Sunday, September 16, 2007

New Doors & Windows! (in progress)

Our particular Cliff May floorplan is one of the "Lanai" models, which means it had an open patio as the front room. This was closed off a long time ago. (Actually it was done in 1970, as I discovered a Dodgers schedule in the wall). While part of me would like to open it back up to it's original state, it's really more practical for us to keep it closed in, so it can serve as our den. So, the goal now is to follow the lines of the house as closely as we can, to do it how we estimate the architect would have. We had door and window panels fabricated to match the originals as closely as possible. It's not totaly done, but it's quite a dramatic improvement from the outside and the inside. We'll post again when this front room is finished off. It still needs everything on the interior. Good thing I've honed my drywall skills...



3 comments:

Ephraim and Rachel said...

hey there! looks fantastic. you are eons ahead of us :(

JFOSTER said...

Hey guys I found your blog via Lotta Living...looks really great. I just got to the tail end of my remodel, trust me the blog may seem like work now but you will thank yourself in the long run. It makes you take notice of all the little things that you tend to overlook at the end of the project. Good Luck.....let me know if you have any questions about anything design or construction related.

Jerad Foster
www.drummondhome.blogspot.com

deagna said...

I also have a Cliff May that we're remodeling. I found you on Lotta Living.

I wish that we could afford to get the new full-height windows and doors to match the existing. Yours look wonderful! I'm jealous. I feel that it's not only an energy issue, but also a security issue.