A rainy weekend is a good time to turn back to the inside of the house to finish up some trim. The old kitchen had a small window above the sink. We decided that replacing the window with double casement windows would help bring in as much light as possible. Switching out a window or installing replacement windows is one thing. Replacement windows are custom fit to the existing window jamb opening and require very little work to be done on the outside of the house, making it quicker, easier and cheaper to replace.
The window that we took out was not one of the original windows and was likely put in during one of the more recent renovations. It was small and did not match the style of what we were looking to do. I had purchased two large casements for a project years ago but never used. Instead of doing a typical replacement window I decided to reframe a new opening to set these up as a double window.
Pro Tip: Framing a new window opening is a much bigger endeavor than just a replacement window, but the benefits can be worth it. Making it structurally sound with a new header to distribute the weight of the wall above down to the foundation. Don’t overlook the importance of flashing and weather seal to prevent future problems.
This weekend I finished up the trim around the window and with the bit of rain that we had it made the all the green outside really pop. the window looks out over a little enclosed area behind the house. It is a great spot to watch the squirrels and birds in the the intertwining branches of the the great old trees of the Humphreys House.