August 2, 2017

Home Exterior Updates

Wow I haven't blogged since last year. Almost a complete year! My last post was a day after my birthday which is in September. Well life has been busy. I took a break from blogging to focus on work and school. I'm not completely back but I do plan to post updates here and there hence my post today. If you follow me on instagram then you're pretty much caught up.

We've been working on our home exterior this year. It's not 100% done but our home looks so much better. Here is what we started with in case you forgot...
We love our fixer upper but the exterior needed some help. It all started with the windows...
 
Last October (2016) we replaced 10 out of 17 windows in our home. We plan to replace the rest but went with all of the front and four of the back ones first. As you can see from those pictures the siding was pretty bad! So we knew that we would need to replace it in order to paint. So we began the process of removing the siding and the old rotted wood beams...
Omar did all of this work himself! I am so proud of him as he had never done this before. We did end up hiring the rest of the siding out because he didn't have the time but he did all of the front and installed all of the beams.



As you can see he did an amazing job! After the siding was finished we decided to move on to the roof before painting. It's crazy how one project just leads to another! We weren't planning on a new roof but our insurance came through and approved a new one and we debated whether to go with a traditional roof vs a metal one for a bit and finally decided on the metal and we are SO glad we did! The metal roof made a HUGE difference!
Next up was paint...
We tested different shades of gray and decided on Urbane Bronze by Sherwin Williams. We wanted something dark that would make our stone and beams pop.

Remember how I mentioned one project leading to another? Well now that we had a new roof, new siding, and a couple new windows, the garage door was looking a little rough...
We knew it needed to be replaced! So we decided to go with something a little more modern...
 We finished painting the font and still have some details left on the back so I'll leave that for another post but here are the most recent pictures of our home. Please excuse our super dry grass! This Texas heat is no joke! Can't wait for rainy days and green grass.
We do have landscaping plans but we are taking a break for now. Our fixer upper is looking so much better now though compared to this...
We still have LOTS of work left to do but I think we have come such a long way in just the two year we have lived here. Can't wait to keep sharing our adventures with you! If you don't already make sure to follow on instagram using #cinsarahhome where you can see all of our progress. I REALLY want to tackle one of our restrooms sometime next year but we will see.

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I would LOVE to hear from you! :)