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Bring the pane

Windows can make or break good cottage design. How to choose the best ones for your space

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LIAM MOGAN

WAY UP Windows like these won’t open and are too high for curtains. Instead, to keep out the heat, apply a solar film or choose tinted glass.

You want to maximize the view. You want to let in the light. You want to keep out the heat in the summer and let it in during the winter. You just want it all, don’t you? Well, the right windows can deliver—but you have to choose carefully. “The diversity of windows is startling,” says Kevin Downey, an architectural designer. He recommends windows clad in extra-durable materials, especially for cottages that are exposed to the elements and unheated over the winter. “You need to build sturdier.”

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Cottage Life’s Fall issue brings you the magic of the season. Kick your campfire up a notch with desserts that are delicious and pure fun. Get inspired by the story of a family whose three generations pitch in to add on to their retreat—gaining hands-on skills and a love of the cottage along the way. Discover the secrets to better sleep at the lake. Build a fold-up workbench, and get the lowdown on Tesla solar roof tiles, two handy jacks, and six small problem-solving gadgets for your workshop. Choose the best water-filtration system for your family (so you can stop hauling water to the cottage!). And when it’s finally time to close up for the season, we’ve got 17 smarter ways to put your boats, docks, plumbing, and more to bed—with a lot less stress. Plus, as fish numbers drop, we asked the experts what’s going on below the surface of our lakes. Chock full of advice and inspiration, this issue offers the best of fall at the cottage.
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