A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

Posts Tagged ‘windows’

Taking One Last Look

I can scarcely believe it, and I don’t want to jinx it, but it appears that we are about to reach a pretty big milestone in the attic renovation, after three years: DOORS. The carpenter is coming bright and early in the morning. He has 5 doors to install including the closets along with 3…

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Storm Windows, Bookcases and Other Miscellany

Ugh, where does the time go? I haven’t been super busy, yet I haven’t managed to find time to post. Time to remedy that! Lots of little things, and one somewhat big thing, are happening around the house. In no particular order, here’s the latest: I’ve been getting quotes to replace the gutters, soffit and…

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Random Renovation Report

Just a few random things today. A lot has been happening, but nothing too exciting, in pictures or words. We had our rough framing, electrical and mechanical (HVAC) inspections last week. We needed to fix a few things on the electrical and framing, but it didn’t seem to be anything major. We passed our mechanical…

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So Where Were We?

We’ve just completed week four of our attic renovation (technically 3-1/2 weeks as they started the project mid-week), and the work has been humming along steadily. The exterior work is essentially done and I’m really happy with the outcome. Last Monday the windows were installed and they are beautiful. The long-term plan for the front…

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Bungalow Art Glass

I don’t think I’ve talked much about our art glass windows. If you’ve read my blog for a while or have seen it on Houseblogs.net, you know my banner used to look like this: Nowadays I’ve taken a more subtle approach in the banner and just use a few elements from the windows, but there…

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Temporarily Closed

As a result of our energy audit, Pete has gradually been working on winterizing the house. To try and prevent cold air from leaking into the house, he has been using a temporary caulk called Season Seal on windows that we never, or rarely, open. The caulk starts out white and dries clear, and it’ll…

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Energized

With all the doom and gloom hanging over our heads on the state of the economy, we’re looking for more ways to save,— but sometimes that means spending a little money first. We had the folks from Informed Energy Decisions over a couple weeks ago to perform an energy audit/condition survey of our bungalow. We…

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Reflections

Something we never noticed until now was the reflection on the wall from the art glass windows. Would the textured walls have disguised them? Perhaps. There are actually two reflections in this shot; you might be able to make out the faint reflection in the upper right hand corner above the main one. It seems…

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They’re Baaaack!

After the nice job they did on our window restoration, we knew we would have the Stripp Joynt back sooner rather than later to finish the woodwork in our house. So they arrived Monday morning and got right to work on the living room and dining room baseboard and door frames. I was filled with…

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Before-and-After

In case you haven’t noticed, I started a new, permanent Before-and-After section on the site to provide a synopsis of some of our major projects. It’s accessible via the Tabs at the top. The first two projects highlighted are the Basement and the Windows. My definition of “after” may be a little loose. In some…

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