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Marvin Windows

Posted by berkeleyscot on January 18, 2008

When we had kitchen remodelled 2 years ago, we had Marvin windows installed.

We didn’t focus on window covering and assumed we’d get curtains or some kind of shade. But it’s been frustrating. The window frames are not designed to have hooks drilled into them.

I’ve called the Marvin Company and was told they don’t provide window covering options. The Marvin windows shown in their advertising look onto beautiful, but private, vistas. Our kitchen windows overlook our neighbour and we want privacy for both us.

If anyone has experience of Marvin windows and installing binds or drapes, please share.


3 Responses to “Marvin Windows”

  1. Paul Manion said

    What type of windows did you purchase? Are they casement (crank out,) double hung (slide up and down,) or glider (slide side to side?) I don’t know if I can help, but I’d like to try. I have been selling Marvin windows in Michigan for about 13 years.

  2. Thank you for the response, Paul.

    We have Marvin casement windows with standard crank handles; they
    have wooden screens.

    Each window has nominal interior dimensions of 35″H by 24.5″W; there
    are four of them – two in each window frame.


  3. I solved the problem.

    I bought 2 cheese cloths. They look lacy. We got springy wiry things to fit in the windows and draped the cheese cloths over them.

    Now we have given our neighbours’ privacy and we haven’t lost any light!

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