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Eileen A.
February 27, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I want front door on the left window, the only door into the house is through the kitchen (hate it), the measurements are 24 feet wide and e kitchen is 10'x12',there is pelnty of space for a n entrance
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Aja Mazin
Make a window a door?
February 27, 2013 at 6:53PM     
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janishill
I am not exactly sure what you are asking us.

Do you want to know if that is a good place to have a door installed?
February 27, 2013 at 6:54PM   
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Rejuvenate Remodeling Design
You have two challenges.
One is getting the exterior block below the window cut and finished by someone who knows what they are doing so the end product doesn't look like you chewed it off.
The other is fitting the new door to the existing window opening size. Hopefully it will be a standard size of at least 30" wide. Preferably 32" or 36". And of course the existing floor-to- top-of-window height must be standard. 80" is the most common. Otherwise it will become costly.
February 27, 2013 at 7:00PM     
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Eileen A.
This house has a very bad floor plan, we converted the main living area into two rooms. and the den into kitchen living and the only thing left is the front door to update
February 27, 2013 at 7:01PM   
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Symmetry Architects
Adding a small covered porch with the new front door, could add some visual interest, help break up the flat facade, and make the entry more inviting.
February 27, 2013 at 7:10PM     
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Eileen A.
what kind of porch style, i love modern and rustic, But have no clue what will match,
I accepted this house because it has an acre and half and my husband has an agricultural project going on but otherwise i do not love it and he knows it.
February 27, 2013 at 7:21PM   
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claudiann
How about shutters and a window box on the remaining window? You will need a stoop. What about a really large flat stone? Perhaps a trellis next to the door or an arbor over the door.
February 27, 2013 at 9:10PM     
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Eileen A.
having and the stoop to create symmetry, do i have to replace the window too
(superimpose the photo with a door)
February 28, 2013 at 1:46PM     
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Aja Mazin
Could you make the columns a bit smaller and the same size?

Could you trim out the window with a bit of the stone?
February 28, 2013 at 2:49PM     
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Eileen A.
still I trimmed the columns and added a frame to the window still no symmetry to me
February 28, 2013 at 4:30PM     
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Terri Maines_Theisen
I still don't like the window, it looks to small & plain. What color is the house? Brown or brick red?
February 28, 2013 at 4:44PM     
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Terri Maines_Theisen
A nice sidewalk of some kind would look nice & larger plants/srubs.
February 28, 2013 at 4:46PM     
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Eileen A.
A bigger window ? the color of the house was chocolate,
but its time to paint fades way fast with the Florida sun!
maybe the door style is not adequate for minimalist window
February 28, 2013 at 5:41PM     
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Aja Mazin
Add stone to window.
February 28, 2013 at 6:00PM     
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Aja Mazin
¿Habla usted español?
Puede ser que sea más fácil para nosotros para hablar.
February 28, 2013 at 6:05PM     
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Aja Mazin
.more rustic:
February 28, 2013 at 6:10PM     
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Eileen A.
added the stone to the window looks good, which type of door traditional or contemporary
February 28, 2013 at 6:17PM   
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Aja Mazin
Me encanta el primero que he publicado.
Use madera resistida por la puerta y añadir persianas de la ventana y una jardinera.

Me encanta la combinación de colores!
February 28, 2013 at 6:57PM   
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Aja Mazin
He vivido en Tampa Florida o el sur por toda mi vida.

Tienes suerte de tener un acre de tierra!
February 28, 2013 at 7:03PM   
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Aja Mazin
He pedido a un constructor para que nos ayuden, mañana.
Él es muy hábil.
February 28, 2013 at 7:10PM   
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Ironwood Builders
Aja! My working Spanish is not a written thing! If there are problems, translate. OK? A few things. Code requires a three foot deep landing no more than 6" down from the door..and full coverage. A rustic timber and corrugated roofed pergola will suffice with minimal slope. Look to the architectural salvage companies in your area for a rustic door (Aja, is she on board with your ideas? I am!) I can't tell if that is a wood framed home with stucco plaster or concrete block construction. If it is wood, no hai problemo. Tell me what the construction is and I'll tell you how to get it done.[houzz=Latimer Residence][houzz=Key Peninsula Residence[houzz=France]][houzz=Texas House]
February 28, 2013 at 7:25PM     
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Ironwood Builders
the pergola can be wider than just the door, only the area at the door needs to be covered. Building the top of the pergola about 3" under the roof will allow the corrugated roofing to slide under the gutter.. You need 7' minimum for head room at the porch and door.
February 28, 2013 at 7:28PM     
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Aja Mazin
Yes!

