We all love a room with a view, but we don’t want to pay for the windows that frame the view.
When you think about it, the windows are really expensive frames with UV protection and locks. We found most replacement companies had a five window minimum. We went from plans to purchase five to fourteen windows in a matter of minutes. And, that was just for the front of the house.
I know, right? We were shocked at how quickly windows add up (literally and financially). Whatever the total- no one likes to write that check.
Here’s a fun quiz. Right now, guess how many windows you have in your house? That number adds up quickly, right? Here are a few before photos in the living and family rooms. The windows look nice from this view, But, they were almost twenty-year-old builder basic. And, in Colorado, they are subjected to dry, hot air with temperature swings in 24 hours.
I did a few living room updates last summer here.
The previous windows had the plastic grids in between the glass. The grids, never bothered us until they did.
And, we realized our views were compartmentalized into 8×8 squares.
Here’s what stinks about new windows; they cost a lot of money and most people will never notice the shiny, new glass. Funny fact, if my boys were gone the week of the installation, they would never have noticed.
And then, after that check and the installation you get this …
Why did we wait so long to do this? That was my question when we replaced our windows last summer. Of course, we forgot that it was the expense of buying windows that took so long. Oh, and the fact our kids practiced their forehands and backhands on the driveway for an entire summer.
The new windows, without the grids, gave us uninterrupted views of the mountain ranges, the trees and even the wildlife that meanders thru our front yard.