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Reader Question: What Can I Do With an Unused Window Inside My House?

Find out what you can do with an odd window between the guest room and the dining room

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Q: We have a guest room at the center of the house. The room’s 1.5m x 1m window opens directly to the dining area—a window inside the house! We’ve been thinking about what to install in the window opening that can serve as decoration for both rooms (our dining and guest rooms), and at the same time still allow some light to pass through. What would you suggest?—Marie Eva Diongco

A: This reminds me of a home I visited once. It had a huge fixed window decorated with shelves of green and blue glass bottles. Light passed through the bottles and filled the room with color. This wouldn’t necessarily be the best solution in your case, but it should inspire you to think about colored glass!

Colored glass, especially if it’s frosted, will let light in but will keep your guest room private. Tackle this problem like an art project—be inspired by the famous abstract paintings of Mondrian. Install a single fixed panel of regular glass, and paint and frost the glass yourself. You could also hire a contractor to install a Mondrian window using several small panels of colored and frosted glass. 

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Read the original article ("Ask It") in the November 2009 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

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