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When a Window Closes, a Door Opens...

In this little Shaker Heights, Ohio interior/exterior renovation project, we removed a dining room window and part of an exterior wall, reframed the opening, installed the door and did tuck pointing, electric, and painting work.

The homeowner was particularly concerned about security while the project was going on so a key goal was to minimize the amount of time the opening was without a window or a door. We started the project on a Monday morning and had the new door in the hole, and secure, two days later on Wednesday. The home had a temporary enclosure for only two nights. The client was pleased.

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At A Glance

Project:Exterior
Location:Fontenay Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Built:c. 1924
Challenges:Minimizing time the opening was without a window or door; keeping existing wallpaper intact in the dining room; fishing new electric for a code-compliant exterior light; mortar match.
Features:Dramatically improved access to the backyard, French door, much better natural light, new exterior light.
Comments:Thanks so much! And a big thank you for once again sticking to the completion date!

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“The amount of light that it has brought into the dining room has been phenomenal! And that is the case even on a typical cloudy Cleveland day.”

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