Agoura Sash and Door http://www.agourasash.com Windows, Doors, Hardware, Molding Design Showroom in the Conejo Valley Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:00:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Celebrating The 4th of July In Westlake Villagehttp://www.agourasash.com/4th-of-july-in-westlake-village/ http://www.agourasash.com/4th-of-july-in-westlake-village/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:00:54 +0000 http://www.agourasash.com/?p=5151 The Best  4th Of July Festivities The 4th of July is just around the corner! How are you planning to celebrate? If your day is not already filled with backyard barbecues and pool parties, you should take advantage of some of the great patriotic celebrations in the local area. To celebrate America’s 239th birthday, check out some of […]

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The Best  4th Of July Festivities

The 4th of July is just around the corner! How are you planning to celebrate? If your day is not already filled with backyard barbecues and pool parties, you should take advantage of some of the great patriotic celebrations in the local area.

To celebrate America’s 239th birthday, check out some of these 4th of July events.

  • Enjoy America’s Pastime: Head to Borchard Community Center to to watch the the home run derby. Each batter gets ten outs, and those who get the most home runs will get plaques and bragging rights. Come down to watch hitters smash it out of the park.
  • Go For A Dip: Want to beat the summer heat? We have good news! The Conejo Creek Recreation and Park District and City of Thousand Oaks have teamed up to arrange free swimming at several of our local high schools.
  • Party With Your Community: Beginning at 5:00 p.m., Janss Marketplace will come alive from music with a live DJ and lots of family friendly games. If you are still enjoying the fun at Janss at 9:00 p.m., do not worry! This is a great place to catch the fireworks.
  • Enjoy The Music: At Conejo Community Park, the Conejo Pops Orchestra will be offering a free concert from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Marvel At The Fireworks: Of course, no 4th of July would be complete without fireworks. At 9:00 p.m., the Conejo Recreation and Park District and City of Thousand Oaks 4th of July Annual Fireworks Spectacular will be launch from the hill behind the Hillcrest Center of the Arts.

Happy 4th of July! From all of us at Agoura Sash & Door, we wish you a safe and fun weekend!

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What To Consider When Looking for New Kitchen Window Treatmentshttp://www.agourasash.com/kitchen-window-treatments-westlake-village-ca/ http://www.agourasash.com/kitchen-window-treatments-westlake-village-ca/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 21:00:48 +0000 http://www.agourasash.com/?p=5113 Kitchen Window Treatments Finding the perfect kitchen window treatment for your house does not mean spending thousands of dollars. There are many window treatment options that can work with your home design at various price points. Two of the most important factors that you need to consider when deciding on a window treatment are the […]

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Spacious kitchen with windowKitchen Window Treatments

Finding the perfect kitchen window treatment for your house does not mean spending thousands of dollars. There are many window treatment options that can work with your home design at various price points. Two of the most important factors that you need to consider when deciding on a window treatment are the price and style of your window. Keep these tips in mind to help you find the right kitchen window treatment for your needs.

  • Privacy – turn the lights on in your kitchen, and then walk outside to see how much you can see into your house. If you are looking for more private options consider screening materials that will allow you to see out and let the sunlight in while partially blocking the view into your home. Roller shades and Roman shades are great options for privacy.
  • Sunlight exposure – not only can the sun’s UVB and UVA rays damage your skin, but they can also damage your furniture. Having the sun stream directly into your house will also raise the temperature in your kitchen, which can be extremely uncomfortable during the summer. Look for window coverings that will help to protect your home, such as solar and cellular shades. Applying a static cling or adhesive UV film directly onto your windows can also help to cut down on the amount of sun in your house.
  • Decoration – any shared spaces in your kitchen, such as a large bay window or breakfast nook are the perfect place for floor length curtain panels that will give you the opportunity to add patterns and color into your kitchen. Choose textures, material, and designs that will work well with the design of the rest of your house to create a cohesive look.

Contact Agoura Sash & Door in Westlake Village, California for all your window treatment needs for your Ventura County home.

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Finding The Right Interior Doors For Your Househttp://www.agourasash.com/interior-doors-westlake-village-ca/ http://www.agourasash.com/interior-doors-westlake-village-ca/#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:00:57 +0000 http://www.agourasash.com/?p=5119 Interior Door Types While interior doors may simply seem like a way to close off rooms inside your house, they are actually one of the main components that make up your complete interior design. Your interior doors can work to completely change the look of your house. Keep these different types of interior doors in mind […]

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Interior Door Types

While interior doors may simply seem like a way to close off rooms inside your house, they are actually one of the main components that make up your complete interiorHallway. design. Your interior doors can work to completely change the look of your house. Keep these different types of interior doors in mind to make sure that you make the right design choice for your house.

