Sliding Door for Master Bathroom (Actual)

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So I described our dilemma in my post about our master bathroom.  We did some research at the local Home Depot and Lowes, some online research and brainstorming on Houzz.  We decided to go with the barn-styled sliding door.  Here is the end result:

Sliding Door

We love the work that our contractor did.  Total cost came out to a little bit more than $200.  All materials were purchased from Home Depot.  Here is the cost breakdown:

  • Sliding Door Hardware ($170)
  • 36″ Interior Door Slab ($40)

It works great and serves 2 different purposes.  What you see on the photo is a door for our master bathroom.  When it is open, it serves as a door for our small 2nd closet in our master bedroom.  It is definitely more functional than the folding door that our previous owner installed; and less work compared to a pocket door where we would have to…

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Old Windows?

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Do you have windows that you need to repair or replace? If you own an older home, there’s a good chance you’ve debated whether or not to get new windows. Maybe they’re inefficient, inoperable, or rotting…or all three. Either way, you know you need to do something. The problem is figuring out the better of two possible solutions: to repair or replace.

REPAIR:

“They don’t make things like they used to.”

The same can be said for windows built before the post-war housing boom. And while they’re not as efficient as modern windows, they’re typically far more durable. You could replace them, but there are a few reasons you may not want to.

First, it might be prohibited. In many instances local building codes restrict you from replacing windows in historic homes. In these instances, replacement isn’t an option. If you can replace them, you’re often restricted to doing so…

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