Round Windows are Expensive

I told you here all about our bird’s eye window in our bathroom and that during the renovation we are adding 2 more.

The bird's eye window at The Glade.
The bird’s eye window at The Glade.

When I asked our contractor how much the 24 inch diameter round windows cost on the pricing sheet the answer was $1300 each. So naturally I went to work searching the internet for round windows. I was happy to use a used window.

This beauty is no longer available.
This beauty is no longer available.

No such luck. Then on Ebay I found a vendor of specialty windows in New England.  The 24 inch round window is $635.  The wagon wheel grill another $125.

Round window with wagon wheel insert.
Outside of round window with wagon wheel insert.

And the interior trim is $145. That’s $905 per window, a savings of $395 per window.

The inside casing trims the installed window much like the one we have. (The horizontal boards are removed on installation.)
The inside casing trims the installed window much like the one we have. (The horizontal boards are removed on installation.)

While talking to the salesman I asked if there was a discount for ordering 2.  He said he would give me the 5%  that he allows contractors.  I said great and before the conversation was ended he offered a 6% refund so the price for 2 round windows is  actually $1702 with free shipping and no sales tax.

I’ve been getting a lot of mileage lately just asking for a discount.

What gets you out of your comfort zone?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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