Located in the heart of this quaint historic college town, the Newberry Opera House is loaded with extras. There’s plenty of antique shops, galleries and boutiques, cozy accommodations (including stately antebellum bed and breakfasts) and world-class entertainment.
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1. French Doors
French doors are a beautiful addition to any home. They can be used on the exterior or interior and come in a variety of designs. They can also be customized to fit your specific needs. It’s important to work with a professional when installing these doors, as they can be very tricky.
Located northwest of Columbia on the border of Sumter National Forest, Newberry has a long history of commerce and cotton production. This historic town offers a small-town southern lifestyle and is an excellent place to live, work, and play. It’s also an attractive location to visit, combining history, top-rated shows, and great dining in a charming, picturesque setting.
2. Sliding Doors
Sliding doors and windows are a wonderful addition to any Story County home. They maximize natural light, allow for great connectivity between indoor and outdoor spaces, facilitate traffic flow to and from the house, and add a beautiful view to your home.
They slide open and closed on a track, offering two-, three-, or four-panel options. They can also be made of a wide variety of materials, including wood, fiberglass, and aluminum. Often, they feature double-pane glass for increased energy efficiency.
They allow for a lot of light into your home, which can have health benefits and help reduce utility bills. They can be fitted with argon gas between the glass panes to increase energy efficiency even more. Some models can also be used as a partition to separate rooms or a room divider. A popular variation of this style is the pocket door, which can disappear into a wall to create generous open transitions.
3. Casement Windows
With a hinged design and a user-friendly crank or lever operation, casement windows are the ideal solution for homes with limited space. Their large glass panes provide an unobstructed view while providing ample natural light. They also come in a range of material, color, and finish options to match various architectural styles.
Unlike other window types, casement windows feature a smaller center mullion for a more seamless transition between the outdoors and your living space. They also use fewer hinges to allow more room for the swinging open window and a higher ventilation potential.
Combined with tight seals, casement windows help reduce energy leakage and air drafts. Look for models with low U-factors and high visible transmittance (VT) ratings to make your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Additionally, they are harder to break into, making them a great option for homeowners concerned with safety and security. They can also be paired with other window types like double-hung windows and picture windows for a custom aesthetic.
4. Bay Windows
A bay window protrudes from the home, adding more square footage and enhancing visual appeal. They cost more than other window styles due to their multi-window design, but add value if you choose Energy Star-partner models with low U-factors and high visible transmittance (VT) ratings. These options help reduce your heating and cooling bills, while allowing more daylight to fill your living spaces.
A craftsman bay window, popular in Craftsman bungalows for expanding interior square footage, features a front cross gabled wing supported by Tuscan colonettes. Its asymmetrical form harmonizes with other dwellings in the College Street Historic District, which contains nineteen residences dating from ca. 1880 to 1925. The houses span a range of styles, from vernacular Victorian to California Bungalow. Many homeowners install built-in bay window seats and benches, which provide extra seating and a space to stow table linens, blankets, and board games. They also offer a picturesque view of the neighborhood.