Thank you!!!
February 28, 2013 at 7:28PM   
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Aja Mazin
¿Está su casa construida con estuco sobre bloques de hormigón?
O se construye de madera?
February 28, 2013 at 7:31PM   
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Aja Mazin
Ironwood,

I told her tomorrow.
She might have gone to bed.
February 28, 2013 at 7:32PM   
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Aja Mazin
¿Te gusta la he publicado?
Elige el que te guste y te puede decir cómo construirlo.

I
February 28, 2013 at 7:37PM   
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Aja Mazin
Will be here tomorrow!

Estará aquí mañana!

Thank you again Ironwood!
February 28, 2013 at 7:40PM   
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Ironwood Builders
A few more rustic ideas.. to soften the front of the house the pergola could stretch over to the window or beyond and a eating or ? area could be added. Out here the green builders use broken up concrete slab or sidewalk to re- set in sand for a patio, or dry stack for a retaining wall. They call it "Urbanite" Scouring public works projects and commercial remodels for free materials is the way to go. All concrete waste is recycled in California, so they charge for it at the quarries that break it down into aggregate again. Parts for the pergola can also be salvage, following the rustic theme. Where does Ms Ramirez live in FLA? A google search of salvage yards is easy! I'll look for the posts in the early AM here in California.
February 28, 2013 at 8:01PM     
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Aja Mazin



Sólo 1 puerta sólido.

Me gusta la pérgola!
March 1, 2013 at 3:35AM     
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March 1, 2013 at 3:46AM     
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March 1, 2013 at 3:47AM     
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Ironwood Builders
Eileen and Aja, I'm on. Any progress? Let me know if you need anything further!
March 1, 2013 at 7:11AM     
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Aja Mazin
And
March 1, 2013 at 10:03AM     
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sweetnoor
I like the one with the shutters.
I would eliminate the windows from the door, however.
Paint both the door and shutters a distressed blue grey.

Change the rails to wood to match.

Add a window box .

I also really like the one using the weathered, reclaimed wood.
March 1, 2013 at 11:00AM     
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Aja Mazin
Eileen,

sweetnoor dijo: "como el de las persianas.
Yo eliminaría las ventanas de la puerta, sin embargo.
Pinte la puerta y persianas de un gris azul apenado.

Cambie los carriles de madera a juego.

Añadir una jardinera.

También me gusta el uso de la intemperie, la madera recuperada."

VER FOTOS
March 1, 2013 at 11:06AM   
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Cathy Welman_Nolan
Hi Eileen, I'm afraid I don't have any suggestions for your door problem, but I want to compliment you on your kitchen - it's amazing!
March 1, 2013 at 11:22AM     
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groveraxle
Creo eileen ya no está aquí.
March 1, 2013 at 11:29AM     
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Aja Mazin
groveraxle,

YOU MAY BE RIGHT!

This is her 2nd posting and I would not want to disappoint her again.
March 1, 2013 at 11:39AM   
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Anina Lavina
Hi! I would add a generous deck along the front of the house, thus increasing the footprint (and the value) of the house. If on the budget, adding shutters to the other window will help the proportion a bit. I do not know about the climate in your area, but I would add a pergola as well, covering the deck. To emphasize the entry, I would have double columns on ether side of the steps at the edge of the deck. This would mark the entry better, and "push the house" out a bit more. Depending on your climate and the orientation of your house, the area under the window would function like an "outdoor room". You could sit out there while waiting for your friends to arrive, or having a friendly chat with your neighbours.
March 1, 2013 at 11:48AM     
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Aja Mazin
Anina Lavina:

