Holes in the Wall

The contractor came to remove and replace windows in the Cottage.

The Cottage floorplan: note the placement of the various windows.

There are a total of 5.

New to replace the old.

Happily yesterday was a beautiful day to take the windows out and let the fresh air in.

The original Cottage bathroom window.
The bathroom window (removed) at the rear of the Cottage overlooks our scrap lumber pile.

In the middle of the day I received a text with two photos — one for each window that had been removed.

The window on the side wall closest to the front door.
From the framing the contractor could tell this used to be a door.
Two down. 2 singles and a triple remain.

Interestingly the first ones to go were the 2 single sash windows: in the bathroom and in the bedroom areas.

The new bathroom window.
The bathroom window from outside.

These two have now been replaced with weather efficient models:  Pella Thermastar.

Do you prefer a sash or casement window?

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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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