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We are remodeling our kitchen (out of necessity rather than choice.) I am the type of person who struggles with making decisions so this is sheer torture to me because these are decisions that once they're done, they can't be changed. ... Torture.

Example: We recently put windows in the bedroom. there's a black aluminum slider in there so we chose black aluminum which I sort of regret because it doesn't really go with the paint color of the room and the frames on the windows now are really thick and heavy so they look a lot heavier than I thought. Okay, I can live with it, but would have preferred white or silver.

Now, based on that experience, I ended up choosing white for the kitchen, (they're being delivered tomorrow) but I had to order them before we had all the rest of the kitchen designed and now I see that the black probably would have gone better with the granite.

I've heard that you can paint aluminum frames. How feasible and how difficult or expensive is that? (God I hate making decisions.):huh:

Thanks for any input you can share.
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How do you get the inside tracks without painting the window shut?

thats the tricky part.. i was going to edit my OP to mention the downfalls of painting the frames..but figured id let someone else do it..

but since you asked.. you will have to disassemble the window, paint em in stages..allowing the section to dry completly before sliding the window up to paint the other section..or dont paint the contact points..

it wont be easy but it can be done.
 

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thats the tricky part.. i was going to edit my OP to mention the downfalls of painting the frames..but figured id let someone else do it..

but since you asked.. you will have to disassemble the window, paint em in stages..allowing the section to dry completly before sliding the window up to paint the other section..or dont paint the contact points..

it wont be easy but it can be done.
That's what I thought. I'm hoping I can live with them, I just really wish I had gone the other way.

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Call your window company now and see what it will cost to exchange for the other color ( it makess no sense too paint brand new windows). It can't be any more than the cost of paint and labor not to mention they will look and wear terrible. If you ever sell the house most people would not like two different colors of windows. Just my opinion.
 

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Call your window company now and see what it will cost to exchange for the other color ( it makess no sense too paint brand new windows). It can't be any more than the cost of paint and labor not to mention they will look and wear terrible. If you ever sell the house most people would not like two different colors of windows. Just my opinion.
It's too late, they're being delivered today.
 

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To me it would be worth a call.
We've got no wall in the kitchen, they take a month to get because they are custom without low-e glass, the cabinets are going in on Monday. I made a big mistake, I'm feeling pretty ****ty about it, there's no way we can wait another month to get them, the kitchen remodel is scheduled to be done by then. We're eating off of paper plates, have no running water in the kitchen and have nothing but plywood and plastic covering where the one of the windows will be.

I made a mistake, I'm hoping they don't look as bad as I think they will, the old windows in that room will eventually need to be replaced because they are single-paned which was at least part of the reason I went the way I did, but I didn't have a concept at the time of what the kitchen was going to look like and the windows had to be ordered on a timeline. Hence, me hating to make decisions.

The other reason is that we hired a designer for exactly that purpose, to help me make these kinds of decisions and it was a complete waste of $2500 because he basically just said, 'sure, it'll be fine' with no discussion of the pros, cons or anything else. I have spent the last week cleaning up just those types of details that he should have caught, fortunately, a lot of them - and one big one - I caught in time. These I didn't.

If I could do it over, I would, but I made a mistake and I guess some things I have to live with. I feel ****ty about it, but I have to live with it. I was told at the beginning that the sale is final, and we don't have the money or time to change it now. I wish, right now, I could change it more than when I even started this post, but I can't. Perhaps it's my lesson in learning to live with mistakes. But I don't need to feel worse about it.

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