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9 file(s) - Uploaded by: karleeram
Created: Aug 18, 2013 | Flag
Total Ratings: 40
I drove past this home for years watching it fall further and further into disrepair. It was crying for someone to save it. When it finally went up for sale I bought it on the first day. I renovated the entire home which boasted 6 bedrooms with a young family in mind. After several months and countless hours it was done. A young newlywed couple bought the home. Now I love to drive past it.
4 file(s) - Uploaded by: dinergirl
Created: Sep 21, 2012 | Flag
Total Ratings: 69
In January of this year, my husband and I purchased our first home - a cottage built in 1909. Believe it or not, this property is located just two miles outside of downtown Pittsburgh! When we first bought it, the yard was overrun with trees and shrubs, as no one had occupied the home for two years. We broke two chainsaws trying to tear down the overgrowth, then gave up and hired a stump grinder. We ended up painting pretty much every surface on the exterior except for the siding, and even parts of that needed repaired. Just as we got everything done and looking great, our sewage line broke and a team of professionals came in to tear up our porch and replace pipes. It was miserable, but all is well again.
11 file(s) - Uploaded by: bsd250
Created: May 26, 2010 | Flag
Total Ratings: 67
I've always loved cottage style and the relaxed feel it has. I've lived in this home for 30 years and have planted and replanted just about every inch that I can get my hands on. We have lots of shade so I had to create a small flower garden on the 5 foot strip of ground which gets full sun along the south side of the house.
15 file(s) - Uploaded by: eddierider
Created: Apr 9, 2010 | Flag
Total Ratings: 62
Hi friends, this is a past project we recently dressed up for the Azalea Festival in Wilmington, NC this weekend.
2 file(s) - Uploaded by: ChimayB
Created: Mar 13, 2009 | Flag
Total Ratings: 43
We did a few minor things to the exterior of the house, which dramatically changed the appearance. When we're inside the house, we want it to feel like a sanctuary and didn't want it to feel like we are surrounded by homes on all sides. So we put up textured glass screens to allow privacy and light, without the need for window coverings. And they create a sort of garden atrium at the front of the house. Other than that, we painted the house in a way that is more consistent with the time period, and highlights the architectural details. And we gave it a bright reddish-orange door, which is also in keeping with the style (and I hear it's also very Feng Shui, not that we paid much attention to that). Replaced the landscaping with drought tolerant succulents, added some low-voltage lighting, and capped the whole thing off with a welcome tiki at the front door and we're done.