Monday, September 9, 2013

Windows, Walls & More

We've gotten so much done in the last couple of weeks, as we put this great old house back together.  I wanted to share a few photos, so you can see our progress.

We replaced the old single pane windows in the back of the house.  And now that the garage isn't there, we were able to add 4 new windows on the east facing wall - flooding the house with morning sunlight!
New Window Getting Added to East Wall
Our friends from Elldee Electric came out and ran power to all the new outlets and lighting fixtures that we are adding. We've installed lots of recessed lighting, as well as cabinet lighting, undercounter lights, and new ceiling fixtures. Can't wait to get the fixtures installed (but we're a long way from that point!).

The drywall guys quickly got to work and we now have real walls in place.  I love watching Dan Caron on stilts, getting all the tape and mud work done.  And it wasn't an easy job.  Working around those antique beams in the master bedroom was a challenge.  But, what a difference walls make!  Oddly, they make the rooms look bigger than just the studs.

The old roof has been stripped (all 3 layers of it!) and new, architectural shingles have been installed.  As well as brand new Velux skylights in the bedrooms and bathroom.

Of course we still have a lot more to do, but it's getting pretty exciting around here!

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  1. I love all the windows! It'll make such a difference

    1. Thanks Mollie!! I really, really love having lots of sunlight streaming in a house. Maybe it's because we live so far north, but it makes such a difference in the way a house feels!

      As always, thanks so much for reading and commenting!

      Best, Laurel

  2. we're doing the same thing here...I put 4 huge windows in the kitchen, we get great morning light too...I told our contractor to make them as big as possible and we love them! thanks for sharing your projects :)


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