"Hi! He de añadir una cubierta generosa largo del frente de la casa, lo que aumenta la huella (y el valor) de la casa. Si en el presupuesto, añadiendo persianas a la otra ventana ayudará a la proporción un poco. No sé sobre el clima en su área, pero me gustaría añadir una pérgola, así, que cubre la cubierta. Destacar la entrada, tendría dos columnas en el lado de éter de los pasos en el borde de la cubierta. Esto marcaría la entrada mejor, y "empujar la casa" un poco más. Dependiendo de su clima y la orientación de su casa, el área bajo la ventana funcionaría como una "habitación al aire libre". Te podías sentar por ahí a la espera de tus amigos en llegar, o tener una charla amistosa con sus vecinos."
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Eileen A.
Hi :
Aja Mazin: Wow! : I like rustic but not that much, the Tiny house it's very nice, looks a bit more contemporary . I'm eclectic and casual elegant in what comes to taste. And nobody disappointing me. i'm just looking for ideas and everyone here has something to contribute thank you!

Ironwood Builders:I DO LOVE THE IDEA OF USING RECLAIMED MATERIALS. i live in Miami Area where are the stores located?

Anina Lavina: i have room to built ... but the idea of another window i don't know yet!
March 1, 2013 at 2:05PM     
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Eileen A.
Cathy Welman_Nolan: Thanks for the compliment, We Built it from the hardware store from scratch and still need a few details but our project is going on!
March 1, 2013 at 2:17PM     
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Aja Mazin
Eileen Martinez,

I fell in love with the Carmel Storybook Cottages!!

Tiny House is an amazing a 540-square-foot cottage on five acres of farmland.
It is owned by an architect who lives there with his wife and 2 children.

Let's see what Ironwood thinks about the remodeling.

He needs to know what the construction of your home is?

Wood frame or concrete block with stucco?

Is it on a concrete slab or is there a crawl space?

Do you want the deck to extend the width of the house?
Do you plan to paint your house?
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Me enamoré de las Casas Storybook Carmel!

Tiny House es un increíble una casa de campo de 540 metros cuadrados en cinco acres de tierras de cultivo.
Es propiedad de un arquitecto que vive allí con su esposa y 2 niños.

Vamos a ver qué Ironwood piensa en la remodelación.

Él tiene que saber lo que la construcción de su casa?

Marco de madera o bloques de hormigón de estuco?

¿Está en una losa de concreto o hay un sótano?

¿Quieres que la baraja para ampliar el ancho de la casa?
¿Tiene planes para pintar su casa?
March 1, 2013 at 2:31PM   
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March 1, 2013 at 2:48PM     
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Eileen A.
Mi house is bigger than the tiny house , 1078 sf , wood frame and concrete stucco, on a concrete slab.
Ilike the idea of the pergola.

Painting absolutely, a ligther color , because the sun here deteriorates the color quickly . Thinking a light gray or blue gray.
March 1, 2013 at 2:49PM     
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Aja Mazin
Anina Lavina,

You are absolutely right!

Can you add a pergola over the door with columns?
March 1, 2013 at 4:26PM   
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Aja Mazin
Anina Lavina dijo:

"Creo que usted encontrará que su puerta está casi nivel del suelo, no hay necesidad de que todas las estepas!
Compruebe la puerta de atrás. Si el terreno es plano, la puerta de entrada será la misma que la puerta trasera."
March 1, 2013 at 4:28PM   
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Eileen A.
No it's not at ground level, it needs to be filled with dirt or add steps And i love the idea of the the steps with a landscape
March 1, 2013 at 4:30PM   
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Aja Mazin
Ironwood Builders said that the pergola can be wider than just the door, only the area at the door needs to be covered. Building the top of the pergola about 3" under the roof will allow the corrugated roofing to slide under the gutter.. You need 7' minimum for head room at the porch and door.

Also, Code requires a three foot deep landing no more than 6" down from the door..and full coverage.
[This is Miami-Dade County- no one will check.....]

I have no idea what that means.
March 1, 2013 at 4:35PM   
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Aja Mazin
Eileen,
look at your side door.
March 1, 2013 at 4:36PM   
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Aja Mazin
One step!
March 1, 2013 at 4:41PM   
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jjandhk
This photo from another thread kind of reminds me of your house; maybe you can adapt some of these ideas.
March 1, 2013 at 4:54PM     
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Aja Mazin
And
March 1, 2013 at 5:14PM     
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Eileen A.
My side door has one step because we filled it with dirt, in the front is like two. Wait 'til tomorrow, will take a picture from the other side so you can see.