  • Bifold – these doors are hung side by side on hinged panels, causing them to fold against each other. They work great for tight spaces, such as utility rooms and closets, since they fold instead of swinging open.
  • Double – two doors that are hung side by side and meet in the middle of the frame. You have the choice of slab or pre-hung when looking at double doors. Any areas of your house that you want a more gracious entryway for, such as a master bedroom can benefit from double doors.
  • French – one pair that has glass panels that will extend the entire length of the door. They allow light to enter into the room, making it feel much larger. They work best for areas that need to be divided off from other rooms, but do not require privacy.
  • Flush – these are plain wood veneered doors that have either a solid or hollow core. They work best in contemporary homes because of their sleek, simple design that works well with modern furnishings.
  • Louvered – also known as plantation doors, these doors have horizontal slats that allow for air flow circulation. They come in fiberglass and wood, and can help to create a more casual look at your home.
  • Slab – these are doors that do not have a knob, frame, or hinges. They are perfect replacement doors for locations that already have a frame.

When looking for the perfect interior door for your Ventura County house, contact Agoura Sash & Door in Westlake Village, California.

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Which Type of Window is Best for Your House?http://www.agourasash.com/types-of-windows-westlake-village-ca/ http://www.agourasash.com/types-of-windows-westlake-village-ca/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 21:00:16 +0000 http://www.agourasash.com/?p=5116 Types of Windows Windows allow you to bring some of the outside in to your home. While choosing the right window may seem as simple as choosing the right design, there are actually many more factors to consider, most importantly the material that the window is made out of. Make sure to know the differences […]

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Construction Worker Installing New Windows In HouseTypes of Windows

Windows allow you to bring some of the outside in to your home. While choosing the right window may seem as simple as choosing the right design, there are actually many more factors to consider, most importantly the material that the window is made out of. Make sure to know the differences in these types of windows to ensure that you choose the best type for your house.

  • Wood – the first windows were made of wood, and it is still one of the most popular window materials because it is so versatile. Although hardwood windows can be expensive, they are very durable and only need oil to keep them protected. You also have the option to give them a natural stain finish, or paint them a new color to match with the décor of your house. Keep in mind that windows that are made of softwood need to be protected by a natural wood finish or paint and regularly maintained.
  • Aluminum – if you are planning on installing large windows to allow the most amount of light into your house, you should consider aluminum windows, since the aluminum windows are very strong while still being very light. While old aluminum windows were very prone to rust, the more modern versions have a special coating that make them low maintenance and durable.
  • Vinyl – double glazed vinyl windows offer the best sound and heat insulation. Most old windows are now replaced with vinyl windows for this reason. There are many colors that are available with vinyl windows, including wood grain patterns. Vinyl windows require very little maintenance to keep them looking their best.

Contact Agoura Sash & Door in Westlake Village, California for more information on which types of windows will work best in your Ventura County home.

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Questions To Ask Before Meeting With Your Designerhttp://www.agourasash.com/questions-to-ask-before-meeting-with-your-designer/ http://www.agourasash.com/questions-to-ask-before-meeting-with-your-designer/#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 21:00:20 +0000 http://www.agourasash.com/?p=5098 Home Designer Questions Hiring a home designer is the best way to make sure that your home looks exactly like it did in your mind. However, they usually charge by the hour, which can easily start to add up. To ensure that you do not end up overpaying for their services, make sure that you […]

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Happy fashion designer with tablet pc in officeHome Designer Questions

Hiring a home designer is the best way to make sure that your home looks exactly like it did in your mind. However, they usually charge by the hour, which can easily start to add up. To ensure that you do not end up overpaying for their services, make sure that you ask yourself these simple questions before meeting with your designer.

  • What will the space be used for? Knowing who will be using the space and what they will be doing in the space can give you a better idea of how to make it function as best as possible. Make sure that you take into consideration how big the space is, or how big it will be if you are adding onto it.
  • What is the traffic pattern like? Any regularly used walkway should be no smaller than 40 inches wide. The smaller the area, the more cramped it will feel. If you feel like you are always squeezing around your house, you may want to consider a design that will help with the overall flow.
  • What should the lighting look like? What you will be doing in the area will have a large effect on how much lighting you will need. If you are planning on adding any recessed lighting, consider adding a dimmer switch so that you have the option of changing the lighting depending on what is going on in the room.
  • How much do I want to be involved? Make it clear to your designer just how involved you want to be with the process. If you want the designer to take charge, let them know. Or let them know if you want to be involved in every part of the design.

