If we had a mantra (a la Portlandia’s “put a bird on it“) it would be a close tie between “paint it white” and “put a window in it”. In the case of the workshop, we’re doing both. You see the hole right there… we put a window in it.
The basement has two subterranean window openings that are protected by metal grates. They were boarded up, but not bricked over like the windows on the first floor, making this a really easy and inexpensive way to add some natural light to the space.
Remove the board…
Put a window in it…
Except when we removed the board, we discovered a small jungle of weeds and trash.
A little clean up and three bags of rock made this a much better view.
It’s not enough light to work by, but it makes a huge difference when you hit the bottom of the steps.
That’s it. Just an easy, simple “put a window in it” project.