Is that enough for you? It was enough for us to get quotes in the $30,000-40,000 range. Gulp... not exactly what we were thinking. We needed it be less than half than that amount. Amazingly, we were undetered and figured we should start and see how long we could make it until the money ran out. We started with this list in December and moved forward.
We wanted the windows to be wood, inside and outside. I did not want alumium clad or vinyl wrapped, I wanted wood... like how all windows used to be made. Apparently, this is not even an option anymore? So, we had to custom order our windows. Since we had a 7' opening upstairs we took a risk and assumed that between the existing two upper windows there was no structure and bought a Chicago style, simulated divided light, wood insert. I can't show you a picture yet because it would spoil the reveals but o baby is this a beautiful window!
The next window we decided to replace was the staircase window. This window was a 1970's alumium window that we opened everyday during the summer to let in the fresh air. It had no screen (read BUGS) and looked horrible. I wanted to get a double casement for the window but it was too narrow so we opted for a single large casement and matched the front windows.
The last thing we purchased was a new set of French doors to replace the sliding glass door. For those of you who have never purchased a French door, probably most of you, they are VERY expensive. I am not exactly sure why a sliding door in the same size and material can cost 50% less... but it can. But let's face it, you cannot put a sliding glass door in a 1920's house... So we sucked it up and custom ordered a solid wood divided light 6' French door for the back. We picked the smaller size because we wanted to install a dog door for Gus so we could give him an option to see the world when we were at work. More on that later...