You may remember that awhile back I discussed our plans for some spruce house updates in a post. We thought to vault the ceilings in the main living area, replace our large front window, and convert our large back window to an oversized sliding door. After discussing with various contractors, we realized that we just wouldn’t get a return on our investment of vaulting the ceiling. So, we decided to skip that portion of the plan and finally went ahead with the new door and window and are loving it! Here are some before and after photos for those that are interested:
Oddly enough, even though the window size didn’t change it feels like there is more light let in through the new front window. We bought some bamboo shades and I definitely prefer them to several curtain panels. We are going to add a panel of each side for decorative purposes sometime soon. There definitely is more light in the house thanks to adding an 8 foot sliding door. Not to mention the airflow in the house is just awesome now. I’m currently enjoying the autumn breeze flowing through the house.
As you can see, we also changed up our dining area furniture so that the door was easily accessible. I love a good Craigslist find! Now we want to paint the house exterior and then we’re done with home improvements for awhile – phew! Anyone else planning something new for their house in the near future?