I was thinking of two pots with flowers on the by side of the door, I love the wreaths i only use them seasonally, very nice choice of door.


look at my drawing, maybe with the pergola!
March 1, 2013 at 5:16PM     
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Eileen A.
jjdesignkloos: I love your suggestion and the color.
March 1, 2013 at 5:17PM   
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Eileen A.
The drawing has a Florida room included wich we're not building right now but there is nothing wrong to dream!
March 1, 2013 at 5:19PM     
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Anina Lavina
Just for loughs. I could not help myself. :-)
March 1, 2013 at 5:28PM     
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Aja Mazin
I agree!

A pergola!

Now we need a builder to draw the plan and tell you what you need to do.

However, David is at work.
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Estoy de acuerdo!

Una pérgola!

Ahora necesitamos un constructor para dibujar el plan y le dirá lo que tiene que hacer.

Sin embargo, David está en el trabajo y debemos esperar ......
March 1, 2013 at 5:29PM   
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Aja Mazin
Anina Lavina.

WOW!

Could that be done using wood trim?
March 1, 2013 at 5:33PM   
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Jayme H.
If u put a wider porch on that side of the house, the gap issue should be resolved. A pergola could also stretch across that side of the house. If a smaller porch or portico were put on..the gap on the side of the house could be filled by a trellis, an obelisk and/or a tall shrub or plant.
March 1, 2013 at 5:42PM     
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Anina Lavina
I was thinking about attaching plaster decoration around the window and along the bottom of of the wall. Porch is from timber. I think you need an entry door with glass panels, and a skylight at the top. ( that should be able to open for ventilation as well even when the door is locked , the room would be too dark and airless otherwise.
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Eileen A.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY REAL HURRICANE SHUTTERS I'M LOST IN TRANSLATION HERE.
March 1, 2013 at 6:00PM   
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Eileen A.
Anina Lavina; YIKES ! THAT IS TOO MUCH DECOR I RATHER KEEP IT CONTEMPORARY
March 1, 2013 at 6:01PM   
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Aja Mazin
Wood shutters that attach to the windows at the top and bottom.
Persianas de madera que se adhieren a las ventanas en la parte superior e inferior.
March 1, 2013 at 6:07PM   
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Aja Mazin
Attached here.
March 1, 2013 at 6:13PM   
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Aja Mazin
Jayme Hobbs,

What gap?

Help! Where is a builder?
March 1, 2013 at 6:18PM   
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Aja Mazin
Eileen,

These things:
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Eileen A.
i dont lke this much i t will make the ouse darker, and i have the hurricane shutters that you take off and store. Don't worry A ja no rush !
March 1, 2013 at 6:24PM     
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Eileen A.
good night to all!
March 1, 2013 at 6:24PM     
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Ironwood Builders
Hi...I'm back. The instructions for changing out the door are long and I know it is late there. I'll post them as soon as I finish writing them up. Eileen, can you give me the height of the window off the floor on the interior? And from the top of the window to the fascia (where the gutter hangs)?

Do you want drawings of the pergola idea? I can do a quick sketch to communicate the idea, but working drawings or even detailed concept drawings are a pretty large investment of my time. I think a local draftsman or designer would be a better bet for getting that done.
March 1, 2013 at 6:36PM     
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Aja Mazin
Ironwood said

"Hola ... estoy de vuelta. Las instrucciones para el cambio de la puerta son largos y sé que es tarde allí. Voy a publicar tan pronto como termine la escritura para arriba. Eileen, ¿me puede dar la altura de la ventana del piso en el interior? Y desde la parte superior de la ventana a la fascia (donde el canal se bloquea)?

¿Quieres dibujos de la idea pérgola? Puedo hacer un boceto rápido para comunicar la idea, pero los dibujos de trabajo o dibujos conceptuales hasta detallados son una inversión bastante grande de mi tiempo. Creo que un dibujante local o diseñador sería una mejor apuesta para conseguir ese hecho."

