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Should we add windows here?

4 years ago

Hi all,
We built this house last year. It is not custom (not in our budget), but we paid to add nearly every structural upgrade possible and have lots of fun plans to add life and character.

One idea we have been throwing around is adding windows on either side of the fireplace. We have northern exposure and trees on the backside of the house where most of the windows are, so more light would be delightful!

Our hesitation is that we are on an average suburban culdesac lot, and the side of our neighbor’s house is only 20-25 feet away from where the windows would be. So our view would pretty much be putty colored siding 🤣

The alternative would be adding floating shelves above the built-ins, with wall sconces above them.

What do you think? Thanks!

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