2013 Home Tour~Front Yard

My Home Tour-2013.

Here is our house. The before via MLS, what it looked like when they listed it for sale.

Via Verde Home Pre Sale Zillow

The house was built in 1969.

Prior to us buying the house, the owner added a quick coat of paint. A nice touch, but the wrong color, and only to the front of the house, not the sides or the back. Unfortunately they painted the entire house inside and out the same color. It’s taken us 2 1/2 years to cover all that paint :-). I never got a picture before the sod was ripped out, but here is what the house looked like the day we got the keys.

Willow and front door before

We pretty much gutted the front yard as much as you can gut a house.

willow demo 1

As sad as it was, we had to part with the weeping willow cherry tree. It had grown too close to the roof and already had a pie like section cut out of it. It was a beautiful tree, especially when blooming with pink flowers.

willow demo 2

We ripped off the 1970’s stone and resided and painted the Entire house.

Pavers 1

We also put new moldings on the windows.

Window moldings

We attached the drainage spouts to underground drainage that goes to the street and replaced the entire sprinkler system. And new sod really finished off the yard.

sod 3

sod 2 We also tore out all the concrete and replaced with pavers. I think pavers make such a statement!!

Driveway 2

We installed a circle patio out front. These pavers come in a special kit designed to fit together perfectly.

Driveway foundation

Lastly we replanted, added lighting, and replaced the front door

Here is the before:

Door before

And the after:

Painted American Flag
Painted American Flag

Here is what our home looks like today:

Finished front 1

Notice how grown in the plants are? Here is a view of the trellis right after it was put up

trellis

I love how the yard looks with all the plants filled in

finished front 2

I bought these medallions online. They were inexpensive, easy to install and they make a big impact. I hung one above the front window and one above the garage.

medallion

There you have it! This is our front yard. Even though this project was 100% contracted by professionals, I love it. It’s exactly what we were going for.

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