Our beautiful new wooden windows were fitted over two weeks ago and I've been in love with them ever since! They represent quite a hallmark of our style. Things got even better and on that very same day we were officially given our own brand new house key.
Window design has got quite an impact on the overall look of the house. With this in mind it obviously took us a while to make the right choice. As evident from our house architecture already, we both knew we loved the wood finish a lot. Yet, we did take into consideration the aluminium-wood combo, too. The exterior wood varnishing comes with a 10 year warranty, so we were not worried about picking wooden frames on both sides as our final choice. Regarding the white colour of the window frames I made my point loud and clear in my house design preferences.
Our window makers have been fairly reliable throughout entire time we've been dealing with them. They came to fit our windows on a cool mid January Monday, as promised. When we got to the building site later that day half of the windows had been fitted already. And so was our turquoise blue front door! I must admit that about the latter I had been a little bit anxious. We made the colour choice based purely on digital RAL samples. Fortunately, the door came out exactly in the shade we've been imagining.
Although they were minor mishaps like two small extra windows, fixed window partitions and a wrong handles colour, we are very happy with the result. We were also very pleased to learn that our builders found the window quality and fitting very satisfactory. Our new windows are simply stunning! More even due to fact that this style is rather unusual around here.
The window partitions are looked upon as old fashioned and out-dated. In better cases considered suitable for traditional village houses only. And the cleaning seems like a pure disaster. Well, I cannot say I don't have understanding for such claims. However, our approach to building a house is a rather holistic one. The psychological impact of the visual, heat and acoustic perception all have to be taken into account. In case of windows, large panes simply evoke these sad looking dark eyes to me. From the interior, a window separated into smaller glass panes brings you a better feeling of safety and a stronger feeling of 'being inside'. As mentioned many times before, I have tested this myself thanks to having moved 16 times. It didn't come to me as a surprise either when I found out it is also a valid pattern of the emotional architecture.
I am sure the same way as with windows many people will look at our colourful front door in disbelief. There would be no point in trying to defend our choice though many arguments come right into my mind. Let's keep it simple for now and say that by following our own ideas despite their non-averageness we might be able to challenge other people's thinking. Our whole house reflects this. We are not afraid to go with the flow of our feelings to create a healthy, happy and harmonious home which truly echoes our personal design and life attitudes.
Our front door from the interior...
...and THE KEY to it!