Finally something to post about.
We decided to have new windows and glass doors installed before finishing up the kitchen. The old ones were original to this house that was built in 1975, aluminum and heavy with lots of drafty areas. One of the glass doors sounded like scraping metal to metal when you opened it; I won't miss that sound at all. The first thing I thought about after I used the new door was how quiet they were. My neighbor's dog always heard when I opened the door and would come running down the bank to the fence, looking/waiting for her treat. I don't think I will need to buy as many milk bone for her now, you can barely hear it open.
The install was this last Friday, a big job, 11 windows and 2 glass doors. Getting ready was not all that bad, I just removed all the drapery and blinds from the windows and doors and moved some furniture. Moving all my potted plants from around the patios and entrance was the most work!
|The two tall ones are for our two front windows. Those were 10 feet wide!|
|Front window before|
|Inside Kitchen being installed|
|Patio Door off Kitchen, before|
|Entrance (dining room window) Before|
|After (dining room window)|
|Mexican Patio Before|
|Mexican Patio After|
|another view of Mexican Patio|
|Kitchen window after installation|
|Kitchen Sliding Glass Door from inside.|
On to the kitchen update:
Saturday we found a granite slab that we liked for the kitchen counter. Here is a photo of that, it is called Cafe Creme, we bought it at Arizona Tile in San Diego.
|Cafe Creme Granite|