that these window grilles are but a simulation of the classic ones.
Trends come and go. That's the nature of the beast. Grilles may or may not be in vogue. If you find that they are not, wait awhile and they'll come back in -- at which time you will want to dig out and put on your bell-bottom jeans.
The standard grille inserts are a real pain. They bulge and warp, and you or your maid or the painter will need to remove them in order to clean the glass.
Also, unless they are pre-finished, they will need painting, staining, etc. (anal pain alert!)
Inserts make glass cleaning a pain in the butt. If you are renovating, get the windows with the grilles embedded inside. Then when grilles go out of style, spend another 10,000 grand to replace yet again. hehe. You sucker. Capitalism sucks. Blow up your T.V. Move to the country. Plant a little garden.
Don't let an artist get bored around the house -- it will lead to things like this.
This classic look is a stick-on imitation that I made up.
Due to the number of enquiries, I am now offering them as a DIY product.
I have suspended this offer for the time being, and continue to fiddle and experiment with this endeavour. There are a multitude of problems to surmount before I would be comfortable in offering these kits to the public. As far as that goes, I may be the only businessman left with a conscience these days!
You are welcome to subscribe to my grille mailing list, in the event that I strike on solutions to las problemos.
e-mail me at mjz(at)goinggreatguns.com
These are no longer offered. The aforesaid problems proved to be insurmountable. So quit asking, please.
Because these painted grilles lay flat to the glass, window washing is a breeze.
Here is a strip that I partially pulled off, to illustrate how both sides were painted and how they appear.
The dark green (exterior) side has similar shadowing and highlights, and was a match to the exterior green trim work -- green being a trend colour at that time. This particular exterior was redone in a faux woodgrain, and the grillework removed, since it no longer matched.
Here is another application. Used here, the applied grilles made the entry look rather secure.
These are done away with now, since I acquired a dog, which serves me fine for security.
On the other hand, the grilles never barked or needed walking or brushing.