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Sunrooms are a Winter Dream

Seasons change, but the functionality of your sunroom does not waver! Winter is here, and your sunroom is still the perfect place to spend time with your family. Sunroom windows, made entirely of CONSERVAGLASS SELECT™,  make your sunroom warm and cozy in the winter, even if the snow is falling on the other side of the glass. How is this possible? Here is the story behind CONSERVAGLASS SELECT™.
R-Value and Relative Heat Gain  R-Value measures how easily heat travels through a material. The higher the R-Value, the greater the insulating effectiveness, and the lower your energy costs. Additionally, this produces an extreme level of comfort in your sunroom year round. Relative Heat Gain measures the heat gained through a glazing. Due to the low relative heat gain of CONSERVAGLASS SELECT™, sunrooms remain cool in the summer and warm in the winter. CONSERVAGLASS SELECT™ reflects interior heated air back into the room, which is why you can stay warm in the winter inside a sunroom. Now that you…

Holiday 2019 Decorating Ideas

The holiday season is upon us. People are beginning to decorate their homes for the festive season. Christmas is a time for family and friends to come together and celebrate! Get into the season by decorating your home and spreading the holiday cheer.
Christmas Colors The traditional green, red and gold are still here for this Christmas. You can always decorate your home with those colors to spread the spirits. For 2019 thought the color blue has made an appearance. If you want to be different had hints of blue, like the dark midnight blue to your decorating.


Holiday Cards Everyone sends holiday cards. Sometimes you just have so many you do not know what to do with. Use your coat closet door or your garage door and hang all the holiday cards up. Friends and family like to see that the cards are up, instead of just sitting on a counter somewhere.

Wreaths A classic holiday move is hanging a wreath on your door. There are over thousands of wreaths to choose from. You can pick the one t…

Entertaining in your Sunroom This Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Today is a time to give thanks to the people such as friends and family who have been there for you all year. This is the start of the holiday season and when family and friends come together. Transform your sunroom into a place to host the festive meal and enjoy your family time.
Thanksgiving Décor Adding some festive décor to your sunroom will help to transform your sunroom for the day. Not sure what to add? Don’t worry, we have a list of ideas for you to help decorate. You can add a wreath to the door of your sunroom. By adding the wreath, you are setting the vibe for the rest of the room. Adding pumpkins and other fall items to the table are super cute as well. You can always make a give thanks box. You can place this at the door of your sunroom so when people walk in, they can write a thank you to someone who is there. The during the meal read all the give thanks notes. This will definitely put a smile on everyone’s face.
Set the tone Setting the tone is key…

Best Black Friday Tips and Tricks

Thanksgiving is approaching. This also means everyone’s favorite sales day of the year is approaching as well. Black Friday is celebrated the Friday after Thanksgiving and is a day when everyone is trying to score the best deals to get their holiday shopping started. Stores tend to have their best deals and people begin flooding the stores at midnight. Be prepared and get prepped with our tips and tricks to help you survive the Black Friday madness.
Not Everything is a Deal! One thing that throws most people off is the misinformation that everything seen sold on Black Friday is a deal. That is not true and, unfortunately, not everything is a steal. Make sure to check the original price tag before purchasing anything. You might think you are getting a deal but in reality, you can get that “deal” on a normal day. If you’re questioning the price and the sale, try searching for the item online with a data-enabled smart phone.
Know the Return Policy Another important thing to keep in mind …

The Best Plants to Naturally Repel Ticks & Fleas

November is here which means flea and tick season is upon us. Both pests feed on blood and cause irritating bites. Their bites both transmit different diseases; Fleas transmit tapeworms and ticks can carry Lyme disease and the Rocky Mountain fever. These illnesses can cause major health issues if go untreated, so keeping yourself, your family and your furry friends safe is a top priority as we roll into the season. Utilizing plants is a great (and natural) way to repel these pests. We have found the best garden plants that you can plant to help keep you and your pets safe this flea and tick season.
Rosemary If all natural is your thing, then rosemary is for you! Rosemary is an herb that is a natural flea and tick repellent. Herbal essential oils are often a good eco-friendly pest repellent. Rosemary carries a strong scent. So only dusting a few spring around the garden will help keep the fleas and ticks away. The good thing is, is that rosemary also repels mites, flies and aphids.
Worm…

Fall Planting Tips and Tricks

Fall is the time to spruce up your garden. If you are not sure how or when the right time to do it is, don’t worry we got you. Keep reading to find out some fall planting tips and tricks that will help you make your garden something you are proud of.
Timing is Key New planting is delicate. Therefore, harsh weather conditions will cause the plants fail. They will not grow, leaving you to have to buy all new ones and start again. Making sure you watch the weather is key. The time to plant is from late September to November. So, you still have time. Gather all your plants and vegetables and start!
Bigger isn’t Always Better When going to purchase your plants or vegetables bigger is not always better. The smaller 4-inch pots are way better. They tend to be less expensive and easier to manage. With all the rain they will eventually catch up to the size of a bigger plant with time.
Read the Plant Tags Another important thing to note when going to plant is reading the plant tags. The tag…

Channel the Mediterranean with Inspired Decor

Ever think of changing up the style in your house? Trying something different that you never thought you would do before? Add some Mediterranean vibes to your home for a different, more relaxing feel. Mediterranean design incorporates the influences of the Mediterranean regions of Spain, ITaly, Greece, and France by utilizing color palettes that include warm, soothing neutral colors are combined with pops of bright, & rich accents. This style is luxurious with heavy tapestries and ornate furniture, or rustic with rough wood furniture and simple clay accessories. If you are not sure how to do this and need some "inspo", keeping reading. We have listed below some cool tips and tricks to help you transform your home into a Spanish, Grecian, French or Italian villa that'll make your friends and neighbors following suite.




