Integrated into the Door

When the new front door to the Cottage was installed I left out a detail.

The shade is between two pieces of glass.

The new door has a louvered shade built between the two panes of glass.

At the top the slider opens and closes the louvers; at the bottom it raises and lowers the entire shade.

The shade is controlled by a slider on the inside of the door.  There are no rods or strings.

The slider is on the right hand side.

If the shade needs to be removed the glass can be unscrewed.

The new door.

The new door has made the Cottage more insulated and quieter.

The house is reflected in the glass.

The muntins and mullions are also between the glass.

Have you installed replacement windows?

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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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