View to Renovations

Talk about a loo with a view. My bathroom window is really something else, and I do my best to avoid taking it for granted. Each day, I make sure to take in the vista and remind myself that everyone has such an outlook from their porcelain throne.

In the course of doing this, however, I’ve started to notice that the window itself is looking a tad worse for wear. When I first moved in, I thought it looked rustic, but the more I look at it, the more I think it’s just… well, shabby. Not shabby chic – just plain old shabby. This view demands to be framed to perfection, so I think it’s time to invest in a window update.

Who would you call for sash window replacement services, Melbourne householders? A glazier? A carpenter? Your DIY-savvy neighbour? Presumably, there are businesses that specialise in window installation, but I’ve never thought to recruit one before. If I wasn’t making such a ritual of gazing out this window, no doubt I’d never have noticed the dilapidated state of the frame or that crack in the glass.

It makes me wonder if I’m really giving enough attention to the overall condition of the house. If the bathroom window looks like that, then what about the bi-fold windows in the laundry, or the side door, for that matter? Replacement timber doors shouldn’t be such a hard thing to get hold of, but installing them might be trickier.

Can I just get someone to come over and honestly appraise all of my house’s fittings, without pressuring me to upgrade any of them? I mean, in an ideal world, I’d renovate the whole shebang, but that’s not about to happen any time soon. I don’t need the place to be perfect anyway. I just want my loo view to be perfectly framed by a beautiful window.