Almost two years ago, even before we moved into our witch's hut, I already wrote a post about insulation and new windows. And now we finally start on this huge project. We'll exchange some of the old windows, but don't worry, of course we're not going to rip out the historical ones but only the really ugly windows from the time between 1960 and 1980. Those errors in taste we want to replace by new windows that are on one hand looking like the original ones (construction and material) and on the other hand are well insulated and energy-saving.
We'll go ahead with this project just step by step as it would be too expensive to renew all of the windows at the same time. What makes things really expensive is the fact, that all of the 22 (!) windows in our house are of different size and each one of them has to be a one-off production.
So we decided to start with the kitchen windows (two of them) and the window and the balcony door in the nursery. They probably date from the 70ies and are really not worth keeping:
We've got one old picture of how those windows looked like before they were exchanged for those ugly ones (marked in red):
I'm sorry for the quality of that picture, we only have a paper-copy of it. The picture is part of a description of our house from around 1975 when a whole inventory of Hornburg's old houses was issued by the local authorities.
This is the same view today with horrible windows:
I love the old ones and the new windows are going to look like that again, hurray!