For more home design tips when hiring a designer for your Ventura County house, contact Agoura Sash & Door in Westlake Village, California.

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Benefits of Hiring a Home Design Professionalhttp://www.agourasash.com/benefits-of-hiring-a-home-design-professional/ http://www.agourasash.com/benefits-of-hiring-a-home-design-professional/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 21:00:28 +0000 http://www.agourasash.com/?p=5094 How a Home Design Professional Can Help You With all the information that is available online, it is easy to assume that you can take on any construction project on your own. However, if you have ever talked with someone who has done so, they will probably tell you that they wish they had hired […]

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home couple designHow a Home Design Professional Can Help You

With all the information that is available online, it is easy to assume that you can take on any construction project on your own. However, if you have ever talked with someone who has done so, they will probably tell you that they wish they had hired a professional. There are many benefits of hiring a home design professional, including:

  • You will save time – a professional will already have the necessary knowledge to make sure that the whole construction process goes as smoothly as possible. If you have to learn the entire construction process while also trying to come up with a design, the entire process will take much longer.
  • You will benefit from their expertise – when you hire a professional designer, you will have access to all of their expertise in every aspect of the construction process. While you may only hire them for one task in the overall process, they can provide essential resources that can be used throughout the entire construction project.
  • They know the language – with all of the specialized terms that go into a construction project, it is easy to get confused. A simple confusion over a drawing can not only set back the project, but it can lead to much more serious issues, such as ordering the wrong sized appliances or windows.
  • They will be your advocate – it can be hard to understand just where the contractor’s responsibility ends and where your responsibility begins. Instead of getting mixed up in all the issues, a design professional will be on your side to help guide you through the process.
  • You will get the attention to detail that you deserve – a home design professional will not only make your home functional, but they will also make it beautiful. They will take the time to pay attention to even the smallest detail to ensure that your home turns out like it should.

For all of your custom architectural project planning needs and to make your Ventura County house transform into the house of your dreams, contact Agoura Sash & Door in Westlake Village, California.

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Choosing The Right Door Hardwarehttp://www.agourasash.com/choosing-the-right-door-hardware/ http://www.agourasash.com/choosing-the-right-door-hardware/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 21:00:21 +0000 http://www.agourasash.com/?p=5090 Door Handle Options Door handles are something that you use every day but probably do not think about much. However, choosing the right door handle can create a whole new look at your house. Consider these different types of door handles to use throughout your home. Round door knobs – children and pets have a […]

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Old HandleDoor Handle Options

Door handles are something that you use every day but probably do not think about much. However, choosing the right door handle can create a whole new look at your house. Consider these different types of door handles to use throughout your home.

  • Round door knobs – children and pets have a hard time opening these types of door handles, which makes it a great choice if that sounds like your family. However, if you or someone in your house suffers from arthritis, they can also have a hard time. Keep in mind that when installing round door knobs, you will need to take the entire knob apart.
  • Decorative door levers – these door handle options are much easier for us than typical door knobs while also adding a bit of class to your house. They are reversible if you have both left and right side doors. If you are installing them on French doors, make sure to pay close attention to which way they are facing. Think twice before installing them in high traffic areas, such as hallways, since they can easily snag on clothes when you walk by.
  • Door handle sets – the most popular handle choice for manors, estates, and mansions, door handle sets can create a dignified look and bring a sense of quality into your house. Along with their pleasing look, they are also some of the most long lasting options because they simply operate with a thumb lever so they are not exposed to as much wear and tear. Keep in mind that if you are planning on installing a door handle set at your house, you will need to drill a hole where the bottom of the handle will attach.

For all of your door hardware needs and to ensure that your Ventura County home looks its best, contact Agoura Sash & Door in Westlake Village, California.

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Transform Your Home With These Decor Tipshttp://www.agourasash.com/transform-your-home-with-these-decor-tips/ http://www.agourasash.com/transform-your-home-with-these-decor-tips/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 21:00:16 +0000 http://www.agourasash.com/?p=5087 Front Door Decor Tips Your front door is the first impression that people get when they walk up to your home. While it may not seem like a big deal, giving your front door a new look can completely transform your curb appeal. Keep these front door home décor ideas in mind to refresh the look […]

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Female Hands Framing Beautiful House Drawing and House Above GrassFront Door Decor Tips

Your front door is the first impression that people get when they walk up to your home. While it may not seem like a big deal, giving your front door a new look can completely transform your curb appeal. Keep these front door home décor ideas in mind to refresh the look of your entrance.

