love it or list it window and door project

May 12, 2012

Over the years we’ve had the privilege of being part of several television programs. One of our favourites is W Network’s Love it or List It. We have installed windows for about  a dozen episodes, but this particular one is my favourite.

Luc and Lieve De Nil, originally from Belgium, were tired of the narrow main floor hallway and cramped quarters of their Roncesvalles home. Hilary Farr and the team at Love It or List It came up with a design that would remove most of the partition walls and relocate the rear windows and doors for better access and style.


Lieve, Louis, Leya and Luc

While Luc and Lieve wanted new windows and doors, they also wanted to preserve the original charm and feel. We chose metal clad wood windows and doors because of their warmth and ability to match other interior finishes and for their maintenance-free exterior. We reproduced the stained glass pattern from the original window.

In total, 7 windows and doors were replaced. The original kitchen had a single door and a single window. The new plan called for the door and window locations to be reversed and enlarged. The front window and dining room bay window also feature traditional locks and handles. The original kitchen door is now a beautiful 5-foot sliding French patio door.



Dining Room

Dining Room

The windows are metal clad wood double hungs with traditional hardware. The metal clad finish ensures that painting is a thing of the past.

Closeup of Window

There was a single door originally on the left hand side and a small window on the right. The Love It or List It team did an amazing job of rebricking the exterior. You would never know that this brickwork wasn’t original.

Outside View of House

Love It or List It hosts, David Visentin and Hilary Farr

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