And we all went to bed!!!!
March 1, 2013 at 6:45PM   
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Jayme H.
@Aja..by "gap", I meant the dead space between the would be door and window.
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Arrrgh! i should have done it on my computer and cut and pasted to the post...lost an hour and a half of instructions and I'm beat. I'm working again tomorrow, so it will be late evening before I can rewrite the door framing instructions.
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Caitlin Crosse
I think put in a basic door, and then, from there decide on what you are going to do eg porch, pillars, garden etc. One question, where would the new door enter into?
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OK, trying again. This time on my word processing app and cut and paste.

To turn a window into a door on a wood framed stucco house you need to first buy the door. It needs to be available for dimensioning and installation when all is ready. The process is a couple of days so a temporary plywood cover is needed too.

First, remove the window and the interior and exterior trim. If the door and jamb are bigger (wider and/or taller) than the window, some framing needs to be changed. But the drywall and stucco below the window opening need to come out first. A diamond blade on a mini-grinder makes short work of the stucco. If the house has no plywood sheathing, the stucco will be attached directly to the studs. Be careful about electrical wires run from outlet to outlet in the wall below the window. Tracking the wires back to the last outlet before the window and rerouting them over the top may be necessary. If the window rough opening is too narrow for the door, we’ll leave one side of the framing in place. The other side needs to come out.

Cut the drywall (not the stucco) back to the next full height stud. Sawzall out the king stud (the full height stud that is next to the old window opening) along with the cripple stud (the shorter stud that carries the header). Cripples are known as trimmers, jacks and other names across the country. The header is the small beam that supports the roof and ceiling or floor above the opening. Take out the header. Don’t worry about the stucco for now, we’ll get to that.

Measure the door and jamb, the door frame that the hinges are attached to. Your header needs to be 5” larger than the jamb width for a single door, 8” larger for a double door. We won’t get into larger openings here. Make sure the jamb is the right thickness for your wall. We typically use a 4 9/16” jamb for a 2X4 wall with 1/2” plywood and 1/2” drywall. No plywood? You need a narrower jamb. A door company will make the jamb for your door...measure the jamb of the window and make the door match. Use a 4X12 header for an 8” ceiling. This eliminates the small blocks above a header to keep studs on layout. With taller ceilings and a standard 36” door, a 4X6 is the typical header. If you have a 36” wide door, the rough opening is 38”...3/4” each side for the jamb and 1/4” each side for the shims. The header is 5” bigger because it sits on top of the trimmers.

Locate and install the second king stud. Place the header up on the existing cripple and wedge it into place with the new cripple stud. Hammer everything home. Lots of nails. At least two in every stud to the plates and two every 12” from the cripples to the kings, eight each side of the header to the kings and a dozen toenails to attach the header to the top plate. Sawzall out the bottom plate between the cripples and yank it.

Set the door in the opening and mark out where the exterior trim hits the stucco, score the stucco on the line, not all the way to the framing, and knock it out with a hammer. the black paper should stay behind. On the new framing, drill holes and set stainless or galvanized screws to attach the stucco back to the new studs, fill the holes with polyurethane caulk (a better installation would be to chop the stucco well back and have it patched back...but we are going for budget and tight work). Wrap the framing and the concrete floor with a self adhesive bituminous flashing...Vycor works well. Stick it onto the existing black paper, tucking more 15# felt under as necessary to maintain a good moisture barrier. Start at the bottom and work to the top, just like a roof.

Install the door in a heavy bed of polyurethane caulk on the bottom. Plumb it up and shim it well. Check that the door opens easily and swings well, that the reveals around the door are even. Trim the interior to match the original...or make all new. Caulk and paint all the exterior trim and stucco. Paint the interior. Door is done when you set hardware!
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Ironwood Builders
Here is a basic sketchup of a freestanding pergola with a partial porch roof. Eileen's idea for a surround/handrail from her ideabook would tie it together well.
March 3, 2013 at 1:28PM     
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Lizabeth
Excellent instructions Ironwood as usual.

And just adding here that if you cannot nail the 16penny nails because I sometimes find that difficult to do on a remodel where I don't have space to swing a hammer and I don't have a nailgun, one can use screws in a tight spot. Costs more but can work well it one does not have strength or ability to use hammer well.

I will nail what I can and then use the screws where I know I cannot secure a nail. Yes I guess i could buy a palm nailer but that is a long ways down my road.
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Aja Mazin
Fantastic!

