To door or not to door:
I tried to convince myself that it was too much trouble to remove the window. The windows gave symmetry to the wall, how could I balance a single door against the weight of windows with shutters and how could I match the stucco if it was damaged. I knew the electrical tape would have to be cut but after checking the original electrical plan realised it was the end of a run. Most importantly - I thought I was finished with that wall of the house!!
Whatever excuse I thought up it did not help. I really knew I had to take out the window and put in a door to access the walled courtyard.
This is how it all started.
So sad, removal of the louvres damaged the wall.
The floor is damaged too!
Mmmm starting to like that damaged stucco look!
I can tell already that the space is looking better!
Just add trim and the door... and door hardware, of course. Cute little lever on the inside and knob on the outside - both with a little escutchion made from a jewellery finding. Thanks Bruce.
Cleo, the cat, likes it and I do too!
The photographs make it look a simple project!
What do you think? Was it worth the effort?