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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Get ready for the Extreme Home Makeover

Well, this ain't about stitching, it's about remodeling. This is the year that we decided to completely re-do the outside of the house. Our house is in dire need of a makeover. NO, Ty and company are NOT coming to do the remodeling. John from Advantage Home Improvement is doing the work. We finalized everything this week, the financing came through (oh it's a BIG number)and we are going to get started in a couple of weeks.

Here's a picture of the before:



As you can see the siding is cedar. It's in need of a good staining but we decided that for the price of staining and having to redo it every 5 years, it would pay to just vinyl side the joint. The big front windows are going to be replaced with three arched topped windows in the same size. The garage door is literally rotting away. I am ashamed of how the house looks now but by March it's going to be gorgeous!

On the agenda for the makeover:

Replacing all the windows, doors and garage door. The windows are going to be trimmed in white and will be paned double hung.

Siding - we chose dutch lap siding in a walnut color for the majority of the house and as an accent Cedar shake for the 2nd floor

Gutters, soffit & fascia - white trim

Fieldstone the wall the front door is on as an accent

And the best part, we are going to close in our covered patio in the back of the house and make it into a 4 season room. Windows all around to take advantage of the beautiful view we have, tile floor and pellet stove to heat the room.

I am pretty excited and nervous too, the estimated completion date is 6 weeks. Stay tuned for further developments.

7 comments:

Myrna said...

Hi Joanie! If you mean the cat one up by my name, it is called "Cat Pawprints" and is by Doop Designs.

Thanks for looking!

Your re-model sounds exciting. I'll look forward to progress pictures. :-)

Patti said...

Whoohoo that sounds exciting even if Ty isn't doing the work. Oh well, you can watch him every Sunday and pretend he's working on your house. I can't wait to see the reveal! LOL

Cathy said...

Big project for sure, but it will be so nice when it is complete. Do post an "after" photo in six weeks!

BeckySC said...

Good luck my friend :)

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Sounds like a big project. Keep your stitching close to releave stress. It will be beautiful in the end.

Nicki said...

It sounds like it'll be wonderful! Keep us updated won't you?

And I love Extreme Home Makeover! Suchamazing things they do :)

Chelle said...

What a neat house you have! Can't wait to see the "after" pictures. Your plan sounds wonderful.