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saj1
January 28, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Would like to get some ideas on how or what can I use to cover these windows. I don't want to use drywall to close these windows. I was thinking some sort of windows....please help
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jimann07
you could go to a glass company - possibly any style... frosted, rain glass, narrow reed. and stop in the glass with 1 x materials... this is called a re-lite.
January 28, 2013 at 8:55PM   
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Tres McKinney Design
Sorry to say that the windows were not a good idea in the first place. It makes the room look like a banquette room in a restaurant or a museum vignette. You should remove the window casings and picture rail and dry wall the openings up and it will probably be less expensive than glass. I also recommend eliminating the two tone color scheme.
January 28, 2013 at 9:02PM     
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Brooke Olson
If you can't dry wall then I would suggest shutters. I also agree you should not do two completely different colors above and below the chair rail. Either paint the trim in the middle the lower color or use The same color above and below.
January 28, 2013 at 9:05PM     
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saj1
What kind of shutters were you thinking
January 28, 2013 at 9:22PM   
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Pamela Tripas
I have a similar design in my home. You did NOT make a mistake! I have glass between my 3 spaces (all in a row though) and a French door to the entry. This room has a multitude of uses! I used drapes on the windows which are the same as the adjoining room for privacy. The semi enclosed room appears to have a bump-out on the right which can be easily enclosed as a closet (for bedroom). It can also be used as a game room by using the same bump-out for a dry bar and storage above and below, a pool table, etc. how lovely to have such a great space!
January 28, 2013 at 9:32PM     
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saj1
I am planing to change this into a guest room. Currently this is a game room which is in the basement.
January 28, 2013 at 9:33PM   
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curacaoblue
If I was going to be a guest I'd feel most comfortable with walls. I suggest putting up walls over shutters or glass.
January 28, 2013 at 9:37PM   
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saj1
Can I see a pic of it
January 28, 2013 at 9:38PM   
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Pamela Tripas
Yes there are studs within each section which makes it easy to close off. Drywall will fit fine and use that bump out as a closet. Add a door and viola....bedroom!
January 28, 2013 at 9:39PM   
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saj1
This room has a closet
January 28, 2013 at 9:41PM   
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Pamela Tripas
Where're is the closet within the room? Sorry, I don't see it in the photo.
January 28, 2013 at 9:45PM   
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Darzy
At least close up the "window" on the drop ceiling side. French doors in the doorway and shutters closing off the windows flanking the door.
January 28, 2013 at 9:46PM   
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Darzy
I agree to paint the bottom wall the same color as the top.
January 28, 2013 at 9:47PM   
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saj1
It's not in pic but it's with in the room. Sorry the pic is in the angle and there is no bump out.
January 28, 2013 at 9:48PM   
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saj1
When you say shutters, what type of shutters. Can you help me out with a pic to see what you had in mind
January 28, 2013 at 9:53PM   
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Pamela Tripas
So this will be a guest room or are you trying to resell as a "full bedroom"?
January 28, 2013 at 9:57PM   
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saj1
Guest room. Not selling
January 28, 2013 at 9:58PM   
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Pamela Tripas
How tall are the ceilings in this space?
January 28, 2013 at 9:59PM   
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Pamela Tripas
I agree with Darzy to close up the side with the drop ceiling for sure if this will be a guest room.
January 28, 2013 at 10:02PM     
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saj1



I was thinking some the like in this pic
January 28, 2013 at 10:04PM   
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saj1
And do blinds from inside
January 28, 2013 at 10:05PM     
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Darzy
I was thinking shutters that are are on hinges that you can open/close if you want to close the space off for privacy. Or, you could open it up if you wanted to convert back to game room/office.

January 28, 2013 at 10:08PM     
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Pamela Tripas
So you desire transom glass separating the two rooms?
January 28, 2013 at 10:08PM   
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saj1
Ceiling is 8foot
January 28, 2013 at 10:10PM   
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Pamela Tripas
Soft Roman shades would do the trick too if you're looking for temporary privacy.
January 28, 2013 at 10:10PM   
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saj1
So what u think of these shutters
January 28, 2013 at 10:25PM   
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saj1
Any moor ideas
January 28, 2013 at 10:39PM   
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Joe
I quite like the frosted glass windows with french door idea.
January 28, 2013 at 10:39PM   
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Darzy
saj1...those shutters would work...IF you can get them in the size you want. That is difficult to find!
January 28, 2013 at 10:48PM   
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Pamela Tripas
I would follow Darzy....she is the Houzz Pro. Either way, it will look great and be functional! Good luck and have fun
January 28, 2013 at 11:05PM   
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saj1
Thanks Pamela
January 28, 2013 at 11:10PM   
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saj1
Any one else with any ideas
January 29, 2013 at 8:17AM   
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saj1
I am looking for more ideas
January 29, 2013 at 7:45PM   
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gwarta
You could have a double sided bookcase built into the windows and add a door.
January 29, 2013 at 7:55PM   
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