Rooms with a View

As renovations continue at our family cottage, our front door and bedroom window have now been replaced with patio doors, creating rooms with a spectacular view of the lake..

We enlisted the help of two sons and a friend to remove the old door and window, create the necessary rough-ins and install the new doors…

The process of finding, ordering and getting patio doors delivered to the cottage was a frustrating experience.  In this age of online shopping, it was next to impossible to see the doors in real life before ordering.  Due to the possible extreme weather conditions at the cottage, we wanted something more durable than the base models available at local DIY stores like Home Depot or Lowes.  Stores that specialized in patio doors could not show us any doors and were very confusing on the details of what we were trying to order.  Thanks to the manager of the Lookout Home Hardware Building Center in Plevna we were able to order doors specific to our needs and even get them delivered to the cottage.

Now that that project is complete, we plan to replace the window to the left of the patio doors, add windows to the side of the cottage, and replace the door at the side as well as the window at the back with patio doors.  These plans will ensure all rooms have a view of the lake.

When the exterior is complete, including new siding, the interior renovations begin…stay tuned!


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