Bringing in the light

21 Jun

I was so tempted to call this post “Let there be light” but I resisted (obviously not enough to let it go unmentioned!). I think this is a very appropriate post for the longest day of the year.  The glass came in this week for the main skylight in the kitchen, small skylight in the bathroom and the glass and sliding doors for the two courtyards − pouring light into the center of the house (which my photos don’t demonstrate too well as it was a pretty overcast day).

I remember someone telling me that the house would be so much lighter and brighter when the plasterboard goes up over the brick walls and that was before the glass and skylights went in − so I can’t wait to see how bright things will be in combination with the plasterboard.

There’s more work to be done on the roof but things are really taking shape.

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9 Responses to “Bringing in the light”

  1. Lori June 21, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    Yeah! Amy, this is awesome! “Let there be light.” I love the longest day of the year! Wee, Summer is here ;)

    • amyswear June 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

      My favorite day of the year!

  2. Christine June 21, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    Love, love. love the sky light! We had two small skylights installed in our cabin and it made a huge difference. We’re also thinking about painting the brick fireplace to brighten up the room even more.

    I can hardly wait to see the end result!!

    • amyswear June 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

      Thanks, Christine! I’m starting to get really excited. I need you to send me pics of the before and afters for the cabin so that I can feature it — it’s so cute!!

  3. Betty June 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Love work in progress pics. And you know how I like light in a home. You’re getting there. And half the fun is the journey.

    • amyswear June 23, 2011 at 11:40 am #

      It’s definitely a journey – a very long and epic one! I guess I’ll appreciate it that much more when I’m finally in!

  4. Christiana Childers June 21, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    Yeah! Love it!

  5. Molly June 21, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    LOVE the tilted skylights! was thinking they would be flat, but this adds to the size of the room too – in a way! Very excited to cook in your new kitchen!! keep up the great progress!!

    • amyswear June 23, 2011 at 11:40 am #

      Yeah, they’re different than what I was originally going to get — a bit of budget reality — but I’m told they actually let in more light.

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