new windows – part 2

Speaking of new windows…
Here is a detailed post about our new and beautiful balcony door which folds to each side and opens the room almost completely to the (future)balcony.

When it comes to balcony/garden doors you can basically choose between folding doors and tilt/slide doors. We chose the folding option because it opens the room completely. (AND the true reason: I fell in love with this system ever since I saw it the first time at the amazingly beautiful apartment of my friend Eva in Salzburg! Hi Eva, Hi Jacob! … yeah, I’m not afraid of being a copycat here! These door-opening system is just to good not to have it yourself!)
The door is like all the windows from the company KATZBECK. A family business from Austria. They did great work and the price was not to bad either. The only bitter pill: the windows where no longer available in a withe-wash-kind-of-colour we’d wanted to have – but we chose the natural look instead!
And thats how it can open to the full 3,5 meter width:
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please ignore our “site interior” the fancy cable bundle tower on the right and the stuff on the left will probably hopefully be gone in a few weeks…or month… 

 

new windows

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I think it was my personal christmas… coming to the site after a hard day at work and see these beautiful skylight windows already installed!
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We chose wooden windows (outside surface is aluminium). They are made by VELUX and called Cabrio (wich means convertible in German) because you can convert them into a tiny balcony within seconds! And they are huge (almost 3m height) but worth every penny it’s such a tremendous change with all the light filling the room – compared to the big but dark attic it was before!
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The attic still looks pretty rough but with all the light you can imagine a really beautiful room waiting under the surface of all this chaos!