December 1, 2022

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Our Home Miiiight Get Surgery Instead of a Makeover

2879a87c710bbde1ceac02a9005c9d39Photograph & Design: Boxwood Avenue

Adhering to up on my post about our household renovation plans (or lack-thereof, is extra like it), I wanted to share more details on how the new patterns may well impact our home’s exterior. Far more especially: the entrance façade.

To be trustworthy, sharing the present-day exterior of our home pains me fairly a little bit. Other than acquiring our 130 calendar year previous brick repainted previous year, it’s been sorely neglected as we have often had plans to deal with it and didn’t want to sink a lot into it until we could do it appropriate

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[break]I’ve been ready to envision the possible considering that we bought this area 6 a long time ago. But landing on the plan to relocate our entrance door (go through extra on that below if you skipped it) has not only manufactured a environment of distinction on the inside, but on the exterior as perfectly. And my wheels have been spinning ever since. Here is the unedited edition of what our residence appears to be like like as it stands suitable now: Exterior_Before r1

And right here is a badly photoshopped rendering that I pulled jointly the other night just to get some of my visuals down on “paper”. This is my ultimate objective for this certain house. Of training course we will do correct landscaping in that grime patch (loving all of this as landscaping inspo!) but listed here we go:  

home exterior - after

Funnily adequate, our exterior has been a little bit of an shame for us for some time – a vintage situation of the shoe cobbler’s kids. Emotion fed up with our lacklustre control charm, previous summer season we were *this near* to heading comprehensive steam ahead on some main entrance landscaping updates when our contractor backed out at the very last second for private explanations. We have been fairly bummed out about it at the time, but I comprehend now that the universe functions in mysterious strategies. If we experienced absent with our primary designs and invested in our entrance landscaping (including a new walkway) we would have experienced to hold the place of our present front door and by no means could have finished up here. Evidence after again that points occur for us, not to us. A lesson I have learned time and time once again. Satisfied mishaps for the get! home exterior before after r2

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