The Flip House is in full swing with the addition and we have lots happening with the renovation. New windows are finally going in so the house will finally not be wide open!!! I know the breeze through the open holes in the house have been nice for our awesome workers during the hot summer days but having windows in is one step closer to sheet rock, flooring and finishes! With such a big addition, you get a little antsy to get the brick on and get it all dried in. We are changing things up a little and going for more of a Cottage/Craftsman style instead of traditional. We chose the 4 over 1 vertical window style over the more traditional 6 over 6. We are also all systems ago with the brickwork on the exterior. There’s a lot to get done to make this look like a house again.
Let’s start with the windows!
On the porch side since we are closing in, we had to frame in the openings. Here is the first step of closing them in.
The second step was getting the arch in. We wanted these windows to arch to match the front porch arch and the arch in the entryway inside the house.
Here is a picture from the inside of the porch. Now we are ready for windows to close in the porch to make it an interior part of the house.
The windows are now in and now its time for the brick!
Here is a street view right before the porch windows went in at the start of the brick. Ready, set, brick!
Getting the back ready.
Anyone else singing “Brick House?” No? Well I bet you are now!
The brickwork was challenging to match when you working with new brick and brick from the 1930s. The old brick had tumbled some along the way and the mortar lines are a little bigger than the standard mortar lines today. Our brick masons had to spend a lot of extra time resizing the mortar lines to match the larger ones. It will be worth it in the end because the brick will be seamless. Remember, we are about quality in our jobs and we want it to look like part of the house and not an addition just stuck in the back. A little extra time and money is worth it to produce the right look for the house. I absolutely love the way the brick and the windows have turned out.
Let’s continue our journey on the inside of the house in the next post! See y’all again soon!