House Progress, Day 14!

I’m so excited to share this before & (almost) after of the back exterior! The one thing I really hated about our house, which almost made me not come see it in the first place, was the (flesh colored) exterior. The neighborhood has some really beautiful homes, but this exterior was so dated & well, just plain ugly. We were confident that we could give it a much needed facelift & couldn’t be happier with the outcome!

I mentioned before, we had a very dated arch window that already needed replaced, so we actually had it completely taken out. We have an AMAZING carpenter, he did our screened porch & pergola in our current home, and so far has done an incredible job with this window & the giant deck that is bigger than our very first apartment! The deck is almost done, we have to wait a few weeks before we can paint & stain, but we are loving the updated look & modern black spindles. We had the exterior painted white, and decided last minute (after maybe a few beers) to throw some black paint on the window trim to see how it looked. And I love it!!!! I still have a million more windows to do, but I am obsessed with the outcome. We ordered a few of these overszied barn lights (and gave them a fresh coat of black matte spray paint) to replace the old lanterns, and are on the hunt for a wooden screen door that we will also paint black. 
On the far end of the deck, we put up an 8 foot privacy wall to give that end a little more character, that we will use to string lights on & hang some planters, and hopefully turn into a super cozy seating area.

In the kitchen, cabinet boxes are finished & a few of our appliances are installed. So far our biggest hurdle was installing the sink, since we didn’t use an Ikea sink with the cabinets, we had to do a little customization & add in some reinforcements. I am SO excited for this sink!! Next comes our cabinet doors, which again will still need painted before installation, and once they’re installed, we will be able to have our fabricator come out to measure for our countertops. Seems so far away! πŸ˜‰ We chose a frosty white honed quartz, I can’t wait to see the contrast against our grey/green cabinets!! 

And that’s a wrap!! So exciting, yet majorly overwhelming right now. I feel like we have so much on our plates but somehow it all feels so right!! 
Hope you all have a happy weekend!!! XO
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33 Comments

  1. I can totally see your style coming through, even with just the little bit of the deck and kitchen being shown! Looks amazing, I can't wait to see more!! Is it crazy your house updates are making me want to buy a new house just to do renovations?? Haha.

  2. Love the updates so far, love love love the white with black trim on the windows. I can't wait to see the house continue to progress, I have no doubts that it will be stunning when you are all finished! I think I'm most excited to see that kitchen when it's all finished. A farmhouse sink is my literal dream. So pretty!

  3. Great post and great progress! We are in the middle of home renovations, too. Actually – we've been at it over a year now! It is absolutely overwhelming but so fun and rewarding at the same time. Seeing things come together and enjoying the finished product makes it all worth while.
    The exterior color is great. It really changes the look of the house! This is what I needed to see because our siding is being replaced in a couple of weeks and we also have the outdated, boring white siding. Can't wait!

  4. Everything looks great so far! How exciting! That was a pretty bold and fun touch to paint the trimming black. Love it. Can't wait to see it all done πŸ™‚

  5. Looks great! That is one thing I wish I could change (the exterior color of our home) but ours is brick and it's a pastel pink color brick. We ended up having our roof replaced several months ago and I chose a different roof color that actually made a huge difference in the appearance of the bricks, but I still don't like the color. Maybe one day we will get around to adding some stone work to it, I think it would look better.
    =) Bridget
    http://nuttyhiker.com

  6. A) those floors <3<3<3
    B) you have leaves falling on the ground <3<3<3
    C) what is the layout of that house like? just curious if the bedrooms are upstairs or is it just the frog/new master bedroom that is upstairs? I love the house! its beautiful!

  7. I LOVE following your house updates! We are juuuust on the tail end of a 3 month renovation, so I love seeing how other people's house progress is going! <3 The exterior looks WORLDS better, and I cannot wait to see your finished kitchen! xo Jamie

  8. The progress is looking really great! I'm so excited for you guys. Although I really love your current house, especially the backyard, it's going to be exciting to see what you will do with the new place. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I have literally never commented on any posts of yours before (though I've been reading for over three years – before I even got pregnant with my little one!).. but seriously, the renovations you all have been doing have pulled me out of lurking because holy gorgeous. The exterior difference is amazing & the deck update is so much cleaner looking. While I didn't think the kitchen looked terrible before, I probably would have totally updated it as well. I'm interested to see this cabinet color!

  10. Looks great! I just drool over home renovations these days, mainly because my husband and I can't really afford our own. I love the way you decorate, and I look forward to seeing your new dream house come together! So happy for your family!

  11. Beautiful! Curious to also know if you have vinyl windows and what you painted those with, and what color white you used on the exterior of your home! πŸ™‚

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