|Living room windows before. These were original|
to our 1920s-built house and were very drafty.
|Living room windows after. Between the energy efficient bay window &|
the new door, the room is both lighter & cooler (or warmer) than before.
|Our original living room. We replaced the fireplace with our|
woodburning stove right after we moved in; the door was later.
|Trimwork & painting done! Now I need something for the wall between|
the door & alcove. Dan doesn't like the blank wall behind the stove
pipe & wants to hang something there. I'd rather have a chimney oven.
I really happy with the improvements. Even though we have the same floor space, the bay window gives the impression of making our small living room larger. It definitely gives more light, as does the new door. We still have to finish the rest of the front porch, but it's nice to have another room checked off the improvements list.
For details and photos of the entire living room project, check out my Our Old House remodeling website.