Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It's all about soul

A wise man once said, "the eyes are the windows to the soul."

A wise woman (me) took this a step further and said, "the windows are the soul to a home"

If this is true, the soul over at Casa de Reyes, had crossed over to the dark side. Take a look:

Scary, right? Our windows were not just rotting and filthy, but only one window out of the 19 we owned opened and closed. One. Out of 19. Insanity. These soul suckers were the original single paned windows that were installed when our house was built in 1959. They did not open or close, nor did they block heat or cold from entering our home. To be frank, these windows were sucking the life and money out of us and our house. I don't know about you, but I'm not a fan of anything sucking the life out of me...except Edward Cullen, of course. My neck awaits you dear Edward.

Since we bought our home 15 months ago, one change we wanted to make was new windows. I'm happy to announce that, as of last week, we finally did it and the soul of our home has crossed over to the light. We have brand spanking new windows. They open, they close, they block heat and cold, and are eco-friendly. They are, unbelievably, and undeniably glorious. Take a peek:

These windows are the best thing we've ever done to our home. The best part, we did not have to do any of the work! A huge, but welcomed, change for us DIYers.

So, for all you homeowners, what major changes, if any, do you want to make to your home? Have you done it yet? Was the result as fantabulous as you expected?


  1. They look great! They really make the house look that much better!

    I bet you're pretty psyched!

    Just in time for winter!

  2. These look great! I'm super impressed!! Our windows in our apartment are painted shut too. Even if they weren't we'd have to keep them closed because Buddy the dog would go flying out. PS: Tagged you on my blog.

  3. My husband and I bought our 1954 house 17 months ago and we desperately want to put in new windows...yay for you that you guys were able to get them before the winter. We are in Virginia too (and we loved shopping for Cape Cods before settling on our house) and let's hope we don't have a winter like the last one!

  4. We're almost house twins and yay for Virginia :)

    If you can swing new windows, now is the time to do it! If you buy this year. you will get up to $1500 back during tax time if you get eco-friendly windows. Nice incentive!

  5. THe new windows look great :) Woohooo!
    Some of my house projects have sadly lingered on more than 15 months, boo!
    New follower from Mingle Monday!

  6. love the new windows.
    We really need some too. We have the single paned OGs as well. Fun stuff.



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