We bought this house built in the 60s and it has these small windows that don’t provide much light . The house is brick but I’m wondering how difficult it would be to put in larger windows instead of replacing these old ones and paying for them to be custom made since they don’t have them anymore. What’s the process of cutting into brick and putting in windows?
There are really two options:
- Remove the bricks in the area of the new windows and re-set them (after cutting those that need to be cut) back in the right format to give you the needed window opening.
- Using a masonry saw (these are easily rentable) cut out a new rough opening for your new windows, set the windows, and then trim around them.
I'd probably do #2 but either will work.