Thank you so very much, Ironwood Builders.

I will use Google to translate:

Para convertir una ventana en una puerta en una casa de madera enmarcado estuco que necesita para comprar la primera puerta. Se necesita estar disponible para el dimensionamiento e instalación, cuando todo está preparado. El proceso es un par de días, así que una cubierta de madera contrachapada temporal es necesaria también.


En primer lugar, quitar la ventana y el interior y el borde exterior. Si la puerta y la jamba son más grandes (más ancho y / o más alto) de la ventana, algunos encuadre necesita ser cambiado. Sin embargo, los paneles de yeso y estuco debajo de la abertura de la ventana que venir primero. Un disco de diamante en un mini-molino reduce el trabajo del estuco. Si la casa no tiene revestimiento de contrachapado, el estuco se conectará directamente a los montantes. Tenga cuidado con los cables eléctricos se ejecutan desde la salida hasta la salida en la pared debajo de la ventana. El seguimiento de los cables hasta la última salida antes de la ventana y el reencaminamiento ellos sobre la parte superior puede ser necesario. Si la abertura de la ventana en bruto es demasiado estrecha para la puerta, vamos a dejar de un lado del encuadre en el lugar. El otro lado tiene que salir.

Cortar los paneles de yeso (no el estuco) de vuelta al tornillo de altura completa que viene. Sawzall el perno rey (el espárrago de altura que se encuentra junto a la abertura de la ventana de edad) junto con el espárrago lisiado (el perno más corto que lleva el encabezamiento). Lisiados que se conoce como trimmers, gatos y otros nombres de todo el país. La cabecera es la viga que soporta el techo y el techo o el suelo por encima de la abertura. Saque la cabecera. No te preocupes por el estuco, por ahora, vamos a llegar a eso.

Medir la puerta y la jamba, el marco de la puerta de que las bisagras se unen a. Su cabecera necesita ser 5 "mayor que el ancho de la jamba de una puerta única, 8" más grande para una puerta doble. No vamos a entrar en aberturas más grandes aquí. Asegúrese de que la jamba es el espesor adecuado para su pared. Nos utilizan típicamente un 4 9/16 "jamba de una pared 2X4 con 1/2" de madera contrachapada y paneles de yeso 1/2 ". No contrachapado? Se necesita una jamba estrecho. Una empresa hará que la puerta jamba de la puerta ... medir la jamba de la ventana y hacer que el partido de la puerta. Usar una cabecera 4X12 para un 8 "de techo. Esto elimina los pequeños bloques por encima de una cabecera para mantener espárragos en el diseño. Con altos techos y una puerta estándar de 36 ", un 4X6 es el encabezado típico. Si usted tiene un 36 "puerta de par en par, la abertura es de 38" ... 3/4 "a cada lado de la jamba y 1/4" cada lado de las cuñas. La cabecera es de 5 "más grande ya que se encuentra en la parte superior de los recortadores.

Buscar e instalar el perno rey segundo. Coloque el encabezado arriba en el tullido existente y calzar en su lugar con el perno inválido nuevo. Martillo casa todo. Un montón de clavos. Al menos dos de cada perno a las placas y dos cada 12 "a partir de los lisiados a los reyes, ocho a cada lado de la cabecera a los reyes y una docena de uñas de los pies para sujetar la cabecera a la placa superior. Sawzall la placa de fondo entre los lisiados y tire de éste.

Coloque la puerta en la abertura y marcar cuando el asiento exterior golpea el estuco, la puntuación del estuco en la línea, no todo el camino a la elaboración y la golpee con un martillo. el papel negro debe quedarse atrás. En la formulación nueva, taladros y los tornillos de fijación de acero galvanizado o para fijar el estuco nuevo a los postes de madera nueva, llena los huecos con masilla de poliuretano (una instalación mejor sería cortar el estuco bien atrás y lo han parcheado de nuevo ... pero vamos para el presupuesto y el trabajo duro). Envuelva el encuadre y el suelo de cemento con un tapajuntas auto-adhesivo bituminoso ... Vycor funciona bien. Pegarlo sobre el papel negro existente, metiendo más 15 # fieltro bajo como sea necesario para mantener una buena barrera contra la humedad. Comience en la parte inferior y en la parte superior, al igual que un techo.

