Marvin Invites Architects to Enter its 2017 Architects Challenge Design Competition

Marvin Windows and Doors invites architects to enter its 2017 Architects Challenge, a competition awarding prizes to residential and commercial design projects that exhibit creativity and ingenuity using Marvin windows and doors. Entries should be submitted to MarvinWindows.com/architectsChallenge by March 10, 2017. Now in its ninth year, the 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge will recognize one outstanding design in each of

10 Rules for Arranging Furniture

Arranging furniture can be a daunting task. When you’re faced with an empty room knowing how to fill it can seem overwhelming. But all you need to do is follow these common sense rules and you’ll find that arranging furniture isn’t so scary after all. Choose a Focal Point Never underestimate the power of a focal point. Sometimes they appear

Easy Ways to Add Character

Update Lighting Add comfort, convenience, and character with the right lighting. Update the chandelier over the dining room table. Add simple plug-in puck lights under kitchen cabinets and inside closets. Cozy up a dark corner with an accent light. Install mini accent lights above wall art or framed family photos. Focus on the Foyer Make the foyer useful by clearing out clutter that accumulates around

8 Early Winter Fast Fixes

Keep Compost Going Don’t forget to fuel your pile with carbon-rich browns, such as shredded newspaper, as well as nitrogen-rich greens, such as kitchen scraps. Turn on the Air Conditioner Just for a few minutes! Running the system every other month keeps internal parts lubricated. Adjust Tv Settings New flat-screen? Switch off the energy-draining, ultra-bright “demo” mode, meant to attract

Marvin to Showcase New Bi-Fold Door at IBS

The new Marvin Clad Ultimate Bi-Fold Door features one of the industry’s widest glass panels at 3 feet, 6 inches in a frame up to 10 feet high, letting the outdoors in with less to block the view. The door will be previewed among an extensive display of innovations and enhancements from Marvin Windows and Doors and Integrity Windows and

5 Home Renovations You’ll Want to Copy

How the heck do they do it? How do your favorite fellow contractors attract so much attention and gain so many customers? Well, take a look at the remarkable changes that these contractors did with VELUX skylights and see how easy it is for you to achieve the same. Several contractors seek us out for renovation help because natural light

How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing and Thaw Frozen Pipes

Winter has arrived, and that means bundling up to try to keep warm. You might not realize it, but the pipes on your house need protection from the cold as well if the mercury drops down into the 20s F. Here are some tips on how to prevent your pipes from freezing and some tips on how to thaw them

Marvin Windows and Doors Receives MN Family Business Award

Marvin Windows and Doors has once again been honored with a Minnesota Family Business Award, presented by Twin Cities Business magazine. Earning 2016’s “Special Distinction – Legacy” honor, the magazine notes that “over four generations, the Marvin family has built one of Minnesota’s most durable companies.” Source: Marvin

Winter Survival Guide for Your House

Between freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and wind, winter can be hard on your house. Watch this video for tips on how to: Seal cracks and gaps around windows, doors, and siding. Install plastic window insulation kits. Add insulation to your attic. Insulate pull down attic stairs. Apply foam insulation to water pipes. Maintain your fireplace and chimney. Apply deicers and

Easy Fall Prep for a Warm and Cozy Home

Install and Maintain Paths and Walkways Make sure you check sidewalks and driveways for cracks. If you don’t fill them now, water can seep in and freeze, making them even larger. Take the time to resurface worn concrete now and save you a whole lot of time and money later. Light the Way With Outdoor Lanterns Less daylight calls for