Saturday, February 25, 2012

Exterior Shots of Windowseat, and a Winner...

{painted T-111 ("Texture One Eleven") grooved plywood siding, James Hardie Fiber Cement trim and wood sills}
Finally, some outside shots of the windowseat...

One thing I am SO HAPPY about was to enlarge the overhang on the windowseat, and also thrilled to add the expansion of the roof overhang over the existing deck in a change from the original construction plans.

Do you see in the photo above to the far left what a skimpy overhang the roof on the house has? Yes, only a mere nine inches.

{painted Georgia Pacific Plytanium Ply-bead plywood sheet paneling on the soffit}
Not only did the new windowseat roof get a more substantial overhang then we have on our existing house,  I expanded the overhang over the deck from 9" to  2'-6"! It's now the only place in my house where I can walk outside and not get wet when it rains!

The overhang protects the doorway and makes it so easy to shovel the deck when it snows. No longer does snow build up in front of the door.

I have to thank the talented and insightful Kim and Jack Alvarez of Landmark Consulting in Albany, New York for their advice on handling the overhangs for this project. Kim and Jack's specialty is historic and landmark buildings and interiors, but their knowledge of material and proportion helped guide me on this "young" 1978 house!

See Landmark Consulting's website here:


p.s. Congrats to the winner of my jewelry and chocolate Valentine's giveaway, Grace Fecher! Thanks to all who entered!


  1. Loretta I can't wait to see your windowseat all finished! The whole thing is looking wonderful. Congratulations to the lucky winner of your giveaway!

    Enjoy your Sunday!

  2. Its so exciting to see the progress! So much fun to work on a house, and slowly begin to see the transformation...

  3. The progress is so great. So exciting! Congratulations.
    xo E + J

  4. I love seeing the progress you're making on the house. So cool. xo

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