Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Home Renovation: Initial Yard Work

Beware: My blog may turn into a constant-home-improvement-update, but that's our life right now!

Since we finally closed on the house last Thursday, we were dying to get in there on Saturday to do some work! The house hasn't been maintained in at least three years, so there is plenty to do...given the "nice" day (for November), we decided to work outside. 

looking up the driveway from the street and into the garage

The side of the back end of the house...we plan on taking out the bulkhead and making that our entrance into the house

There were so many metal and wooden poles for clothes lines...those were quickly gone!

We don't need this fence anymore!

the side of the garage...so many random cobblestones and this wooden triangle thing??

the back of the house...nice siding, huh?! :)

the front corner of the house...before and after 

We still have a veeeeeeery long ways to go, but we were so excited to get started that we couldn't wait for any "professionals!" 

Here's a sneak peek of our goals for the exterior of the house:

If you take a look at the garage we currently have, there isn't enough room for two SUVs, which we have. So, instead, we are going to build a one-car garage and have a carport/patio area. We will probably only use the car port when it's snowing or there's a parking ban (which happens a lot in Maine), but it will provide us with more outdoor entertaining space since our backyard is so tiny! The pillars will be more bungalow-style, which will match our front porch. 

We definitely want a fun door color

and some fun numbers, too!


  1. I can't wait to see everything as you go!!! Yay!!

  2. Congrats on closing on your house! We just bought a house over the summer and are living in a constant home reno ourselves!!!! Can't wait to follow along and see you final results!!! :)


  3. i love the fun color door idea!


  4. You guys are going to have a beautiful home when it's all said and done. I can't wait to see all the before and after pics! Good luck!!


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