Ideas for filling empty windows


Every small town has empty windows in the city center. Some are empty buildings, some are used for storage and others are service companies that simply do not have much to put on the windows. Here are three ideas I saw during my trip to Cowlitz County, Washington State.

Make a mini-museum.

Work with the local museum to do a temporary exhibition in the windows. It works even for small outdoor showcases, which you sometimes see on old jewelery buildings. The photo at the top is a mini-museum I saw at Castle Rock, in the state of Washington.

Put in a white picket fence

This fence was also at Castle Rock. Interior service companies did not have much to put on the windows, so they filled them with this attractive alternative.

Doodle with windows

An artistic person with chalk for the windows put these wonderful vines in the window of downtown Kelso, Washington. Much better than just an empty window.

If you want to fill empty buildings, have you thought of dividing them into shared spaces?

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About Becky McCray

Becky launched Small Biz Survival in 2006 to share stories and ideas of building businesses and rural communities with other small businessmen. She and her husband own an Alva, Oklahoma liquor store and a small ranch nearby. Becky is an international speaker on small business.

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