Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Changing a ranch style home to a cute bungalow

 By adding a proch to this 1950's plain Jane  home, it went from ordinary to WOW! The large cedar shigles were replaced by board and batten siding with smaller shigles above the door. The open post and beam construction adds to the bungalow look. A new wood porch deck was added above the existing concrete stoop. A new wood panel door completes the makeover. Now the home looks bigger and has major street appeal. Great job! Nice way to add value to a home.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fence with wood and corrugated sheet metal

Here is a really cool fence in the neighborhood. Panels of wood slats mixed with panels of corrugated metal. And I love the gate and triangle arch. Haven't seen this before.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

No Grass! Parking strip plantings

Are you tired of cutting grass in your parking strip? Plantings can change all of that for you and make your landscaping more dramatic. Here are two great examples using flowers, ground cover, and decorative grass to create the wow factor. (I'm thinking someone should get a teenager out of bed, get a broom, and sweep the gutter in the first photo to spiff it up.)

Monday, June 4, 2012

New Corian Kitchen Countertops

 This kitchen was updated in 1990 with white tile countertops, backsplash, and oak trim. It looked good for the times and was very functional. However the grout did not hold up well and after 22 years it was looking a little tired.
The home owner's removed the tile and countertops and prepared the cabinets for new Corian counters. In removing the backsplash, the sheetrock ripped off with the tile adhesive. This made for easy access to fish electrical cable through the wall to add under cabinet lighting.
The lights were installed, the sheetrock repaired, and the new Corian installed. With a solid surface, coved backsplash, and seamless Corain sink, cleanup is a breeze.