Instalar la puerta en una cama pesada de masilla de poliuretano en la parte inferior. Plumb hacia arriba y calce bien. Compruebe que la puerta se abre fácilmente y cambios bien, revela que el alrededor de la puerta son iguales. Recorte el interior para que coincida con el original ... o hacer que todo nuevo. Rellene y pintar todo el borde exterior y estuco. Pintar el interior. Puerta se realiza al configurar hardware!
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Anina Lavina states:

I think you need an entry door with glass panels, and a skylight at the top. ( that should be able to open for ventilation as well even when the door is locked , the room would be too dark and airless otherwise.

I agree.
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Anina Lavina dice:

Creo que se necesita una puerta de entrada con paneles de vidrio, y una claraboya en la parte superior. (Que debe ser capaz de abrir para la ventilación, así incluso cuando la puerta está cerrada, la habitación sería demasiado oscura y sin aire, de lo contrario.

Estoy de acuerdo.
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Jayme H.
Bravo Ironwood!!
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Aja Mazin
Perhaps a door like the one earlier posted by sweetnoor.
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lizabeth's point about screws is valid. But don't use black drywall screws. For framing we use heavier decking screws, usually square drive. A 16D nail has 320 lbs of shear force at the point it contacts the wood. That means me and Aja can both hang from one nail. Not many screws are that strong, so when in doubt, double up.
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Thanks,
As for door with glass pane I agree. SInce a window is being replaced at least that much area of light transfer should replace the window.

Yes Aja, that is a lovely door and I am going to attach some lower cost options if budget might be an issue.

One is a "single lite" door with a full double pane of glass and another is a door with a half pane of glass. Both are neither fancy nor expensive and available in both wood or fiberglass or metal from many vendors.

I am a big fan of 'sightlines" and light and ventilation on at least two side of a room. Fifty years ago it was standard to have windows on at least two walls in all homes. This feature enhances most rooms.
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And Yes a Pergola structure would look lovely. I would have done that on my back porch had I more time and more money.
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Wow Ironwood! You are very talented and generous! All the posters you give advice to are very lucky! You too Ava and Lisbeth! I enjoy reading your comments, all!
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Sorry Lizabeth, for the misspelling of your name.
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Eileen,

Have you ever ordered prehung doors? If you have not here are a few things to know before you do. Figure which side you want the hinge's on and if you want a pair or three hinges. I prefer three hinges. Best to pick out the door hardware, lockset, and if you are doing a doorknob and a separate dealbolt. The vendor who sells you the door will ask you all those questions at the time you place your order. They will ask if it is inswing or outswing. Best to bring a clear drawing of where the door is going to prevent mistakes.

You don't want to order just the slab as the door is known if it is not prehung. Unless you are very talented it is much easier to order a door "prehung" in a jamb. You still have to set the jamb and do all the stuff the Ironwood explained so well.

You may get lucky and find a "salvage" or used door but you will need to then get it hung in a jamb. You can do that but it will be more work. Anything you save you might end up paying a trim carpenter if hanging the door is beyond your skill level.

Also be careful when buying used doors as sometimes they are warped or twisted and then it is near impossible to get them hung correctly.

Good luck and do keep us posted on your progress.
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Eileen A.
OH WOW ! Ironwood Builders THANK YOU! YOU USED GOOGLE SKETCH TO DO THAT RIGHT.

I TOTALLY AGREE WITH BUMBLEBEE728 YOU ARE SUPER GENEROUS!

bUT OF COURSE I LOVE THE PERGOLA IDEA

AND THE MEASUREMENTS I WILL HAVE TAKE THEM DURING THE WEEK I'VE TO LOOK 4 MY MEASURING TAPE THAT SOMEWHERE AROUND THE HOUSE!
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IN THIS IDEA BOOK I HAVE A FEW PERGOLAS THAT LIKE
Ideabook: PERGOLAS

HERE IN THIS IDEA BOOK: THE DOORS THAT I LIKE, WISH ONE SUIT BEST WITH THE PERGOLA
Ideabook: DOORS
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eileen, I actually liked this one. Thinking the screen lower down as a surround, but allowing more light into your window. I like the double posts of the pergola above the DOORS ideabook photo above. Per lizabeth, the sidelights will allow natural light into the room and replace the light lost from the window. I've also attached a picture of an "urbanite" patio with the corrugated roof idea I threw out here before. [houzz=Hart Cabin Patio][houzz=The Brick House]
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Hart Cabin Patio shows 'Urbanite' patio comprised of salvaged concrete foundation slabs, sun shades on the windows,
March 5, 2013 at 8:51AM   
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WOW!

