My husband and I have been renovating our house over the past year or so. It was all going really well. We ripped up the old carpet and polished the floor boards. We installed a brand new kitchen and bathroom. And dividing up a large space in the house to create two new rooms — a nursery (we’re expecting!) and a bijou library with a fireplace. The house is looking really great.
We thought we were done with everything until we realised we needed window repairs near Melbourne. We stood outside the house, looking at it with arms crossed, thinking “I know it looks good but there’s something missing, something’s not right.” Finally, I figured it out. I approached the windows at the front of the house, old wooden things with splinters and decay, looking a bit gnarled with age. I said, “Joe! We need new window frames!”
It’’s the details that really make a place special. You can’t have everything all new and shiny and then these ugly old rotten window frames. It just looked wrong. I mean, you could hardly notice but you could sense that something wasn’t right. It was almost like the house was haunted, haunted by the ghosts of old unwanted windows.
Since the house was new, we considered getting aluminium frames which are apparently easier to clean and maintain. But then, we thought that the wooden style would suit the place better, so we opted for timber window repairs in Melbourne. The repairs company came over and replaced the windows in no time, so we didn’t have to deal with that hauntingly ugly old window frames for long (what a relief!)
Since then, I’ve been noticing all of these other small touch ups that we need to make. For example, the paint in the laundry is a different colour to the rest of the house, and our dart board in the recreation room is missing a circle.