The previous owners of housenumber59 made some strange choices, the most unusual being their choice of windows.
According to our neighbours, when the previous owners of housenumber59 first moved in, the house had hideous aluminium windows. I can understand why they were keen to have them replaced.
They obviously replaced the windows on a budget as they opted to keep the old box frames that the windows sit in. But, for reasons that are beyond me, they selected to have a brown ‘wood’ effect – at an extra cost. Horses for courses.
The fact that they chose to keep the old box frames, was actually a blessing in disguise. We always knew we would eventually change the windows, but it always seemed like a long off distant dream. The windows themselves were less than 10 years old and we could not justify the expense based on aesthetics alone. But with the old box frames rotting and starting to cause damp, getting the windows replaced suddenly became a priority.
We researched and chose three companies to quote for new windows throughout.
Housenumber59 was about to get a facelift!
Out of the three companies we went for the middle quote, a local based company who have done a number houses near us and always get rave reviews. And we can see why. To say we are thrilled is an understatement.
Having windows replaced, including all new box frames and decorative moulding is no mean feat. Naturally we were concerned about the rooms we had already decorated – cream carpets and off white walls do not lend themselves well to building work! But we needn’t have worried. The windows fitters were amazing, truly skilled craftsman.
Whilst some of our other big projects to date, like the plumbing and electrics, have all been necessary it is so exciting to complete a project that has made such a significant improvement to the appearance of the house.
Housenumber59 is starting to look how a Victorian house should look.