Help with siding. Large window filled in.
Lou
July 25, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Post kitchen renovation. Any ideas to fill in the space?
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Just wondering what is the relationship between the two photos.
July 25, 2013 at 2:35PM   
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Lou
Front of the house is finished - just to get an idea of the style.
July 25, 2013 at 3:25PM   
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Anne
What kind of material is the siding? I might have been tempted to leave the window in place on the outside, even if you covered it on the outside and figured out some way to obscure/insulate the window so that you didn't have to patch the siding.
Do you have plans for the deck/patio?
July 25, 2013 at 3:46PM   
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Anne
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How about shutters or a trellis/ plants as a cover up/ design feature/ art? The first picture has a large piece of art on a wall of a deck. The second shows a trellis idea. The next shows a set of shutters as indoor art. The blue and white is kinda funky. The 5th picture shows shutters as a design feature/privacy screen on a porch. I know that these ideas are all over the place, but I am trying to encourage you to think creatively about what you want the whole space to look like, not just cover the window!
July 25, 2013 at 3:57PM     
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Do you have a contractor working with you on this?

From that photo I can see that you haven't dealt with the moisture barrier under the siding properly for the new walll infill. There needs to be a re-flashing of the area around the old window (under the siding) to address the fact that there no longer is a window there and water moisture under the siding above it can now run right down under anything you put there, rotting out that plywood or getting your wall at the edges.

If you don't want to re-side, at the very least you still need to get under the existing siding to re-work the moisture barrier to keep water from sneaking into the wall at the new infill perimeter. That calls for peeling back/removing the existing siding to be able to get new moisture barrier paper under the upper paper, lapped under/over the side paper and over the bottom paper all under the existing siding.

It's not a complex thing to do, but REALLY necessary.
July 25, 2013 at 6:01PM     
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Lou
Thanks for the advise. We have only been living here for 3 months. So, I guess I purchased this unfinished project. There is a remodelled kitchen with a gas stove on the inside of this old window space.

A deck, yes in the future. It will enter/exit into the home via a sliding glass door. This will be in place of the window on the left.
July 25, 2013 at 6:27PM   
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