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4 file(s) - Uploaded by: dinergirl
Created: Sep 21, 2012 | Flag
Total Ratings: 56
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.
6 file(s) - Uploaded by: dflinn1
Created: Aug 11, 2012 | Flag
Total Ratings: 30
We worked with what we had and spruced up little by little over 7 years.
4 file(s) - Uploaded by: Brookhill
Created: Jul 19, 2010 | Flag
Total Ratings: 53
Still have work to do for optimal curb appeal on this little cottage, but it's a start!
We cleaned it up, added a deck and landscaping.People walk in the evenings and visit with neighbors as they walk by. Its a lake community so most people only have a front yard and no back yard. We are lucky that we have both and enough room to build a garage.