This was another Fall project in Minneapolis. The addition on the back of this home had older casement windows that made the room feel like a 3-season porch more than the informal dining room that it is. The homeowners wanted to match the other windows in the home that had been installed during a past remodel. These windows are a high-quality Marvin with true grids (not the snap-in type) that I ordered through Shaw/Stewart Lumber Co. By going with double hung windows along with the grids, it really makes the room feel warmer and more connected with the rest of the home. I also did a single double hung window over the kitchen sink at the same time.
This staircase was put in place of a concrete stoop that was crumbling away. The homeowners picked out EcoLife Decking, which is an “earth-friendly” pressure-treated material. My favorite thing about this material is that it is VERY CLEAR (knots are very hard to find). The railing is an iron system called Fortress Iron. It is a beautiful product and really creates a clean look.