Oh man, where to begin? I feel like so much has happened since our video tour, but I guess the main thing is that all the windows and sliding glass doors are in! If you’d rather, skip to the photos below.
The only thing left to install in this area of construction is the front door. We were going to use another sliding glass door, but we had a door with nearly all glass sitting around. We’re using it instead–it’s easier to install because less metal must be cut and less difficult framing is required, since it only has to be really seriously framed on the side where the hinges are. Annnnd…it’s also free. Which is good.
What we’ve bought recently:
2 sliding glass doors from Lowe’s: They’re Reliabuilt brand, vinyl framed, $295 each. They look good, function well, and were as easy to install as anything else. They’re not like, the high end of what you can buy, but they’ll do just fine–and we didn’t want to spend $1000 on each door, which was pretty much the next option.
1 window: Also Reliabuilt. $95 (about). Vinyl framed. 35 inches x 35 inches. This is a side-to-side slider, rather than an up and down slide. We prefer those.
1 gallon of paint: $30-ish.
You may recall the lady who sold us our cabinets gave us a window for free. It’s also 35×35, and a side slider. It’s the one we put in the back-facing wall.
Front door: (Pics when it’s installed–probably this weekend) My husband got this somewhere so long ago he doesn’t even remember. It’s a nice door, almost all glass, high quality. We knew we’d need it sometime. We decided to cut nearly $300 out of the budget by using this instead of another sliding glass door. And, as I said, it’s going to be easier to install and require we remove less metal. But I still get my glass for the light/view, so it’s all good.
The bedroom is at the opposite end of the containers. The center container (with the sliding glass door) is part of the living space. The living room area will be just on the other side of this window, but more in the container to the right than in the center one.
Kitchen window, uninstalled.
Kitchen window, installed.
View from kitchen window. Next year I might do something radical like cut that privet hedge you can see to the left. Then we’ll be able to see the neighbor’s pasture across the road a bit more. It’s lovely–they’ve got horses and sometimes cattle.
View from the window that faces that hill behind us. From this window you can see the laundry/utility room (if you peek around) and a nice view of the woods–deer included.
Can you see the air conditioner peeking from behind that sheet of metal?
As a note of orientation, the window above is directly across from the kitchen window–they’re just on opposite sides of the structure.
Immediately after installation. You can see its accompanying piece of metal just outside. In the bedroom.
A little earlier in the day–That’s the metal Hubs just cut out. And that’s our wee camper behind it… Share the vision: Next year there will be an 8×10 deck with a sun garden just past that. Mmmm.
The bedroom is the only room we’re painting…except maybe one wall of the bathroom.
We’ll trim the top and bottom with cedar. Also, the paint isn’t as minty as it may appear…
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