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Old 08-27-2008, 05:15 PM   #16
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Put a nice 18 lite french door in where the eating room window currently is. It will be handy to walk directly from the kitchen out to the grill grill on the deck.

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Old 08-28-2008, 11:30 PM   #17
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How difficult is it to replace a large window with a smaller one? We have had a quote for new windows but all they do are windows, nothing else, no contract work at all. We too know the windows are crap. The quote was 14 windows and a sliding door for $6400 all in.
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:19 PM   #18
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If you haven't done so already, Wedge, why don't you post that specific question to the greater forum?

I've been involved in projects were smaller windows were being replaced by larger windows - the inside wall was open so that we could install new king, trimer and jack studs, sill, header, increase the rough opening, etc. It's pretty straight forward.

When replacing a larger window with a smaller window I would imagine that much of the same process would be involved BUT you'd have to decrease your rough opening... that would involve additional exterior work like plywood sheathing, house wrap, siding/stucco repair and new window trim. So perhaps a little less straight forward - but not un-doable.

I'm sure you'll get some expert advise from the other members of this forum!!

It's my opinion that if you want your cabinets to go level (i.e., not lower under the window) from corner to corner on this wall, replacing the window with a smaller one is the best way to go.
Good luck with this decision!!!
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Thanks for your advice I will post the question in another section of the forums regarding the window.
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"I" think its easier to put a smaller in replacing a larger verses other way around,block it in,extend inside drywall, you have to do siding or whatever outside either way.
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:52 PM   #21
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earlier in the post you said the window was 2'1" but in your measurements (on the link) and in the picture its 2'11" (35")
35" would be alot easier to work with as far as a lower work area.
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The measurements I posted on the link are correct.
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:58 AM   #23
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I get to yvr quite often. My two favorite restaurants at the moment in bc are

Encore Hy's thats in the financial district about 30 minutes from yvr pretty much a somewhat straight shot on 99.

Second and close to Yvr in Richmond is Earls its in the lansdowne mall did i spell that rite? They have really good food for a reasonable price. They have these like dry rib appetizers that are really decent to get a guy started. It all depends on what my day was like when i land where i'm eating. Bad day EARLS GOOD DAY ENCORE HY'S FOR A STEAK.

Good luck on your kitchen project.


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