Real Estate with Anessa Cohen

In last week’s article, I shared that I planned to replace the windows in my living room as part of my “keep busy during COVID” project list. I retained “Renewals from Anderson” to come in and change my ordinary living-room windows into a floor-to-ceiling bank of windows, which succeeded in bringing the outdoors right into my living room.

This is the first time I have worked with these guys, but it will not be the last. I felt like royalty! The installers were so professional and talented. They covered every inch of furniture and flooring without any prompting, covered their shoes so no excess dirt would be brought into the house, and then got to work.

With any installation, little problems do come up that need to be dealt with, whether it’s with initial measurements or working around existing electrical outlets and making little changes (the result of different epiphanies I had as they worked). The installers took these adjustments in stride and worked them all out as if they had been in the original plans. Of course, I was delighted!

The windows were installed seamlessly after they sliced through the outer and inner walls, the area insulated and prepared before installing the final windows. They were so beautifully done that I do not think there will be any paint touch-ups needed.

Needless to say, I am ecstatic and really energized by how good it all came out. I am now trying to decide what my next project will be since I seem to be on a roll of positive accomplishments. I am so excited by the work done by Renewals from Anderson that I am thinking of maybe doing more of these fabulous window replacements in other rooms in my house!

Now of course, I must finish off my quest by getting shades to fit my wonderful “windows on the neighborhood.” I guess that will be my project for the next few days, otherwise, just like I can look out on the neighborhood through my new bank of windows, everyone passing by my house will be able to look into my house through those same windows—and that was not the outcome I was looking for.

Kidding aside, these windows have created the pleasing effect of lots of sunlight and airiness in my living room, visually enlarging the entire room as well as bringing so much outdoor light inside. So, whatever shades I do get need to be light so as not to take away from my new windows. I guess I have my work cut out for me tomorrow!

Anessa Cohen lives in Cedarhurst and is a licensed real-estate broker (Anessa V Cohen Realty) and a licensed N.Y.S. loan officer (FM Home Loans) with over 20 years of experience offering full-service residential, commercial, and management real-estate services as well as mortgage services. She can be reached at 516-569-5007 or via her website, Readers are encouraged to send questions or comments to Read more of Anessa Cohen’s here.


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