Sunday, January 08, 2012

Let There Be Light

When we remodeled to add our new bathroom, we lost the window in the guest bedroom. It has always been the darkest room in the cabin. That's because the window faced north where our massive granite wall is located. So we asked John to cut us a new window facing west while he had all his tools handy.

First, the interior paneling had to come down. That was fine with me because moisture stained the bottom. Then he removed the insulation and reworked the moulding which provides support for the floor of the upstairs loft.

John used the studs to size the width. My wood storage shelf, which would go underneath, determined the height. A few cuts and I sort of had a window. Once John got the frame completed, he took measurements to Rona and ordered a custom window.

In the meantime, he put the exterior wall back up to keep out bugs and critters. We replaced the interior paneling with primered pine sheets like the bathroom and painted with matching mould resistant semi-gloss off-white paint. That helped to brighten up the room. Here you can see the new window on the left during our cabin painting project.

Now we get a lot more light in the guest bedroom, the adjacent bathroom, and even out into the living room area. And a west facing window gives us light later in the day when we need it most.

Thanks John for making our home an even nicer place to live. Come back on Thursday for a full tour of the remodeled room. -- Margy


  1. It looks fabulous. I think that light is so important - it just makes you feel better about the world. I like the wood in the bedroom!

  2. There's a lot of work to being a homeowner, on land or on water!

  3. Great to see that you have more light especially this time of year. Looking forward to seeing the tour of the remodeled room.

  4. Well, I love windows and I love light, so you couldn't go wrong with this decision in my book!

  5. What a life you lead! I love it. Thank you for sharing it.