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Have you ever noticed how a window can transform an entire space? I almost feel bad for the rooms that are completely enclosed – they don’t really stand a chance at ever having the ‘wow’ factor. Because natural light is addicting and attractive and homey and comforting.

Let’s take our house for example. One of the main reasons we fell in love with it was the view of the lake from the living room windows. When we first toured the house, it was mid-January, cold, cloudy and dreary. But that view was amazing, regardless of the weather. And we knew it would look ten times better on a bright, sunshiney day.

The point being, windows have the power to transform a space and I am going to share with you three separate case-in-points on this matter.
 

Case #1: the office/guest bedroom number two

Before

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Yes, there is a window in there currently. But we made the new one a touch longer and it made a huge difference!

After

guestbedroom2windows_after
 

Case #2: the guest bedroom number one

Before (kind of)

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This isn’t the official before shot. I completely forgot to snap a picture before sheet rock started flying, so my apologies! Let me paint the scene: there used to be a door where the left window is. This was the second entrance to the house. We felt like it might be a little weird to have a front door going into a bedroom, so we took out the door, replaced it with a window and replaced the right window with a matching one. As you can see, the new windows are much longer and provide so much more light!

After

guestbedroomwindows_after
 

Case #3: the mudroom

Before

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It was only about one month ago that we first threw around the idea of having a window in the mudroom. (I know you see a window in there in the ‘before’ picture, but that will eventually be changed out for a door to the garage). After pondering the window idea for a bit, we decided it needed to happen. And not just any old window, but a huge one. One that took up the entire wall, or nearly the entire wall. Because why not? The more light, the better.

After

mudroomwindows_after
Have I convinced you yet? Windows are a must and if you have a chance to put one in or make one bigger, do it. I promise you, you won’t regret it!

 

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11 Comments

  1. Sabrina

    Oh wow, it is insane to see how big a difference new windows can make! I love the size of them and especially the light that bring into your home now! You guys did an amazing job with those!

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    • Kelly

      Thank you Sabrina!
      It wasn’t as hard as I would have originally thought to install windows. Luckily we had a lot of help from parents, so we didn’t screw it up too bad 🙂
      Best,
      Kelly

      Reply
  2. Chelsea Wolf

    I’m all about the natural light! Our sunroom was full of windows and one of the main reasons I bought my house 5.5 years ago!

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    • Kelly

      I completely understand! There’s just something about windows that make everything better 🙂
      Best,
      Kelly

      Reply
  3. Sarah

    I completely agree about natural light – there’s nothing better. I love all the windows you’re putting in, especially that mudroom window! That room is SO much brighter.

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    • Kelly

      Thank you, Sarah!
      It definitely made all the difference 🙂
      Best,
      Kelly

      Reply
  4. Lora

    Yes. Yes. and Yes! Our first home was 2 floors and nearly 2400 sq ft — but only had 8 windows total! Plus, they were on the small home. The home we live in now is smaller but is FILLED with large windows and natural light. I love it and it feels so bright and open.

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    • Lora

      That is supposed to say “Plus, they were on the small side.”

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    • Kelly

      Oh that’s wonderful! I think as long as there are enough windows, house size doesn’t matter. When you are able to let all that natural light in, it makes the space seem huge!
      Best,
      Kelly

      Reply
  5. Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins

    Our home has windows in almost every room and I love it! I really wish we had a window in our bathroom though! 🙁

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    • Kelly

      Oh I wish our guest bathroom did too. Bathrooms are always so dark, it would be nice to have something natural to lighten up the space!

      Reply

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