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Christmas Decor for a Small Apartment

Living in a small apartment doesn't offer many options for elaborate holiday decor. With a little ingenuity, however, I've created a lovely holiday-themed apartment. A miniature lighted Christmas tree carefully placed on my side table greets visitors as they enter my home. Making good use of my front room window, I have adorned it with decor, using tinsel and garland, as well as miniature stockings hung with suction cups. As a festive alternative, you might try hanging shiny ornaments on the window in much the same way. If your apartment is designed with a staircase, decorate the banister. Use garland, tinsel, holly or even holiday greeting cards. Finally, if your apartment is furnished with a fireplace, decorate the mantel. I've placed a two-foot tall animated and musical Santa on my mantel. I hope my blog gives you some fun decorating ideas for your small home.


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Pane, Sash Or Whole Window? How To Decide Which Residential Glass Repair Service You Need

by Luke Patterson

If you have recently had some damage done to a window in your home, you will want to repair it as soon as possible, especially if it is the middle of winter or you live in a subtropic or tropical climate. However, you may be wondering what kind of repair work you need. A residential glass repair expert can provide pane, sash or whole window repairs and replacements. Here are those three types of repairs and how to determine just what it is you need and what you can get by with.

Just the Pane

Some windows have a single large pane in a sash, while others have multiple panes. If the window you have has multiple individual panes and only a single pane was damaged, you are in luck. The glass repair technician can either repair or replace that single pane, making your repair costs far less expensive than having to replace an entire sash or the whole window. If you have a single sheet of glass within a sash and it was damaged, then you will need the next kind of repair--sash replacement.

One Entire Sash

A sash on a window refers to either one moving section of the the window or both the top and bottom halves of a window when they can both open and let air in. When an entire sash (or half of a window) has damaged glass, it is often easier to replace just that sash on the window rather than attempt to repair or replace the glass. In some cases it may even be more cost-effective to replace the entire sash rather than removing the sash to remove the broken glass and then install new glass in the old sash. If both halves of your window have some glass damage, it may be more cost effective to replace the entire window then attempt to salvage the sashes and install new glass panes.

A Complete Window

Sometimes the severity of the damage to the window goes beyond just the glass. Damage from an intruder, a projectile or a weapon can also affect the window frames, in which case it is more than just the glass that needs to be repaired or replaced. A glass repair expert can spot right away if you will need a completely new window. He or she can provide you with a side by side quote to show you what a window replacement would cost versus the parts and labor required to attempt a complex repair job. For more information, navigate to this website or others like it. If both sashes on your window have damaged glass and/or damaged frames, there may be no other option available to you.