On to house #2! The new challenge: take a 1953, 2400 sq. ft. ranch house in Arlington, VA and turn it into a two-story, 4800 sq. ft. Craftsman style house. After spending four years from start to finish on the first house, we're hoping to finish this one in 2 to 3 years instead. Back to construction zone living!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
We replaced one of our old windows today. I was hoping to be able to reuse the old frames, but ended up having to take everything out and build a new smaller frame outside where the original frame was. The brick opening wasn't the same on the outside as the inside so we ended up pushing the window 4 inches further out than where the old ones were to make the new window fit. But it looks a lot better with more depth on the inside. We're going to spray foam around the opening and then build new trim to finish it. I think we're going to do something more arts and crafts style for the trim, but haven't decided just yet. So it's staying untrimmed for now.