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Top 100 Windows Projects

  1. 1. Creating Vintage Mirrors (02:52)

    A reclaimed window from a YMCA building becomes a mirror in a restaurant.

  2. 2. Installing Windows (02:37)

    A couple of first-timers tackle window installation.

  3. 3. Empire State Building Part 1 (07:13)

    The outside has over 200 lights that change colors for the holiday season.

  4. 4. How to Convert a Window to a Door: Exterior Demolition and Notching the Brick

    Host Fuad Reveiz begins this phase of the window conversion project by determining where the new door will go and by marking the brick ...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 5. Empire State Building Part 2 (03:24)

    The outside has over 200 lights that change colors for the holiday season.

  6. 6. Windows- Part 1 (07:03)

    Contractor Matt Blashaw learns all about windows.

  7. 7. Empire State Building Part 3 (07:37)

    The outside has over 200 lights that change colors for the holiday season.

  8. 8. Windows- Part 2 (04:45)

    Contractor Matt Blashaw learns all about windows.

  9. 9. Installing a Shower Window (00:01:00)

    Installing a shower-wall window on adds light from the neighboring bedroom.

  10. 10. How to Install a Tube Skylight

    DIY remodeling expert Paul Ryan demonstrates how to install a tube skylight in a living room ceiling. Learn how a solar tube can really...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  11. 11. Empire State Building Part 4 (01:46)

    The outside has over 200 lights that change colors for the holiday season.

  12. 12. Window Table (03:13)

    Our designer transforms an antique window into a vintage coffee table.

  13. 13. Install Insulating Window Film (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on installing insulating window film.

  14. 14. Rough Opening Measurements (02:08)

    Installing a window is easier if you know the rough opening measurement.

  15. 15. Windows- Part 3 (06:17)

    Contractor Matt Blashaw learns all about windows.

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