We spent a good week or so planning and ordering the windows for the front of the house, new windows for the living/kitchen and windows for the dormer.
Without making the whole entire front glass, we wanted to expand the view of the lake from the living, dining and kitchen areas so we needed to add windows. We expanded the existing french doors with a new, nicer pair of doors with full view windows on each side.
For the top, we had two different design ideas in mind to enlarge the windows. The first concept was something like the image below, where the two end windows each had clipped corners to accommodate the a-frame.
The second design was a larger set of windows that followed the triangular line of the roof with the tallest window being in the center of three, similar to this,
I was a strong proponent of design #1 for some time but after discussion I saw the merits of design #2 because it was a melding of modern and a little lake cottage so… we went with design #2.
We added two new windows, one square window in the living area and a larger square kitchen window over the sink to replace this one,
For the stairwell portion of the new dormer we settled on a window design like this scaled down to fit our space. For this project we did choose black frames on the exterior with white frames on the interior.
To the right of this window on the same dormer is the master bedroom.
Because the bed would be placed in this dormer, we wanted to add a modern, short rectangular window for the bed to slide right underneath. We used some of these images as inspiration to help us work out size and shape.
With our wrapping rectangular window we hope to bring in more light and have a pretty green forest view from the master.
Once the windows were ordered it was time to start preparing for the new roof. Roofing material choice is black metal.