Hey guys! I know, I’ve been MIA forever. I reveled in your enthusiastic responses to our fun announcement (thank you so much for being excited for us!!) and then fell off the face of the earth. My bad!
Things have been moving along at the flip, but I haven’t really felt like talking about the random things that are going on as they’re actually happening – so is it okay with y’all if we just jump around? It might be the only way you get a post out of me. Because today I feel like talking about windows, even though that means that I’m skipping over things like demo and plumbing rough-ins (and the lovely insurance claim for the tree fiasco) for the time being. Okay? Okay.
When we bought this flip we planned on keeping the windows, even though 99% of them are original and, while they have their charm from afar, upon closer inspection they are also kinda janky and not super-functional. They also have storm windows over them, which is a little strange, and the few windows that have been replaced totally don’t match the original windows. And deep down I hate renovating a house top to bottom while neglecting to address something kind of huge, like windows.
So, finally, I won and we’re getting new windows. Yay. :)
But then the debate began. White frames, or bronze? You all know I love me some bronze windows (here and here, and actually here as well), but all of the design schemes that I have planned for this house really beg for white windows – kind of soft and spa-like (similar to this), rather than high-contrast which is my normal MO.
So white it is, right?
But, no. I have to complicate things by thinking that while the interior of the house would look great with white windows, the exterior would look stellar with bronze windows. You see my conundrum?
I’ve been waffling about this decision for weeks now (yes, I can turn any decision into a monumental event), and I’ve finally come to a conclusion – bronze windows it is. Here’s my reasoning:
(1) The exterior of the house will look best with bronze windows, because white windows would totally stick out like crazy once we paint out all the white trim the same color as the darker gray-ish trim.
(2) The 4 windows that have already been replaced in the house match the bronze windows, so going with bronze will save us some money both on the actual windows themselves and on the installation (since we have to buy 4 fewer windows).
(3) I haven’t purchased any of the tile or paint yet for the bathrooms or kitchen (those are the rooms where I was most concerned about window color) so I can still tweak the design schemes to work with the bronze windows (as opposed to the white ones).
I placed the order today, and my fingers are crossed that bronze windows were the right decision. How wrong could it be? Right?