Monday, August 23, 2004

My First Renovation

We survived our first home renovation. It was relatively minor, but it did involve a general contractor, sub-contractors, pneumatic power tools, and a town permit.

As you may have read in a previous post, our front porch plan didn't work out, so we had our front entryway rebuilt so that it doesn't expose the foundation. This involved knocking down a wall and rebuilding it 6 inches out from where the original was. Some rotted sill wood was replaced and the wood floor had to be patched. My favorite thing about all this is that I got really nice wooden shutters with faux harware.

Here are before and after pictures of our house. The first was taken before it was ours, in May 2003.

Before
before
After
after

Talk about curb appeal! Check out more pictures here, including interior shots and some of the garden as well.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mary said...

Stacy, that looks awesome! It makes the house look so much more cheerful! Great job! Hopefully, the painters are at my house putting on the final coat now!

8:44 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

The house looks great! And under 'more pictures', I enjoyed the absolutely gorgeous flower boxes extravagantly spilling over with late-summer blossoms.

5:00 PM  

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