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The Challenge:

Completed Project

This was a 1937 non contributing home in Boise’s North End Historic District. It used to have a separate access from outside into a basement apartment. The new owners wanted to change the use and add safety as well as additional light.

The Idea:

Change the existing door into a large sliding Egress window with a concrete retaining wall.

The Solution:

We got permission from the neighbors to waive the 10 day appeal process

The Details:

We did not disturb any paint so lead testing was not necessary. Water proofed with a tar emulsion and used a sheet drain. The window was a vinyl double pane gridded low-e window. The interior was left unfinished.

Investment Range $3,200

Time Frame 2 weeks