Remodeling is expensive and time-consuming. While you want to avoid cutting corners, it’s still not a bad idea to save money when you can. Smart homeowners know how to pick and choose their battles.

One of the easiest ways to save money on your Austin home remodel is by using window film. Window film can be used to update old windows, surfaces, and even furniture.

Below, we’ve shared some of our favorite window film remodel tips and tricks.

Window Film Options that Are Great for Remodeling

Window films come in many different forms. Some are designed for windows only while others can be used on a variety of surfaces. If you’re planning to remodel, some window film options you should consider are:

  • Decorative and frosted film
  • 3M DI-NOC Architectural Finishes
  • Mirror and metal film
  • Energy efficient window film
  • Safety window film

Ways Window Film Can Be Used to Remodel Your Home

If you’re remodeling on a budget, window film can be a great money-saver. Here are some of the different ways you can use window film for your Austin home remodel.

Update Walls & Surfaces

Make cosmetic changes to your home with ease with decorative and frosted films. Architectural films like 3M DI-NOC are great for updating cabinets, counters, tiles, and even floors. Or try using frosted and patterned films for updating glass partitions, shower doors, and walls.

(Check out 3M’s beautiful line of architectural films here: DI-NOC_Brochure_Austin)

Make Appliances Look Like New

Restore scratched mirrors and metal appliances to their original beauty with mirror and metal film. Mirror and metal films are great for refinishing surfaces made of steel, glass, and aluminum.

Use Safety Film Instead of Tempered Glass

Safety measures are often required for windows located near showers and pools. Instead of using expensive tempered glass, opt for safety film instead.

Update Old Windows with Energy Efficient Film

Instead of throwing out old windows and replacing them, consider retrofitting the ones you have with window film. Energy efficient window films are a great way to insulate single pane glass and can help save money in the long run.


Discuss Your Plans with an Expert

Need help finding the perfect window film for your Austin home? We’d be happy to assist! Call our office today to speak to expert about your home remodeling plans.

Mike Kinsey uses his knowledge of window film products and industry innovations to help customers find simple, versatile solutions for meeting their architectural goals. As the Operations Manager for Custom Tint Solutions, he is the head of sales, customer relations, and product education and also personally oversees all window film installs from start to finish. His fifteen years of experience combined with his background in construction and project management sets him apart as an expert in his field. Mike's qualifications are extensive and are backed by certifications from 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.