I mentioned earlier that garden doors aren't doing it for me anymore. Call me old fashioned but I like sliders and envisioned a wall of them opening onto the new covered deck I pray is within budget. My dream of a 12 foot patio door sounded a bit SPENDY (and fingerprint-y) but I decided to get some quotes. Well the first 2 came back in the $3000+ range and I almost gave up until I saw Jeld-wen made a 4-panel slider.
The next day I marched down to Home Depot - kids in tow - and squealed almost as loud as Gabe when the special order price tag came back at $842!! Aaaaaaand they were having a 15% off all exterior windows & doors sale so guess whose dream came true?!
This door is significant and exciting on so many levels: level 1 - it only cost $715.70 + tax, level 2 - it was the first purchase we made for our home addition, level 3 - it arrives at our door in less than 3 weeks which means we don't have to pick it up or store it long, level 4 - this is really happening!!
Because we aren't financing the renovation, we've broken the project into more manageable & affordable pieces (sections if you will) the first being concrete... boring *yawn*. This is Trevor's area, but I'm told the foundation should be dug and poured by mid-August so stay tuned for a great, big and definitely not-kid-friendly hole in the backyard.