Oh my goodness guys!! I’m so excited to be sharing this makeover with you today. You see, we moved into our home 10 months ago now & we have been slowly making this 1980’s tri-level our own little cozy cottage. This summer we re-did all of the siding & it’s made the BIGGEST difference. I’m finally sharing the before & after with you guys today & I’m sorry to make you wait so long. The reason? Well, I was going to wait until we added the new front porch, the new front door, & all of the landscaping done, but what fun is that. I want you guys to be here for the whole journey of everything we go through. Not just the finished products, but everything in between too. So, since we last saw the house we got new siding, a new garage door, new lights, & I painted the old door in the mean time before add the new door later….
We chose a pure white siding & a distressed white vinyl cedar shake shingle for the upstairs section of the house [that has since been discontinued, but we are told it could show up again under a different name. Yah, I don’t get it either.] I suggest going into your local store that sells siding & getting the color swatches and bringing them home & asking to see their portfolio with past houses they have done with the colors you are interested in. This makes a huge difference seeing colors in person. Before choosing colors it also helps to drive around to find houses that you love & seeing what colors you like. We chose the colors mainly working around the roof color & we have always wanted a white house as well. We hired someone to install the siding & are so happy we did because they did a great job & we couldn’t be happier. So far again we have added new lighting from Warehouse lighting [here], new garage door, new windows, new siding, & slowly have worked on the landscaping. Our next plans are install a new door, add shutters & window boxes, build a front porch, work on the landscaping [next spring], & of course decorate our new porch to make it our own. It’s so fun to watch the progress of this house & this really proves that you don’t have to do all of your projects at once, spreading them out over time & enjoying the journey is fun too.
I’m loving the progress & we are both so happy with how the house is coming. It’s so fun to be making this house our own. I will be doing a blog post on the door update, the fall porch, lighting & more soon. What do you think of our house update so far? Let me know what you think in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today & sharing it with your friends, it honestly means so much. Thank you! xx