Another day gone by, another door installed. Shaking up the dining room.
Before, we had a sagging, unable to open, bay window. It was big at 8 feet wide and 5 1/5 feet tall, but the grids broke up the view.
Almost immediately after moving in, we knew we wanted to swap the window for a sliding door. Once we rebuild the rotting deck, we’ll extend a walkway to the edge.
Nearly the same size (only 15 inches closer to the floor), it feels so open now.
Having two four-foot wide sections of glass versus 45 small panes makes a world of difference.
As with our new bedroom door, we’ve hung curtains on either side of the door; essentially treating it like a window.
I think my plants will love this brighter, sunny spot.
Seeing as we just installed the door this weekend, we have finishing work left to do. Like a stained wood threshold, door casings, trim, and paint.
To install the remaining lap siding on the front of the house, we moved the window installing operation to the dining room.
Now the house is ‘bookended’ by doors. Our bedroom on the right and dining on the left end. Lovely little pattern of doors and windows.
Unlike the back and garage ends of the house, the front will have more steel than lap siding. To add more interest and break up the length of the house, we have decided to wrap the bumped out areas in steel. We’ll also carry the steel around the bottom, matching the garage end.
Basically, it’ll look something like this obviously rough Photoshopped version:
And with decks with privacy style railings, maybe something like this:
Also, how hot are dark bands around the decks? Might have to steal that idea, too.