Saturday, July 10, 2010

Back Door!

Having a new deck does you very little good if there isn't a door leading onto it. So, where the larger window in the kitchen was, we decided to put a new sliding door.

Here's the old window:


Scott is glaring at me...

At some point we decided that since we were going to rip that wall out anyway we should make Buster a doggy door:


He had a really hard time with the concept, but after lots of coaxing he finally understood and had a blast running in and out and in and out!

So here's the giant hole, before we managed to get the door in:


And after we put in the door, it looks so good from the outside, even though it's not finished until the siding is back on:


And we can't finish the wall until the inspector comes in to look at the deck and the framing around the door, so the inside still looks unfinished as well:


But I LOVE the door, and it makes the whole front room/kitchen look so much bigger and brighter, and this is just so exciting for me! I love getting things done and being able to see the progress and getting another step closer to having a beautiful house (that we will later sell for mucho moola)!

6 comments:

magnolia said...

again, i bow to your superior skills at doing things with your hands. based on how accident-prone i am, i shudder to think at the tears and tragedy i would cause if i tried something like that...

Anna W said...

Well, I have to admit that most of the time that I say "we" I actually mean Scott is doing the work and I am being the cheerleader! I am so klutzy, I would be afraid of doing most of this...

Knight Rider said...

That is a bad name for this post ... eeewwwww. That's gross.

Anna W said...

It wasn't gross until you came along...jerk.

Kim said...

Nice!!! It'll be nice to have all that sunlight come in there.

Anna W said...

It really opens up the room and lets more light in than I thought it would, so I am very pleased with the result!