I had an estimate for a rustic paver patio with space in between the pavers for creeping thyme around 6k and i would have to buy the pergola myself so depending on the size and material that could be up to another 4k.
Convert double door to window.
Make sure it s legal to replace your door with a window.
If necessary cut a rabbet in the 2x6 bottom plate to fit over the finished floor in the room.
It will involve supporting the wall removing the window lintel and replacing it with an rsj may need a pair or a steel lintel depending on the wall type to carry the weight of the wall above.
We worked from the top down to avoid disturbing the.
In this video this old house general contractor tom silva shows the proper way to install a new window into an old and oversized doorway opening.
Unless the window is loadbearing which will probably mean a bit of hassle for you and a new lintel on the inner skin.
With the wide door frame opening you can make a double front door into one by removing the.
Replacing the essentially non functional exterior door with a window will make the home more secure and will enhance the look of the room by letting in more natural light.
Remove the existing door and doorframe.
So i am thinking that it is going to be around 5k to convert this window to a double french door.
Once that s all sorted it s a matter of removing the window and wall to suit the patio door that you want to have installed.
Remove the old door and carefully remove all interior and exterior trim.
So you ve just built a new deck on the back of your house and those once lovely double windows in the living room would now make a better door sliding glass or french out to that awesome deck.
Check building codes in your area before changing an exterior door.
The sides are installed top of the house wrap but go underneath the cuts in the top corners.
Let s assume i choose a pretty basic door.
What i really want to know is a rough estimate of costs from anyone who has had this done before i even consider calling a pro.
I know it can be done i ve seen other posts on houzz re.
I was lucky and already had a very solid reinforced concrete lintel across both skins where the window was which was long enough and sturdy enough to use above the new door frame without the cbo getting funny about it.
You cut the top corners of the house wrap at 45 degree angles.
Install a rubber seal around the sides and top of the window starting the sides and then the top plate.
Exterior doors may not be changed if they are also an important exit.
A double front door on a house can look a bit imposing and often makes a home s entrance seem dated.
The good news about turning a window into a door assuming it s wide enough is that the advanced carpentry required for altering a load bearing wall.
Then build a short wall to span opening.