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Learn about old house windows in these articles from Old-House Journal.
A Private Eyeful

Figured glass added beauty, light, and privacy to houses by fusing form and function.
A Private Eyeful

Dormers, Bays & Turrets

A historical look at how windows expand into architectural appendages.
Dormers and Turrets

Glass of the Titans

A conservatory or greenhouse was a must for the wealthy a century ago. Today you can spend a little or a lot.
Glass of the Titans

How To Find Replacements for Unusually Shaped Windows

Victorian-era houses came decked out with windows in a variety of curvy shapes. Today, restoring them has gotten a lot easier.
Finding Replacements for Unusually Shaped Windows

How To Repair Leaded Glass

Learn to repair your home's old leaded glass by following along with a fearless DIYer.

Online exclusive: Download a list of materials you'll need for this project.
How To Repair Leaded Glass

How To Restore Sash Windows

Restoring your home's original sash windows is easier than it seems. We follow a Texas window restorer to get her tricks of the trade.
Online Exclusive: Get more tips, tricks, and advice on restoring old windows.
How To Restore Sash Windows

Inside Window Rehab: A Conversation with John Leeke

Discover the ins and outs of old-house windows through the eyes of a pro who's spent decades repairing them.
Inside Window Rehab: A Conversation with John Leek

Pictures in the Window

For most of the 19th century, cloth window shades painted with fantastic landscapes or illusionary designs added color and caché to rooms of all economic levels.

Picture This

Sash Window Clinic

Maintaining the Mechanics of Double-Hung Windows
Sash Window Clinic

Strips and Storm Windows

Your low-tech windows are probably more cost-effective than they seem. They simply need a little tender loving care to provide efficient, trouble-free service for another half century or so.
Storms and Strips

The Glass Menagerie

Repairing broken window glass doesn't have to be a pain. There are plenty of modern options for making old windows whole again, while keeping them looking their age.
The Glass Menagerie

Visions in Glass

At the turn of the 20th century, window designs took off in new directions to fit the cutting-edge houses of the day.
Visions in Glass

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