Oh Jeez! We just bought windows! We called a guy for a quote and two hours later we signed the paperwork for 24 windows. Our home is almost twenty years old (crazy) and we bought it 14 years ago. #wheredidthetimego
So, our home needs a few makeovers and the windows are literally falling out of the frame. Last night Denver had a windy night and one of our windows just popped out of the frame and landed on the chaise below.
But, right this moment I am having minor price anxiety meltdown. Has anyone recently priced or installed windows? I included the rough estimate at the bottom of the post.
Buying windows was at the bottom of our home makeover list. But, the thought of new windows (without the grids) means unobstructed views of the pine trees and mountain views… takes a little of the price pain away. But, we are knee deep in tuition payments and a tech company startup.
I floated this alternative window design to my (current) husband.
Two years ago I painted our newly installed casement windows ) after we framed the windows for a more substantial look. Seriously, trim around doors and windows adds so much character for very little money.
Needless to say, this weekending is all about window trends and finds.
I found this photo on Pinterest and sadly the links took me nowhere. But, I love how the window became a little office with a view.
I saved this image for an idea for my current office update.
I love these black trimmed windows; like obsessed. But, the price to have the interior and exterior trim with a black finish adds like $300.00 (per window).
Okay, total aside, but I am in awe of those branches on the kitchen island. It looks amazing, but in my (not a trophy wife) house, it would look like a stuck an uprooted tree into a pot and called it good. It makes me giggle just thinking about my family’s reaction.
And, then there is always this option if I don’t get over my sticker shock in the next 24 hours.
You can read about this couple’s journey to this little glass cabin in the woods here.
So if you are wondering the cost per window, including installation and permit, the quote came to approximately $850/each. That includes a mix of glass panes, casement and the up/down sliders on our street-facing side of the house. The installation is higher because our home has brick and stucco which don’t always fair well during installation.
Now I am really freaking out. I need to talk to my (current) husband. Happy Weekend?!
Is it warming up where you are?