Saturday, September 27, 2014

House Front makeover Part 1

So, we have been at this house for two years now, and I guess it's actually time to do something with the yard/paint/amazing amount of bushes that came with it.
It is still a work-in-progress, thus the 'Part 1' label.
First view of the house at our showing - pre-purchase


Not too exciting, but first order of business was taking down the trellice on the left side and the plants along the right wall. Right side was replaced with bushes. I took out the green plastic barrier and added black mulch.
Next: New windows and painting the wood a neutral color

Not the outside, but can be seen from the outside, and completes the porch, so here's the front door. Before/After

Before/After of the porch light

This pic shows the new window in the middle room and removal of more bushes. Landscaping to be determined here.

View of the front flower bed/porch. I took out the bushes along the porch and on the front side by the garage. I replaced that flower bed trim with the three large pots and filler. Potato vine is now filling in the rest of the large bed with some ivy that will NOT die.

I painted the wood on the porch wall the neutral (and over the garage, which you can't see here). Updated the porch light and the front door.

We still need to replace the windows on the porch, but it's SO much better already!


Chellie said...

Can you do my garden?
It looks great!

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Love your updates! That front door is awesome.