OK here goes, my man style post....wish me luck. (Oh I so wanted to put and exclamation point right there).
Problem: Wife complains of dark dingy hallway.
Solution: Put in window.
Step 1: Get big power tool. (I think this is called a grinder)
Step 2: Blast through 16" of adobe brick like you are Andy Dufresne breaking out of prison in the "Shawshank Redemption" (A very guy movie)
Step 3: Make mess on the roof under the new window
Step 4: Install window
Step 5: Con your brother who is really good at woodworking to trim it out perfectly (Ooops I almost put an exclamation point there)
Step 6: Get out of the way while your wife puts cute stuff on that big wide ledge.
Done: Happy wife happy life
Just in case you are running to grab a grinder and cut a hole in your wall here is a note from our legal department:
"Please do not try this at home. All the window stunts shown on this blog have been performed by a highly trained window installer with years of experience."
But...If you've got a dark area in the house, don't be afraid to add a new window. It may take someone with a little experience but it is possible to add a window just about anywhere.
(Okay, I am really ready for that exclamation point now)
My husband is a rock star of a window installer! This window must have been a real "pain" to put in. Thanks so much for letting the light in and making me a happy wife. I love what is has done for our entire upstairs and stairway! (Sorry there's another one, I can't help it)
Here's to all you men out there who make our design dreams come true! (last exclamation point, I promise)