Oh my gosh! This is the moment
our neighbors we have been waiting for. The exterior of our house is finally (finally!) complete! And I am so totally in love with it.
The facade of our home always had charm with the deep front porch, large second floor windows and angled roofline, but those elements were hidden behind ugly paint, old siding and rotted trim. We wanted our house to highlight the original (150+ year old) character but in order to do that many things needed fixed, replaced and just generally loved. Like many old houses, we had great elements to work with, they just needed showcased again.
Additionally, for two whole years the front of our house looked like an actual disaster. While we were adding bathrooms, renovating a kitchen, beautifying living spaces and refurbishing staircases the front porch took a beating. Anyone who walked by our home saw only construction chaos at the entrance. They were greeted with ripped up drywall pieces, stacks of broken tiles, half-used paint buckets, any random assortment of power tools and at least a thousand black trash bags. As the rooms inside became more and more livable, the construction mess was confined to the front porch. For all the world to see.
And for that I’m sorry, neighbors!
But today all of that craziness is over and we can now properly greet the world. We kept the front porch as it was only fixing what needed attention (post coming soon!). We also resided the house so it’s a pretty grey blue color instead of the depressing green/brown it was when we bought it. Old, overgrown shrubs have been replaced with boxwoods (my favorite!) and wood chips instead of mulch. The only project that remains out front is the front door itself.
Our house came back to life from the inside out. We always knew that someday the exterior of our home would resemble the updated interior and today we finally reached that happy place.