All About Colors: To start adding warm colors to your home will help to give off the Mediterranean feels. Colors such as sea green, sand and earthy orang…

Spooky Sunroom Decorating Tips for all Hallows Eve

The best time of year is here. Halloween is a celebrated every year on October 31st. Everyone dresses up in their favorite costumes and begin to decorate their homes. Join in on the fun! Below we have listed some fun ways for you to decorate your sunroom or house for this festive holiday.
Pumpkins: The most classic and festive way to decorate for Halloween is with pumpkins. Pumpkins are the symbol of fall. Gather different variations of pumpkins and gourds and leave them around the sunroom. Also, lighting a pumpkin scented candle will fill the room with the Halloween vibes.
Candy Corn: Whenever you see those little white, yellow and orange candies you know Halloween has arrived. You can purchase a candy corn banner from Etsy that will ring in the season. Putting out a bowl of candy corn on the table will make for a sweet treat while hanging out with your family and friends.
Skulls: Another spooky way to honor the Halloween season is to add some skulls into your sunrooms. You can purch…

Fall Activity Favorites

Fall is by far one of the best seasons. The leaves are changing, people are making the switch to sweaters and the Halloween spirit is coming out. Not sure how to get into the spirit? Don’t worry, below we have listed the best fall activities for you to do with your friends and families.

Apple Picking One of our favorite fall activities is apple picking. Apple picking is a family and friends-oriented activity that will have you feeling the fall season to a whole new level. The smell of apple cider doughnuts and warm apple cider will overwhelm your senses. Then take a stroll through the trees and pick the best apples while laughing and enjoying time with your people. Some places to go apple picking on Long Island is Lewin Farms in Calverton or Harbes Orchards in Riverhead. You certainly won’t be disappointed.

Adventuring Outdoors Another fun fall activity is going on a hike. Take a bunch of friends and go venture outside to the trails. This is a way to be active but still enjoy the cr…

Aromas of the Season: Bring the Scent of Fall to your Sunroom

Fall is here, which means Halloween and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Getting into these holiday spirits is crucial. Here we have given you some of the best aromas to light up your house or sunroom for the fall season.

Pumpkin When people think fall the first thing that comes to mind is pumpkin. One aroma that will make any home smell immaculate is pumpkin. Pumpkin tends to have a softer scent but will definitely make your home smell like fall. The simplest way to get the pumpkin smell in your home is purchasing a pumpkin candle. This can be found at Bath and Body works or your local Home Goods. Another fun way to get this smell is by baking a pumpkin pie. This will allow the smell to linger throughout your home all day long.
Spicy Cinnamon Another great fall smell is cinnamon. Cinnamon has a strong smell that will have your home smelling unbelievable. Some ways to get have this smell in your home besides a candle is by taking cinnamon sticks and leaving them open in a jar.…

Budget Friendly Fall Decor for your Sunroom

Just because summer is over, doesn't mean you still can't enjoy your outdoor space or sunroom. There is plenty of cost-effective options to transition your sunroom from summer to fall. Let us help you find the best way to re-do your sunroom just in time for the upcoming season. Check out our favorites below:
Wreaths One fun easy way to bring the fall season to your sunroom is adding a fall wreath to wall. There is so many choices to choose from when it comes to this idea. wayfair.com sells a ton of wreaths as low as $17! Feeling crafty? Check out this DIY Fall Wreath made with assorted artificial leaves, fall berries, rustic grape vines and seasonal fuzzy sprigs!

Table Décor Another one of our favorite ways to decorate for the fall season is buying all different kinds of table toppers and tablecloths/ runners. This allows you to be festive for when you have company over or just for yourself. Some fall table toppers include pumpkins, gourds and cornucopias. All these items can …

Fall Cleaning Tips for your Outdoor Space

Another season favorite is almost here. It is time to clean up your outdoor space of its summer decor and transition to fall. The leaves are about to change, the weather is going to cool down, and the days will be become short, and now is the best time to prepare your backyard for this yearly change.
Cleaning out your Gutters Cleaning out your gutters is one of the most important things you will need to do to avoid leaks, roof damage, and potential clogging. Throughout the summer, gutters tend to be great homes for bird nests and as the leaves begin to change and fall, they clog the gutters even further. Before additional debris is added, starting the fall season with a clean gutter system will only be beneficial to you and your home.
Fertilize your Lawn The winter months can be detrimental to grass. Snow and brutal cold temperatures tend to destroy lawns that haven’t been adequately prepared for the season. Fall is the best time to fertilize your lawn, preparing it for the winter and…

The Trendiest Colors to Bring a “POP” of Color to your Outdoor Space

It is not too late. The sun is still shinning, and you can still add the trendiest colors to your backyard to make the rest of your summer bright. Do not settle for anything less; make your outdoor space something you’ll love and are proud to show off to your friends, neighbors, and family. 2019 has a few trendy colors that are sure to blend into 2020 and stick around for a while. We’ve compiled our favorite, most universal trending colors to help inspire your inner interior designer.

Plush Purple There are many tones of purple. From a light lavender to a royal deep hue, purple is an easy color to tastefully add to any space. Mixing any tone of purple with neutral colors, such as beige or white will allow this trendy favorite to stand out without being overwhelming. Small changes, like purchasing purple-toned pillows and matching it to a patterned outdoor umbrella of the same hue can be a subtle, yet trendy touch you can add to your outdoor space that will brighten up your backyard in…