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TV Room

Our house when we purchased it

Now, with new windows

It’s done! The last windows of our house have been replaced. We have zero windows left to do. We had Fieldstone Windows come in and do these and I love, love the look of them. However, we’re now debating what to do for window coverings (I’ll post about that tomorrow) Anyhow, I’ve been meaning to show the “before” and “now” shot. xo Linds

In Updates

Curb Appeal, Front of the House Reveal

I’m going to jump right in and show you the front of the house reveal because I love it too much to hold back. I was going to wait until later but honestly it’s too good not to share.

The full transformation of the front of the house from when we bought to today, is kind of astonishing but I’m going to show you right now what a simple change in windows can do to your curb appeal. This Spring our house looked like this. We hated the yellow siding and hated even more the ugly yellow windows.

Fieldstone Windows came in, did their magic and…

The result is kind of breath taking. The dark windows actually soften the yellow siding, so we’re no longer feeling the need to paint it. The windows make the top of the house feel taller, and the dark windows on the bottom are rich and “fancy” looking. I keep walking by the house saying “They are so faaaancy.”

I am SO glad we went with dark windows. They are absolutely stunning. And the external grills are worth the upgrade. To give you a better view side by side.

Like I said…they are so faaaancy!

In Renovations

New Windows: Step 1, Front of the house

downloadLast week was the week that we got our new windows.We hired Fieldstone, a Toronto window company to replace all of the windows in our house on the main floor and second floor of our house (with the exception of our TV room which wasn’t in the budget this time) Here are some photos from the front of the house being worked on. (To see previous window posts click here)


Photos of the front of the house 1. New living room window is in place  2. Oscar’s Bedroom (2nd floor large window) is in 3. The Living room Window with the new trim installed by Fieldstone waiting for me to prime  4. As the windows are being removed! 5. The most hated window ever, being removed


Because we worked with a budget, here is an an idea how we decided where to spend funds. I’ve shown you what we did for the front of the house vs. the back. The options that are the same price have no arrows. with the red arrows are the more expensive option, vs the green. You can see that we spent more on the front, vs, the back.

 download3Although financially we didn’t splurge on the back (compared to what we did in the front) the back is absolutely beautiful, I’ll post pictures of the back of the house tomorrow.