If you’re upgrading your windows by replacing them with vinyl windows in Kansas City (a good idea, by the way), then don’t just throw out your old windows. There’s a good chance that one of the reasons you installed new vinyl windows was to make your home more energy efficient and environmentally friendly, so why not find a way to re-purpose those old windows? One way that you can do this is by making a greenhouse out of them!
There are a number of ways that you can use your old windows to create a greenhouse. A simple way would be to use a table as a base, then attach four windows together as the walls. Use two more windows to create a roof. You can build a simple wooden frame to help hold all the windows in place. If you wanted to make a larger greenhouse, then you can increase the number of windows that you use. For example, if you want a greenhouse with two separate levels, stack another four windows on top of the four windows that make up your walls.
If you have taller windows, then you could even make a small greenhouse that you can actually walk into. This, of course, will take a little bit more effort to build since more materials will be required – not to mention a bit more work. Another option would be to make a mini-greenhouse out of three uniform windows and some scrap lumber material, such as from an old storm window. A greenhouse of this size can be placed almost anywhere, from your deck to your porch or just up against the exterior of your house.