Before you move forward, you need to know where you’ve been. So, this first picture is “where we’ve been”. This photo was taken last May.
When I look at this picture of our house, I realize the power of landscaping. The house is just the backdrop, but what makes it pretty, are the plantings.
OK….In sharing these next photos, I must admit to feeling a little naked. Be kind.
In addition to tearing down a small portion of the house (not seen in this photo), we decided it was the right time to give the house a little facelift. New roof. New siding – shake shingle, which will be painted white. New gutters. Shutters – still don’t know what color. If you have a good idea, I’m all ears!
This is the “new” portion of the house. A side entry with a covered porch (we did not have a single covered entry into our house before), a 2 car garage, a mudroom, a larger laundry room and then an upstairs family room and half bath.
Speaking of powder baths…..you may recall my post where I shared the tiles I was considering. I picked….the Moroccan tile!
Finally, this is the center of the house….you can see the vent where they’ve hooked up my washer/dryer in my kitchen! Oh, the joys of renovating.
As my husband says, we wouldn’t have designed a house like this from scratch, but when you’re working with a 1940s structure, zoning and permits….you do the best you can with what you have.
And, I really can’t wait for Spring. By then, we should be finished with the exterior, have the landscaping replanted and maybe, if I’m lucky, those pretty pink tulips will bloom on cue!