Can you repurpose a window? In something that doesn’t serve the purpose of a window, though? Nowadays, windows in old houses are one of the key features to update as they don’t tend to insulate well, thus adding to your gas bill. Aren’t they just beautiful, though? Surely we could keep them in the home, as a nod to what the house used to look like in its original state.
Use a window as a cabinet door
Be it for the bathroom.
As your bedside table.
Or an integrated part of the BBQ area.
Use windows to make a new piece of furniture
Such as a small shelf unit.
Or a cute table.
Use windows as a wall feature
If your home has high ceilings, this was standard in pre-WWII days, you can make rooms feel cosier by lowering the space between knocked-down walls.
They make a really cool headboard.
These small stained glass windows look great mounted on a wall painted a neutral colour.
Or add a shelf to give it functionality as well.
Use windows in the garden
Assemble them to make a mini greenhouse which will protect a precious plant.
Or make one slightly bigger to grow on seedlings or less hardy plants.
Use them as cold frame lids.
Or on the allotment for those crops that need a little more heat to thrive.
Repurpose shutters in your home
We love the use of the shutter as a mail rack.
And how genius is this use of a shutter as a table runner or a trivet?
So…? Which was your favourite?! The featured image in the article is a cabin built with repurposed windows. The creators are Nick Olson and Lilah Horwitz, which escape to cabin heaven in the mountains of West Virginia.