A New Cottage Door

When I first moved into The Glade in 1997 we used The Cottage as an office.  At the time we called it The Little House.

The Dutch door on the Cottage always sagged in the doorway.

It had a Dutch door.

The $35 refurbished door that Charlie and I hung in 2011.

After awhile the Dutch door became structurally unsound so we replaced it with a $35 door from Second Chance Warehouse, a Baltimore salvage center.

The old-fashioned screen door on the Cottage.

Now the Cottage is getting a better treatment.

The old doors have been removed and new ones are ready for hanging.

In order to keep the Cottage filled with light we decided to replace the nine-light front door with one almost exactly the same except the new one is more energy efficient.

Squaring up the new door.

The main door which erroneously opens “out” has been replaced on the interior and opens “in” like most residential doors.

The new Cottage door.

We’re expecting the screen door which was on the inside to be replaced with an exterior storm door.

Glade Cottage before the new windows and doors.
New windows and doors on the Cottage have made it more energy efficient.

The Cottage will soon be ready for a new coat of paint.

Cast offs.

Who needs a door?

What color is your front door?

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.

3 thoughts on “A New Cottage Door”

  1. How wonderful that the cottage has a new lease on life and that your tenant will much more comfortable next winter. Who knew that crossing off renting out the cottage would bring so many improvements to this little charmer.

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