garden window is on a side of your home that gets light all day long, you’re going to need to make sure your plants can handle that. If your garden window will be on a shaded side of your home, you can grow finicky plants that need a delicate balance of light and moisture, but it doesn’t matter what you decide to grow, plants add life to any room, and make the concrete jungle feel a little less–well–concretey.

  • There is something else you can do with all the light that a garden window will bring into your home: you can put glass items in that window space. Things like, glass figurines, twinkling crystals, an assortment of glass bottles, or some other collectible item. These sparkling treasures will add a magical quality when the noon day sun hits your new garden window just right.

  • Where there is sun coming in through glass, there is also heat. Your new garden window will be the perfect place to do something fun, like making a jar of sun tea. All you need to do is sanitize a jar, fill it with fresh water and some tea bags, and place the container in the direct sunlight for 2 – 5 hours. When it is done brewing, stick it in the fridge to chill. You get a tasty beverage and, if you put your tea in a pretty glass container, you also have a beautiful decoration in your window garden that glows a brilliant amber as it sits in the sunlight.

  • The space in your new garden window can also be used for just that–space. You can create a spot for soap, detergent, sponges, or other objects you use in your kitchen, and free up space on your counter tops.

When you’re ready to get a new garden window installed, give us a call. At Window Nation, we have earned a reputation for superior craftsmanship and superior installation that has made us one of the nation’s top remodelers, based on national rankings. Let us help make your new garden window the perfect addition to your Philly home.

If you live in Philadelphia, you have probably noticed that it is hard to plant a garden, especially if you live in a high-rise or a home that almost touches the home next to you. Does this mean you have to live in the concrete jungle without all the healing benefits that come from having plants? Not at all. Here are some ideas to create pockets of life in, and on, your home.

WINDOW

If you’ve never done container gardening before, that’s no problem. Start small. Build a starter garden in your window. Grow some herbs. Grow some flowers. Try a small vegetable in one of your containers. This is a great way to build the necessary skills to go bigger! If your windows are old and tired, then it’s time to replace them with the help of the pro’s here at Window Nation. Just think, a new and beautiful window box on a smooth and sleek new window from Window Nation, PERFECTION!

BALCONY

This is another place you can do a lot with containers. Make sure to choose plants that need the amount of sunlight your balcony gets. Choose strong plants, so you will increase your chances of success. A balcony garden can be your own personal oasis. Fill it with lots of color.

ROOFTOP

Once you feel comfortable growing and maintaining a container garden, it is time to move on up.

What does your rooftop look like? If you’re not using your roof for a garden paradise, you’re missing out. It begins with a wood foundation that gets you slightly above whatever your roof is made of. This decking can also give you an even surface on an angled roof. Be sure to consult a professional contractor for this, so that you are sure to have a safe foundation to build on.

If you’re looking to save a little money and you have flat areas of roof that are sturdy enough to hold some plant containers, you can choose to only build decking where you intend to walk. If you have an angled roof, you can use lesser expensive materials in areas you intend to have your container plants.

You would be amazed at the variety of plants you can grow in containers. Fill your space with plenty of greens and don’t be afraid to add in some fruits and vegetables. Look to YouTube for helpful videos on how to grow incredible plants in your containers.

Add a few benches up there to relax on, a few wind chimes to fill the air with song and some bird feeders to draw in a little wildlife. If you’re feeling brave, you may even put in a tiny bird pool. Decorate it with some colorful rocks around the edges, and you’re in business.

Container gardens can bring life to your Philadelphia home. Start small and work your way up. Before you know it, you’ll be surrounded by the beauty of nature. Dare to be creative. It is worth it.

What kind of a person are you? Do you like a kitchen filled with warm sunshine and a splash of color? Or is the kitchen where you make culinary delights and gourmet bliss? It can be hard to choose which plants to put in your new garden window. Do you plant your favorite herbs where they are in arms reach as you throw together the perfect dish? Or will your garden window have red, purple and yellow flowers that catch the light of the morning sun? Choices, choices. Here are some ideas to spark your imagination.

You don't need a large piece of property and a rototiller to enjoy a pretty garden. You can have one right on your window sill. All you need is sunlight coming in and some moisture. But there are some things to take into consideration when trying to get plants to thrive in your garden.

  1. What time does the sun hit your plants? If your window gets sun in the early morning, your plants will love you for it. But if the sun floods in your window in the middle of the day, the heat will be too much for most plants. So pick a location that works.

  2. When putting plants on your sill, be sure to keep the containers on something. If you put your pots directly on the wood of your sills you could damage them. Put a plate or some other barrier to stop the moisture from seeping into the wood.

  3. Putting plates under your plants can have another benefit. If you put a little water in the plate it won't get up into the soil, but it will add moisture to the air when it evaporates. Plants love moisture, and this little extra mist will make them thrive.

  4. Some plants need a little pruning to grow better. If you're having trouble with a perennial, don't be shy about cutting it back so the nutrients can feed the root system.

  5. Don't be afraid to add some flair. Put down some ornaments, trinkets, collectibles, glass sculptures, shells or whatever catches your eye. Those affectations really make a difference visually.

  6. Consider keeping an interior light on for your plants in the evening. Though a full spectrum light works best, even a regular old incandescent light can give your plants the extra light they need to be vibrant.

Having a window garden can liven up any room. If you don't have any windows that work for a window garden, give the folks at Window Nation a call. Our window experts can get you on track to having a centerpiece for your home. Whether you want herbs, flowers or a mixture of both, a window garden is one of the most inexpensive and beautiful additions you can make to your home. Start planning yours today. Click here to find a Window Nation showroom near you!

If you’ve been looking for a way to lighten up a room in your home, we think garden windows are a good way to go! Many people like to tackle a new home improvement project in the spring, so now would be a good time to start planning your new garden window from the window installation experts at Window Nation.

You’re probably wondering what a garden window is. A quick Pinterest search finds many creative ideas for making window boxes and growing seedlings in your windows to create a kind of ‘greenhouse’ effect. However, these are do-it-yourself projects and never look very professional. True garden windows are installed by window installation experts and will provide a bright and sunny area, perfect for growing plants on your window sill all year long! A garden window resembles a bay window, but with panes of glass all around; these windows really do resemble a mini-greenhouse! They offer plenty of daylight and ventilation to create the perfect environment for plants, even in the middle of winter. Now that spring is here, wouldn’t it be a great time to have one of these windows installed in your home to prepare you for NEXT winter? We know, it’s too early to be thinking about next winter already, but if you don’t plan now, you might miss out on a great opportunity to have one of these gorgeous windows installed in your home.

Garden windows are fantastic for a couple of reasons. Along with creating a space to let your indoor garden grow, they also can increase the sunlight in any room. A lot of folks like to have them installed right above their kitchen sink. This is a great place to have extra light, especially if you like to daydream out the window while doing the dishes. These windows can be energy efficient too! The glass panes are insulated and they have a low U factor, which means they are resistant to heat flow, keeping warm air in during the winter and hot air out during the summer. Energy efficient windows can save you money on your heating and cooling bills, which means that over time, these windows will pay for themselves!

Don’t delay- the experts of window replacement in Virginia at Window Nation start to get pretty busy this time of year. Many people are planning their spring home improvement projects now, so make sure you give us a call to plan your new garden window. You could also stop by one of our showrooms to see the many window options we offer for Virginia homes. Spring is here- time to enjoy that warm weather and plan your garden window home improvement project today!