The latest news on the home front– the windows and glass doors were installed this past week! I must tell you, it gave me a huge sigh of relief to finally see them in.  The process of selecting windows took longer and was more difficult than I ever imagined. We're not working with an architect, so I'm the fall girl if things don't look right! Luckily, they are great and the only adjustments were to raise the two kitchen windows.

Just to recap the decisions that went into the window selection:

manufacturer – Jeld-Wen

style - I call it 'new farmhouse'

opening/closing options - we chose casement for the most part

color - white on exterior trim, black on interior (primed in white for now)

Previous posts on choosing the windows are here and here.


The above french doors open from the kitchen to an outdoor dining area and garden.


The window on the right is in the family room nook.


This is the nook window from the inside.


These are the two kitchen windows that needed adjusting.  They were too low, so we raised them by eight inches. There is a nice view of the hills from here, so it was necessary to raise them or else anyone taller than 5'6" couldn't see out!

The range with hood above, will go in the middle and a long countertop will run from one end to the other. On each end will be upper cabinets that come all the way down to the countertop.


The dining room doors that will open to a railing (no deck).


The living room french doors that will open to a deck. 


This is the hallway that goes the the bedrooms. Kids bedrooms and linen closet are on the right, back staircase and master bedroom on the left. It was super dark before, so we added a skylight. Huge improvement!


This is the master bedroom. There are two windows on each side of where the bed will go, and french doors that open to a small balcony. 


Another shot of the master bedroom doors.


We added a skylight to the master bathroom too.


This window is above where the bathtub will be.


Since the kid's bathrooms were added last year, not much is being done to their rooms. Lily is due for a decor update (click here for info on that) as well as new windows to match the rest of the house.


Lily has two twin beds, so I had the window moved to be in the center of where they will go. While they were at it, right?


New windows from the outside.

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Cabinetry decisions 

Architectural details

Wide plank flooring 

Have a wonderful week and Happy Hanukkah!!


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