  • Choose the right color – when choosing a color for your front door, look for one that fits your personality more than it fits with the rest of your home’s color scheme. Treat your door like a focal point that is separate from everything else so that it does not have to fit in. The color of your front door can evoke more thoughts and feelings than you think.
  • Add some trim – adding trim around your front door can add a touch of class to your whole house. Make sure that you prime and paint the trim before you put them up to save tons of time and energy, as well as avoiding drips on your porch.
  • Consider a highlight – if your front door has a peephole, it is just like millions of other doors in the world. Kick it up a notch and add a stainless steel door knocker that will catch the sun and add more elegance to your house.
  • Upgrade your handles – think of your door handles as jewelry to your door. Keep in mind that your front door handles do not have to fit in with the norm. Consider large, ornate handles that will be a conversation starter, or a simple, unique design that will add something special to your house.

For help choosing the right door to make a statement at your Ventura County house, contact Agoura Sash & Door in Westlake Village, California.

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Window Issues That Can Be a Sign of a More Serious Issuehttp://www.agourasash.com/window-issues-that-can-be-a-sign-of-a-more-serious-issue/ http://www.agourasash.com/window-issues-that-can-be-a-sign-of-a-more-serious-issue/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 21:00:23 +0000 http://www.agourasash.com/?p=5068 Problems With Windows As long as you can see out of your windows, you probably do not think very much about them. However, small issues with your windows can be a sign of a more serious problem in your house. Make sure to watch out for these common signs of bigger issues at your house […]

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Morning WindowProblems With Windows

As long as you can see out of your windows, you probably do not think very much about them. However, small issues with your windows can be a sign of a more serious problem in your house. Make sure to watch out for these common signs of bigger issues at your house next time you look out your windows.

  • Condensation along the bottom of the glass – any condensation that forms in your window can be a sign that your home is not properly ventilated or that your house has a high moisture level. Built up moisture can lead to mildew, mold, or rotting wood, which can be time consuming and expensive to fix.
  • Condensation between the panes of glass – if moisture makes its way in between the panes of glass in your window, it means that the seals around your window are deteriorating, which means it is time to replace it.
  • Condensation in the center of the glass, inside your house – if you have gas filled, double pane windows, condensation in the middle of the window can mean a gas leak. When the gas is pushed out of the window, the glass can blow inwards, which may even cause the two panes to touch.
  • Water leaking around your window – in most cases, if water is able to make its way into your house, it means that your window is not able to close tightly. If your window is shut as tightly as possible, but water is still getting in, especially from the top, it can mean that the real problem is due to the siding or roof of your house, not your window.

When looking to replace your windows with new, tightly fitting windows, and to help avoid any of these serious issues, contact Agoura Sash & Door in Westlake Village, California.

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Benefits of Aluminum Windowshttp://www.agourasash.com/benefits-of-aluminum-windows/ http://www.agourasash.com/benefits-of-aluminum-windows/#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:00:27 +0000 http://www.agourasash.com/?p=5062 Installing Aluminum Windows in Your House Aluminum windows hit the market as a lower cost alternative to vinyl and wood windows. Along with the lower price tag, there are also many other benefits of choosing aluminum windows for your house, including their resistance to shrinking, cracking, and splitting. There are 3 main reasons you should […]

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Interior multi purpose roomInstalling Aluminum Windows in Your House

Aluminum windows hit the market as a lower cost alternative to vinyl and wood windows. Along with the lower price tag, there are also many other benefits of choosing aluminum windows for your house, including their resistance to shrinking, cracking, and splitting. There are 3 main reasons you should consider aluminum windows for your house, including:

  1. Curb appeal – most people think of a shiny metallic color when they think of aluminum windows. However, aluminum windows can be made any color to match the color of your house, which will help to increase the curb appeal. The strength of the aluminum also allows it to be made into any shape, which means that regular square windows and arched windows can be made with aluminum frames.
  2. Noise abatement – when it comes to blocking out noise from your house, aluminum works better than both wood and aluminum windows. Since windows are the easiest way for noise to get into your house, investing in the right windows can help to ensure that your house stays quiet and relaxing.
  3. Aluminum clad wood – if you cannot decide between aluminum windows and wood windows, you can have the best of both worlds with aluminum clad wood windows. These windows allow for a beautiful look from the outside of your home, while still making the inside of your house look as elegant as possible. Since the wood is wrapped in aluminum, it will not warp or blister from the changing weather conditions.

When looking for the right aluminum windows to install at your Ventura County house, contact Agoura Sash & Door in Westlake Village, California. We will work with you to ensure that your house looks stunning both inside and out, while also helping to be more energy efficient.

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