When we purchased this home we mainly did so because we loved the neighborhood, the house had all of the rooms we wanted and a perk was that it was actually equal distance from each of our jobs. However there was one thing that this house did not have that I have always wanted...A porch. An area to sit, read and people watch. If not a porch a deck would work just as well...then again, a porch would actually be preferable.
We learned in this house buying process that unless you are rolling in dough that you might have to make a concession or two until you can purchase your next home.
Do you remember what the front of our house looked like?
Could you see yourself sitting out here? Exactly. And the back of the house left much to be desired:
Can you say DOUBLE WHAMMY?! Thank goodness for Starbucks and Barnes and Noble.
Well if you remember we closed on our house on Halloween of 2008 and were heading into winter, so the front of our home was not our immediate concern. Well until the snow fell we did cut the grass but that was about it. Over the winter and into spring we patched up and painted walls, we shampooed carpets over and over again and we installed hardwood floors. Once Spring was upon us it was time to tackle the jungle. And we were ready, grass seed and shovels in hand:
And we were on a mission to build a PORCH!! of sorts...well more accurately a little seating area. This was Chris's bright idea to make me happy...he's so good to me. We were also on a mission to prove to our new neighbors that we were so much better at taking care of our home than the prior homeowners. Be sure to come back to see what happens next!
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