Add Charm with Window Boxes

Published April 21, 2015
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Tips & tricks

Homeowners often ask us for tips and tricks to help spruce up their homes and with the April showers we’ve been having, we thought it was time to share one of our favorite tips: window boxes. Window boxes are a quick and simple way to add color and flare to your home’s exterior. Whether you’re an experienced DIYer or new to the game, window boxes can be a fun project for an afternoon. The first thing to consider when adding a window box is where you want to add it. Take a walk around your house to see what windows could use some flare. Window boxes will need water during the occasional dry spells in the Puget Sound, so make sure that boxes on 2nd stories are still accessible. Once you pick a few windows, step inside to see how the growth of the plants will affect your views, lighting and ability to open the window.

Window box benefits

One of the great things about window boxes is that they’re incredibly versatile. They come in a range of sizes, shapes, colors, and styles, but can also be custom built with materials picked up from your local hardware store. Sites like Pinterest, Houzz, and Wayfair offer great ideas that can help get the creative juices flowing in designing your own box. If you want to build your own window box, there are some great resources out there including videos from This Old House and HGTV articles that can walk you through how to build and mount your boxes. The flowers that you pick can be year round or easily swapped out as the seasons change. The box can be as flexible as you are. Designers suggest using a combination of “thrillers, spillers and fillers” for your box. Spillers can create beautiful draping, thrillers can add colorful flare and fillers can be used to give light to moderate privacy. No matter what style you choose, window boxes can be a great, cost effective way to freshen up your houses exterior this spring.

About Lake Washington Windows & Doors

Lake Washington Windows & Doors is a licensed general contractor specializing in replacement window products. Our service area extends throughout the Greater Seattle area, including Bellevue, Issaquah, Kent, Renton, Woodinville and more. The professional team at Lake Washington Windows has more than 100 combined years of window, door and siding experience, so you can rest assured that we can recommend the best solution for your home and budget.

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