Home Projects Summer 2012: Part Two

So Part One of our Summer House Projects have been completed and we’re on to Part Two….. New Windows and a new sliding door.

We have been wanting to get the windows done for years. They are single glazed wooden frames and horrid. They let the cold in and the warm out. They only have side openers and therefore I don’t feel safe opening them in the children’s rooms incase they decide to lean out just that bit too far. This has resulted in a fair few restless hot nights for them.

We have had many quotes over the years, but just never had the funds to replace them. We decided to go with the same company that installed the conservatory the summer after we moved here. We also knew that we wanted top openers as well as side openers where possible. We also asked them to quote to change the sliding door which connects the lounge to the conservatory. It was originally an external door but it had a thick dark wood frame and a thick frame on the window pane. It was also very heavy to move and often came off the rails, so something a bit cleaner looking and easier would really help us.

The guys arrived bright and early on the day and go to work. They started upstairs first in the children’s room, then ours, then downstairs to the kitchen and cloakroom, leaving the sliding door until last. They worked really quickly and efficiantly (as well as being supplied with a few cups of tea). But we are really pleased with the results.

It’s amazing how much of a difference new window’s can actually make. The house feels lighter and brighter, and with the new carpet upstairs it also feels warmer. Now that the horrid dark wood frame has been replaced by a nice clean line white one in the lounge, it doesn’t feel as dark. Everything is nice and white and matching….how long they’ll remain finger print free is left to be unseen.

Now….on to the interior doors…..




  1. August 11, 2012 / 8:30 pm

    Rachel you have been busy on the house. Looks like much nesting going on there! New windows can transform the look of a house and looks like yours are doing just that!

    • Confessions of a SAHM
      August 11, 2012 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks Fiona! We wanted to try and get as much of the big stuff out of the way before baby arrives as we wouldn’t have time after. Everything is pretty much done now..then we can relax 🙂 x