When we started the window shopping process we quickly realized they were going to be one of the most, if not the most, expensive house projects. This led us to approach the project in stages in order to avoid financing. The first stage of windows made a big difference so we were anxious to get the second stage started.
For the second stage of windows we decided to focus on the living room and the bathrooms. Replacing these would finish off large chunks of the house and leave the bedrooms and office for the final stage. Also, our living room was constantly one of the coldest places in the house during the winter and the windows had a lot to do with that.
The first part of this round was deciding on what style of windows to do. All of the windows in the house were sliders, including the front. We wanted to update the appearance of the house as well as the windows, so we looked in to various configurations for the front. The look we ended up going with was two stationary windows in the middle and two casement windows on the outside. This kept the size of the window opening the same, which we liked, but eliminated the horizontal bar in the middle, creating a cleaner look.
We are really happy we went with this look. It not only looks great from the outside, but makes the living room feel so much bigger as well!
For the bathrooms, we decided to go with casement windows as well. We looked in to sliders, but the frames are so big these days the glass would have been a lot smaller than what we had before. Also, with one large piece of glass it really opened up the bathroom.
Once again we were really happy with how the windows turned out and their quality. As a reminder we used Andersen E-series windows which use to be called Eagle windows as seen in round one. Now we just needed to save some money to do the final round of windows!
Be seeing you.