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Old 11-05-2014, 07:01 PM
 
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I'm having a woodstove installed in my home as part of the major renovation I'm undertaking, and I had the contractors create an opening in the master bedroom wall, which is on the 2nd floor overlooking the living room (see attached picture), so that I could have an easy way to have the heat to travel up into master bed at night. It's not really a "balcony", but wasn't sure what else to call it.

Anyway, I need to come up with some kind of window or door system that will allow me to close for privacy and open to allow for heat entry. Any creative ideas out there?

Thanks in advance.

Ideas for Master Bed "Balcony" Enclosure-master-balcony.jpg
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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I am not sure of your personal style, but I love the look of barn doors. I can see a variation of that working for you. A large quilt on a frame would also look cool .
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:25 PM
 
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I like the idea of the barn doors, which reminds me I should have mentioned that the house will be quite contemporary.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:39 PM
 
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If you like the industrial look, I have seen doors made out of metal/corrugated metal as windows and doors. Rather then having it plain, you could paint something on either side and close it on a track. A large distressed American flag would be nice.
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Old 11-06-2014, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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You could literally put a window in that opens up. Here's an example with a bit of an industrial vibe.

NYC Loft - Industrial - Living Room - new york - by Design42 Architecture, LLC
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:49 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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That looks great, southbel!

NC_Paddler.... what is the size of your opening? It looks a bit on the small side to me.
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:21 AM
 
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That's pretty cool, Southbel. I like it. Would definitely be a custom window job, but maybe worth it.

Good question on the dimensions; I'll have to go back and measure - not sure off hand. It's definitely smaller than the space in the Houzz picture.
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:55 AM
 
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I like the idea of the window too! May add needed light into that room - never thought about it being glass!
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:06 AM
 
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I like the idea of the window too! May add needed light into that room - never thought about it being glass!
My original thought was to do a horizontally sliding glass window, but was trying to spare the expense of having a custom window installed . . . I like the folding window in the Houzz picture much better.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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It's about 2X6.
Count the studs/size of drywall.

I've seen this in some other houses over the years-
I've seen slider windows, cafe-style shutters, and even Bahama shutters.

But the best look I've seen is an actual set of French doors with a railing across them. Open them for air circulation, close them for true privacy- yet, being glass allows light in. But of course that would be a "full" opening not a "window" opening like yours.
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