Sunday, April 29, 2012

Garden Window

While the overall pantry improvement is slowly progressing to a completed state, a giant step in progress was made over the weekend - installing a garden window. I found this window on craigslist after finding that brand new garden windows usually go for $700+. I paid $460 which is still pretty up there, but the finished product was certainly worth it.

It took a total of 7 hours to install and get the trim boards up and primed, then another couple of hours to paint. It changes the feel of the pantry completely and the view outside to the waterfall and backyard is great.

Before the cut.

During the cut.



And painted.

The view from inside looking through the bevel pantry doors.


Andrew Garberson said...

Incredible! Must have added so much light to your pantry. Any "before making the first cut" recommendations?

Joe said...

Hi Andrew- Thanks for visiting the blog. The light increase was enormous - much more than I originally imagined. I highly recommend locating your studs prior to cutting. It will help with calculating wood length for the double header and frame. My stud finder included an "electricity check" as well. Always better to make sure you're not cutting into hot wires. Other than that, just verify you're up to code and take your time and enjoy! The results are worth it.

Marla Hinds said...

I can see what you’re talking about there. It really changes a whole lot on that side of the wall! Needless to say, I can see more life from it now. :D I think it will be nice if you’ll add more plants to it. A garden window is a mini green house disguising as a window, after all. :D