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Replace or restore good condition 100 year old windows?
October 7, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We just purchased a 1917 four square that still has all of its original wood windows. As part of the kitchen remodel, I'm trying to decide if I should replace or restore them. They are painted with several coats & will cost about $4000 to restore (strip, reglaze, get into working order). That cost would also get me some high quality wood with clad exterior replacements. I'm torn, as I want to try to maintain the history of the home, but we're already making changes to other parts of the house (updating baths & kitchen).