Wednesday, 29 February 2012

My new windows and doors

My new windows and doors are installed and I am thrilled, it all looks so wonderful. I am broke now of course, but it is completely worth the scrimping and saving that I will be doing for the next few months.




Lovely new front door


The back of the house.


View from the back bedroom window which I have never seen 'til now


And another


Patio doors from the inside


Front door from the inside


Patio doors open


And from the outside.


What more can I say, I love them and I am very happy. And finally safe from buglers (not that it is a particularly risky location!)

36 comments:

  1. They look great - definitely worth the scrimping. Those views are amazing!

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  2. I saved up last year for doors and windows, they are well worth going without for, add value, keep in warmth and save money

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  3. They look lovely, well worth it!

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  4. So lovely !
    Clean lines, yet old world charm, the best of both worlds..
    What lovely views, I could gaze through the windows all day long.
    ~Jo

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  5. Very posh looking. Love that front door and it looks custom.

    Worth it since they are "seen" everyday and make such an impact on energy, security, value, etc.

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  6. WOW...WOW...WOW...SO pretty!!! Nice choice! And I am in love with that front door. The back patio doors are crying out for a deck of some sort too. I see all sorts of fun projects for you in the future!

    Great views as well. Congrats!

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  7. Your doors and windows look very smart. I bet you're 'real chuffed'!
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  8. they look fabulous, I am saving for a new front door < cant wait to have enough money to get it

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  9. They look very sturdy and go beautifully with your house. I really like your patio doors, it's going to be a wonderful place to sit on a Summer evening with your beverage of choice.

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  10. Looks marvellous - good for you! My daughter put in a new double-glazed window in her bedroom and is thrilled by the difference it makes, and you'll be glad you did it come next winter. Warm and secure; what could be better? A sensible use of money.

    Jane

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  11. It's definitely worth saving for good quality when it comes to things like doors and windows - and the ones you've chose suit your house beautifully.

    Tawney x

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  12. It's always worth saving and buying really good quality when it comes to doors and windows. Yours look great and will last for many years. Your new home is really coming together now. Tawney x

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  13. Well done you! That new look of the windows and doors makes a hell of a difference. And it`s entirely worth the scrimping, I agree!! Lovely views. Your garden looks as if it`s sloped. Would lend itself for terraced veg plots, I think.

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  14. Wow wow wow and wow again. They look fantastic and your home now looks like you could rent it out as a holiday cottage should you want to do a holiday swap for free!

    Really happy for you and yes it will be worth the scrimping & saving for a while.

    Our new windows are nice but not as stunning looking as your new kit! :-)

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  15. Brilliant - they look fantastic :)

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  16. Just lovely, you can't beat the look of wood I think. Well done, enjoy!

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  17. Lovely jubbley!. Can't beat feeling safe. I love the colour of them. They are the colour we would have chosen given the option. Like the look of your house and garden. Will be interesting growing things on that slope.

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  18. Wonderful! Lovely choice of style. Your views are quite nice and I can only image how much light this all brings into the house. Glad to know you're are now safe behind the new doors. I do hope, though, that you watch your step out those patio doors. That's quite a dropoff. Will you be putting up a bit of deck or steps for better access? Your investment on this lot will pay in the long run with lower heating bills and increasing the value of your cottage. Great job!

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  19. It's all looking great Dan. I love your front door and the views from your windows are lovely. Your making your house into a lovely home.

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  20. Thank you for the lovely comments everyone! As some of you noticed, yes there is a rather dangerous drop now from the patoi doors, eventually I will deal with that (and meanwhile just warn guests) I already notice that the house is warmer, makes such a difference to not have those draughty old windows. This morning the spare room was warm for the first time since I moved in. And the sun came out today which made everything perfect!

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  21. They look beautiful!!! Last year we put 2 new front windows (120" long each)and a front door with a custom made screen door (because a standard door wouldn't fit)in our house. We need to replace all the other windows as they are drafty and old. It's expensive but it's necessary :)

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  22. Oh wow, your place is looking so lovely! I really like your door! I have a bit of a thing for a nice door!

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  23. Your new place really does look great :-)

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  24. Having a perfect view while sitting on your backyard - now that’s something. The doors are quite exceptional too. They’re like an entrance to a different world. With that place, you’ll always feel like you’re on vacation, even if you’re not!

    Anthony Blommel

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    1. Thank you, I do feel the same, I have a wonderful view and I can sit looking at it for hours (and do) and I am so thrilled with my doors and windows.

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  25. I think having the patio doors and windows are a good investment. It can let the sunlight in and lighten up the house, and it surely brightens up your morning. Hope that it is double-glazed, so it would keep you warm when winter comes.



    @Nancy Ferdinand

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    1. It is double glazed, don't worry! I have strong winter winds up on this hill and need all the help I can get!

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  26. I must say, they do add character to your house. I’m not usually impressed with bricks, other than the red ones, but the wooden doors did some magic to the whole façade. This clearly shows that wooden fixtures make a good finish to any architecture. I love the front door, by the way. It looks so solid, implying the fact that your home is tightly protected. :D

    - Ronald Miller

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  27. Oh, I love the patio door. It’s wide, and you can perfectly see a clear, wide view of the outside. I can imagine myself sitting on your sofa while enjoying the fresh air coming in. We’re currently in the process of renovating the patio door, and I want to make it wider. I want to enjoy a better view of my garden with its blooming flowers. And this just might be the right patio door for me!

    -Marla Hinds

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  28. Glass windows gives you the opportunity to have a better view of the beauty of nature. Also, it paves way for natural light to come in and give your house a lighter and livelier mood. I can sit by the window all day long and enjoy looking at the blue skies.

    -Ashlee Starns

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  29. Awesome stuff, Dan! Exchanging for double glazed windows is a great way to see the landscape from within your home. You can always check out http://windowinfo.co.uk for some great advice about double glazed windows.

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  30. Stylish doors and windows are good accent pieces to a home. However, both parts should be sturdy. It's security feature should also be updated.

    Patrick Tan

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  31. I like the boldness of your patio doors. See how it let natural light be your ambient lighting at your home. It also lets you to enjoy the outdoors without even stepping out of your home.

    Tricia Cheng

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  32. Your new windows and doors are looking so beautiful.

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