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Our New Black Casement Home windows • Kath Eats

Our new black casement home windows have been put in. Listed here are a bunch of pics of the set up course of and a renovation replace!

New Black Casement Home windows

Home windows have been a sizzling subject in our home since we started conversations about this renovation in 2021. Thomas is an enormous “window man” and I assumed the white vinyl home windows we had had been “simply high quality.”

Aside from the upstairs main suite the place we had ONE window earlier than. 

Earlier than:

White sliders. Enjoyable reality: the one within the dormer was put in the other way up!


Progress shot: There’s nonetheless quite a lot of paint / ending that should occur!

I used to be flawed! 

Actually, I simply didn’t need to spend the cash (a BIG portion of our price range) changing what I thought-about to be “simply high quality” home windows. However now that I see and really feel our new home windows, I’m very glad we upgraded to the very most interesting home windows. 

The brand new casements

Apart from not loving low cost vinyl, Thomas could be very massive into the home’s envelope, power effectivity, and draftiness. He additionally haaaaaaates sliders for some motive. The brand new home windows are high of the road casements. 

Thomas writes: “The cladding on the outside is aluminum that’s principally zero-maintenance and really sturdy. Picket frames make for a really stable/purposeful window. And the glass is low E-4 glass, which displays warmth in the summertime and helps maintain warmth inside within the winter.”

Can we discuss concerning the coloration black!?

We made a daring selection going with the black, however we LOVE them! If we hate them in 10 years, we’ll simply promote the home! Haha. However I nonetheless see black as a really timeless coloration even when the black home windows pattern begins to fade over time. It seems to be even sharper with the lighter insulation and drywall entering into. 

Window Set up

They’ve been chipping away on the home windows beginning with those that had been open air after which doing those that had previous home windows in place. They only put the previous couple of into the boys’ rooms final week. 

Our Black Casement Window Supplies

  • Model: Andersen
  • Line: E-series
  • Type: Casement
  • Shade: Black (each side)
  • Glass sort: Low-E4
  • Vendor: We ordered them via Higher Residing in Charlottesville
  • Lead Time: 5 months (for much longer than traditional!) 

Black Grilles

We went with black grilles, one other considerably controversial transfer. Sure, it does block the view a bit, however the character that comes with grilles matches properly with the normal farmhouse look we’re going for. I really like them!  

The aspect entry / mudroom:

The again kitchen wall:

The Facet Porch Home windows

Once we debated what sort of home windows to do the place the previous storage door was, I actually wished three in a row. (Really I wished an octagon or circle port-hole model, however Thomas stated he “doesn’t do these,” haha.)

Earlier than: 


The Hardie Plank Lap Siding will go all the best way up and over and shall be painted white!


These home windows will look into our pantry and mudroom on the opposite aspect and supply a means for us to see out to the driveway from the kitchen whereas nonetheless having purposeful rooms on the entrance of the kitchen and the view out of the again. 

Wanting into the pantry from the kitchen:

The Image Window

Within the eating room, the image window was a beast to place in!

The Dormer Window

I used to be drying by someday and appeared over to search out them on the roof:


Sure, it’s driving me bonkers, however I get why it has to remain on till we transfer in!

Are we portray the home?

We now have been debating whether or not or to not paint the home white for months. Thomas and I each trip! We each like the grey, which is Sherwin Williams Fawn Brindle. However we additionally each love white brick. I did a couple of Instagram polls and also you guys are cut up 50/50 on white vs. grey! In order that was not useful – haha. It does appear that folks I discuss to in particular person are leaning grey, and naturally preserving it grey is the simple (= cheaper) factor to do, in order of right this moment that’s the plan! The siding shall be white!

Basement Home windows

We aren’t presently changing the sliders within the basement, principally as a result of you possibly can’t see them from the entrance of the home. We could 1) paint them black sooner or later, or 2) substitute them. However for now they’re staying white. Sorry yard view! 

Nonetheless wants yet one more new one put in on the left aspect there:

Earlier than + Progress

Suppose we’re going with no shutters – ideas?

Different Dwelling Updates

The ground has been patched the place they tore it up for HVAC set up: 

Framing for a shelf over the brand new HVAC within the storage room has been put in!

Dressing Room Wall Bench

We needed to body a small bench within the dressing room to suit the ductwork to the again aspect of the home on the primary ground. Right here we’re testing out the mirror to be sure to can nonetheless see your complete physique!

Little buddy is studying on the job!

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