Tuesday 6th June 2017

Are you recycling old windows and looking for inspiration? There are numerous ways to transform your old window and door frames into new and exciting furniture or decor pieces.

As we’ve recently celebrated World Environment Day, we thought it apt to present some ideas for how you can be environmentally friendly while renovating your home or apartment. Even small steps like recycling old windows can help towards preventing further strain on the planet. And, if you haven’t yet decided on what new windows you want, get uPVC – it’s environmentally friendly too.

If you’ve recently had your windows removed to make way for new (*double glazed) windows, you may be tempted to just throw them away. But your old window and door frames can be recycled into beautiful home design features.

Here’s a visual roundup of some creative ways of repurposing old windows and shutters:

Old windows and doors converted into a greenhouse

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*Source: diyprojects.ideas2live4

Old window frame recycled into a chalk board

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*Source: phantasticphinds 

Old window frame used as a kitchen hanging rack

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*Source: homewatch 

Old window frames recycled into deck dividers

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*Source: apartmenttherapy

Old window and door frames reused as bedroom divider

recycling old windows

*Source: refurbished-ideas

Old window frame recycled into a flower basket

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*Source: hgtv

Old window frames recycled into a shower wall

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*Source: designsponge 

Old window frames used as internal walls

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*Source: designsponge 

Old door frame repurposed as bathroom storage unit

recycling old windows

*Source: hviturlakkris