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Fixed Window Prices: Why They’re Less Expensive
When people call us to inquire about windows, they often ask why our windows are so expensive. We’ve addressed this in the past, but now that we have the new window budget calculator on our website, people have begun to ask why our fixed windows are less expensive than our operable windows. It’s a fair question, especially when you’re trying to keep your renovation or new build within your budget. It can be frustrating to have a price discrepancy between two companies making security windows for luxury homes, and people’s gut reaction is to go with the cheaper option (even when money isn’t necessarily a huge issue). As the old saying goes: you get what you pay for. Here’s why our fixed windows are less expensive than our operable windows, and what sets our security windowsRead more
Can I Have a Security Window Wall?
FBS is mostly known for our custom security doors, which is understandable — the doors are more “interesting” in that it seems like they’re more fun to design. There are covering options and ways to put glass inserts into the door, and the possibility of secret compartments. Of course people get excited about designing a custom security door. What our clients don’t typically realize is that our custom security windows are just as exciting to design. It’s just that when the design is executed perfectly (as ours always is), it’s actually invisible. We love designing custom windows for our clients, whether it’s a glass insert in a door, a luxury sliding door, or an entire window wall. Here’s what you need to know about FBS windows as you’re designing the luxury home of your dreams. YouRead more
Why Pivot Doors are Perfect for Luxury Homes
Our clientele is not your typical shopper. We’re not working with people trying to buy doors in bulk for their new upper-middle-class home. We’re working with people who are looking to create custom doors for their luxury home. They can afford to spend time and money creating something unique. Something one of a kind. And for that, we (almost) always recommend pivot doors. We’ll explain more about why we love them so much, but the fact of the matter is that pivot doors elevate your design. They add an element of sophistication and (candidly) surprise to whatever opening you’re working with. No one expects a door to open from any other point than the very edge — it’s what we’re used to. So when they open from the middle, or part of the way into theRead more