Why Marvin?

At Manchester Millwork we choose to partner with Marvin to connect your home to the outside world. Marvin is a family-owned and operated cedar and lumber company specializing in Windows and Doors has been creating and enhancing homes since 1912. In the past year, our homes have become more important than ever before.  Marvin strives to provide windows and doors to give you a space where you can “live, work, think and feel.” They...

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Case Study: Custom Built Home in Colchester, CT

The Project: One-of-a-Kind Custom Built Home in Colchester, CT The Goal: To provide the Homeowners with the best options available in windows and patio doors and to work with the general contractor to deliver windows specified on the blueprints by the architect.  Why we were Contacted: We were contacted due to a relationship we had with the homeowner. We had been in contact throughout the process, and before the prints were completed the owners...

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Prep your Windows & Doors to Beat the Summer Heat!

PREP YOUR WINDOWS AND DOORS TO BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT It’s officially summer, and the AC is crankin! Temperatures are high, times are unpredictable, and spending money unnecessarily is a bit scary right now… We could all use some tips for cooling down our homes while savinig money on our energy bill. Read our tips for what you can do today to keep the heat out and cool air in: TIPS: KEEP OUT THE...

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Window Box Inspiration for Spring

We have been getting inspired this spring and we wanted to share our favorite window box designs that you can recreate at your home. These tiny garden are not just for French and English cottage style homes.  A sleek contemporary box can compliment the architecture of a modern home as well as colonial styles. People who live in smaller spaces without big yards are even using them to plan tiny vegetable and herb gardens!...

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

There's so much going on right now, it's difficult to keep everything straight. We hope this checklist will help you stay organized as you tackle the projects that come with the springtime. Enjoy! Springtime Checklist- the little things you might forget! -Wash all windows- inside & outside (it might be necessary to hire someone to do the upper floors of your home)... And while you're at it- hit the mirrors with some windex, too!...

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Case Study: Cafe Aura Renovation (The Historic Cavey’s Building in Manchester)

The Project: Cafe Aura Renovation (The Historic Cavey's Building in Manchester) The Goal: Replace the old windows with new energy efficient and architecturally correct units that would preserve the original look of the building. Why did the client contact us at Manchester Millwork? We have been supplying The Andrew Ansaldi Co (general contractor on the project) with windows & doors for over 30 years! We met with the client several times in the field...

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Inspired by Marvin

A veteran architect offers thoughtful tips on how to plan for generational needs. 32 inches. That’s the clear width of a typical household doorway. What happens if you add 4 inches to that clear width? For starters, you gain more light. More accessibility. More convenience. More of everything that may be important to a multigenerational family. That’s just one of the residential design ideas of architect Scott Rappe, AIA, principal of Kuklinski + Rappe...

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Soaking in the Trend: Statement Tubs with Dreamy Views

Soaking tubs with nature views are putting the “rest” back in restroom. When we talk about making a bold statement in bathroom design trends, we usually mention striking marble, walls of wallpaper or colorful hand-painted tile. Those trends are all still going strong, but lately, bathroom designers and homeowners are making a statement with an old bathroom staple: the bathtub. Oversized, standalone tubs are gaining traction as statement pieces that—when coupled with expansive windows...

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Old Windows and Doors Failing? Switch to Energy Efficient Ones & Start Saving Today

The most common reasons for installing new doors or windows into your property, besides vanity, is to save money on your energy bills and keep the inside of your home warmer during the winter months. Not only do energy efficient doors and windows save you money for years to come and keep your home warm, but they are better for the environment as well. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOWS & DOORS Reasons...

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