Friday, February 25, 2011

A journey

We begin in an under-utilized corner of my house.

 The windows are original.

 The windows are ridiculously ugly.

These guys didn't even open.

They were neglected, leaky and unloved.

They were rusty and sad.

 The basement windows were even worse.

They leaked during the big rains last summer, soaking our poor drywall.

But, wait! What's this?

Big, airy, open windows that really open? Game. Changer.

 How rad is this?
 No leaks! No rust!
 Nothing but light, light, light!
And below deck? The glass is semi-frosted for privacy, so we don't even need creepy basement curtains.

Oh, glorious day!

I've been waiting since December for these new windows and it was so worth it. No matter how much pretty paint and furniture we put in the old window rooms, they just never sparkled. It's amazing what a new window can do!

We still need to paint the new trim in the bedroom and make window boxes (as in boxes that trim the window indents in the basement, not boxes for flowers outside the windows), but whatevs. This is a huge improvement!

Have a good weekend!


  1. May I ask where you got the basement windows & who installed them? Were they custom ordered to fit the hole, or just bought off the shelf? I need new ones BADLY! I got one estimate which was crazy high, and a different window guy told me he would not do basement windows cuz they are "labor intensive", meaning a pain in the rear! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  2. We got quotes from a few places, but decided to go with Window World. They measured the windows, but as you can see in the photos, the new ones have a much thicker trim and so look smaller. The crew at WW did a great job on install and we were so happy with the price. I'd definitely recommend them!


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