A door with horizontal wood and glass and the screen with the boards spaced appropriately to let in light would be functional and add architectural interest.


Palo Alto Residence

Ana Williamson

The Brick House 1

The Brick House 2

and replace the concrete porch on "The Brick House" with an 'Urbanite' patio.
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Eileen, What do you think of the things Aja is coming up with?
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Aja Like it! , like the one in the brick house, i will have to draw a few new sketches to find the symmetry that i'm looking for the front of the cottage.

Thanks everyone for your good ideas !
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EileenA,

It will benefit from your artistic talents and creativity!

Keep us posted and the best of luck.
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Eileen A.
Absolutely I will!
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This is a great post and expert advice. I wish you were all in Minnesota.I have a similar situation with cabins at our Resort. Eileen, I noticed the stone walk adds so much to the style & entrance. I think you have a workable area that can really be beautiful.
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Having lived in small homes, there are things that you will not be able to do too much about. Storage, closets and dirt tracked in from the main door. Think about an airy, well ventilated sunny mud room instead of a fancy forch and pillars, their nice to look at, but in the long run, having a place to hang a wet coat, boots, to dry and extra storage space built in, or under seats for taking on and off shoes. Just a thought, but you need to expand your workable spaces to fit your lifestyle now and to make cleaning simpler for yourself daily.
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Louise:
Post your photo, to houzz design dilemma I'm sure that people will help you to develop your ideas too

I have stepping stones on the other side where the kitchen door is , and I will continue with the same theme, for the new entrance
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Teths:
so true I need storage for shoes! I do not allow shoes inside the house a shoe closet will be nice close to the door , but the house being so small i I've to find a design that fits to the square footage of the house.
here is the photo of the area where the new door will be any ideas?
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My thought was on the outside of the house, a functional enclosed entry porch that you could remove clothing, shoes, boots, shopping bags...more functional, not taking away from the square footage you have in your home. Enclosed but sunny, the entry door being a see through door allowing light and ventilation with a screen in the summer for air circulation. It sounds like you want to have a nicer looking entry, why not make it functional for your needs, and enclose it and make it as big as you need for the many uses you aren't allowed in the home. Good luck ,you have a wealth of ideas and examples that will suit your lifestyle, choose the benefits and count the ways a certain design will help you with your loss of square footage and be useful. Good luck
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Eileen, Place a set of cubbies to the right of the door/window in the corner. There should be room for one with a small bench. An all weather rug in front of the door and the boot bench...there you have it..instant mudroom!
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Hi guys, I was thinking today; what about the door in the center the house is 23'8'' wide

and opt a door like this to cover the kitchen
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I am confused!

Do you mean make a new door between the 2 windows and change the kitchen door to the one you posted?
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Eileen, That may leave fewer options on the exterior...pretty much eliminates the sitting area we were discussing. I see the potential on the interior though. Don't see how the giant glass doors will close off the kitchen though...they will run into your cabinet line.
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I'm back

AJA; Don't get confused I love to have options to decide.

Just need few new ideas until we find the one that suits because I count on ALL of you to help me decide.
Thanks for the support !

Ironwood Builders; options is what I want; one or two options to decide on what will be materialized. and do not worry about the cabinet line as the door moves from one side to the other; the kitchen refrigerator changes to the side where the old door was and the kitchen island becomes the table I LOVE TO RE PURPOSE THINGS as the shown in the new floor plan below.

FINALLY My husband likes SOMETHING: this porch
Shevlin Commons Meadow Hacienda

I still love the idea of the pergola because it let light in
I like the rustic stone on this play house I think will look good in my cottage
Playhouse

How to blend it all, rustic, modern, cottage hmm? I 'll keep looking.
March 27, 2013 at 3:14PM   
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