Remove Window, and Wall-In Opening?

Old 01-05-05, 01:04 PM
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Remove Window, and Wall-In Opening?

I have a double-hung window (approx 2'x3') in a bedroom that used to open onto a breezeway. However, the breezeway is now enclosed and we are remodeling the bedroom. The breezeway side of the window is brick but it does have wood trim around the window.

What are your opinons on removing the window and adding a section of drywall to the bedroom side and adding some built in shelves or something to the breezeway side? It seems like it would be a pretty straightforward project, but I don't really know what to expect when the window comes out or how well the drywall "patch" would work...

Any advice is appreciated.
Old 01-05-05, 02:27 PM
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Greetings, do you already have another existing window in the bedroom? If time permits on this project I would put a tarp or a dark blanket covering the window (don't remove window just yet) and see how you can adapt to the fake solid wall first. Lots of variables here, kids? just adults? pets? You can have some other options like decorator wooden shutters on the outside or inside for that matter without compromising the integrity of the wall or window. Hope this helps.
Old 01-06-05, 11:08 AM
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Thanks, Bob. We have been living with it as a "wall" for quite some time now. The window just opens into another room of the house now, so it can go. There is another window in the bedroom which has always been the only functioning window. However, I think we will just leave it as is for now. We really need to get the room finished and adding extra work is not in our best interests. Plus, we do plan on replacing the windows in the whole house within a few years, so we can remedy it then. Thanks again for your input.

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