A New Beginning...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hi everyone!

I feel like its been forever since I've blogged! But life seems to get in the way sometimes and well sometimes I just don't feel creative enough to write. :( But I do miss it! I miss the interaction with you guys and just the feeling of putting my thoughts down into words!

But today I feel like I have something fun and exciting to share! Today we started a new project, and I can't wait to document it and then eventually show the finished project!

We've started an exterior remodel on our house! And we are so excited! Why are we so excited you ask? In the past we've done exterior projects like paint and pavers and landscaping. But this project will totally change the footprint of our home! 

Let me show you what I'm talking about…

These pictures show our house as of yesterday! Its a typical ranch style home built in the late 60's. It has stucco brick on the bottom half that I hate! We painted it to match the rest of the house in the hopes it would go away! It didn't!!

 Now let me add, that we did add the porch and columns years ago. When we bought our home the flower bed in front of the porch went all the way to the window. It just had a tiny concrete slab in front of the door. So we poured a porch and my husband built the columns.

I wish so much I had pictures of the house when we bought it,  because it has gone through some radical changes to say the least!

Lesson to those just starting out with their first homes…take pictures!

Here's an outline of what will be happening.

                                *Stucco brick will be removed and replaced with stacked stone…Bye Bye!
                                *New columns

                                *Old pavers will be removed from porch and replaced

                                *Gabled entry for entrance

                                *Carriage style garage door

                                *New shutters

                                *Matching stacked stone mailbox

This gives you an idea of the gabled entry that our contractor is building. I think it will give the front door a real entrance, and balance the house!


Although ours won't be this big, I don't think! This was my inspiration picture! I just love this picture!

The stone that we're using is Country Ledgestone Bucks Co. by Boral.


The home above is another inspiration pic that I used. It has the same stacked stone and the house color is very similar to ours. I just love Houzz.com when we're doing a project. I'm a visual person and it really helps to see a picture.

I'm really excited about this carriage style door. If you remember I tried to give our old door the same look a couple of years ago. You can see that post here.

So there you have it!

I can't wait to show you all progress pics!

Have a great day!

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