We found windows! Just take a minute to picture them in place…
Our old basement windows had 27×15 inches of glass surrounded by lots of framing. We saw these low e beauties at the Depot and getting 30x22in of glass seemed worth a $70 upgrade. Besides, we had already ripped out the wall so if we were going to do it, now is the time.
Sure, you can just knock them out with a sledge hammer but we don’t do that for 2 reasons: 1 it’s a perfectly good window, it’s just small- so we could reuse or donate it and 2 you never know what other damage you will do to the surrounding structure when you go all “cave man” with your demolition.
So we took the screws out of the frame. Then I kicked in the old window! Boom!
Handy husband held up the new window to see if we would need to remove one course of bricks or two and discovered that the window fit perfectly in the space!! Just some shims and screws and like that the projects was finished!
Who knows what else we will discover in the basement. (This is, after all, just the first wall.)