A family affair

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Renovations to the kitchen and family room of this 100-year-old colonial revival house have transformed it into a comfortable and welcoming living space
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View of the kitchen area, wooden flooring, wooden cabinetry, french doors and windows, granite benchtops, black cabinetry, wooden bar stools, stainless steel ovens, copper sink and faucetry, cream walls.

To maintain the architectural integrity of the exterior, Fox designed his renovation to include window and door joinery that fitted with the classic style of the existing house.

Pella® Architect Series® French patio doors were selected for the kitchen and family room.

"Pella's Architect Series windows and doors are excellent products," says Fox. "The attention to historic detailing is accurate, and the grilles are permanently bonded to the inside and outside of energy-efficient, insulating glass, with a non-glare spacer between the panes."


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Exterior view of the patio area, large French doors and windows, pot plants, stone concrete tiles on the ground and steps.

Since 1925, Pella has had a reputation for designing and building quality windows and doors. Today, Pella products provide the warmth and beauty of solid-wood interiors plus the durability of aluminum-clad exteriors. Pella offers windows, patio doors, entry doors, storm doors and skylights all built to withstand the harshest conditions and backed by a comprehensive warranty.

Pella's new Architect Series double-hung windows are designed for use in remodeled homes, or to give new homes an historic look. They are crafted with authentic detailing, yet offer advanced performance features, including easy cleaning and operation.

Another new Pella product, the Vivid-View¢ high-transparency screen, can be used with new or existing Pella windows. Vivid View screens let up to 50% more natural light and three times more airflow into the house compared to standard fiberglass screens.

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View of the kitchen area, wooden flooring, wooden cabinetry, french doors and windows, granite benchtops, black cabinetry, wooden bar stools, stainless steel ovens, copper sink and faucetry, cream walls.

Pella's newest products are its most innovative. Designer Series® windows and doors offer increased privacy and light control without the need for room-side blinds that can collect dust and dirt. Instead, Pella's blinds, fabric shades and grilles are sandwiched between panes of glass, where they're protected from dust and damage. Easy-to-operate levers raise, lower and tilt the window fashions.

And, when you're ready to change your interior decor, the blinds, shades and grilles can be snapped out and replaced with another window fashion from Pella's wide array of decorator options. To ensure cleaning is quick and easy, Designer Series windows have a feature that allows the exterior glass to be cleaned from inside the house.

For more information, visit The Pella Window and Door StoreSM nearest you or contact Pella Corporation, 102 Main Street, Pella, IA 50219, phone (866) 209 4260. Website: www.pella.com.

Apr 01, 2005
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