In case you were wondering...

In case you were wondering...

This blog exists to encourage all those who have ever wanted--and needed!--a tiny getaway close to home. A workshop, playhouse, garden shed, sanctuary, mini-greenhouse, studio, home office; whatever it is you need, it IS doable, with some sacrifice, imagination, and compromise.

It helps if you're handy, too.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Winterizing progress...inexpensive and easy.

The hardware store offers several types...we figured low-density would compact more readily.

Piece of cake to cut to size...

Since we used recycled windows and doors, there's not much weatherstripping...both the small door and the French ones have weatherstripping at the bottom, but I could see light around the edges.  Where there's light there's air, and in the winter that means BREEZY.  
Self-stick foam weatherstripping is easy to install and quite inexpensive ($2.99 a roll, might have found it cheaper if we'd shopped around though.)  You need to do it when it's 40 degrees or above to insure a good sticking, so waiting till the day warms up to finish (I quit yesterday when the evening mosquitoes got too interested in the process!)

The French doors are fairly tightly fitted when it comes to closing, but not where air leaks are concerned...I'll just make sure they're shut and locked!  I did the bottom of the window nearest the desk, but we will be doing a removable storm window for that one, too.

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