A Quick Before & After [YAY!]

About a year and a half ago, on a HOT summer's day, I met with a potential new client onsite at the house she and her husband had just made settlement on--it was empty, stuffy, and right out of the 1980's.

I loved it right away... :)

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The house was a definite fixer-upper, and needed quite a bit of tender loving care. I am sure you can imagine how excited I was when I learned that I was going to be a part of its extensive renovation...

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Over the past 17 months or so, the house has undergone a complete overhaul.

I am looking forward to sharing many more 'befores and afters' from this beauty, but for this week I am just going to share the exterior's rebirth...

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We replaced badly installed, inexpensive windows with quality new sashes, clad in a dark charcoal, giving the windows contrast from the body of the house and highlighting the details on each opening. 

We removed the pillar, iron fence and carving from the front entrance to give a cleaner look and open up the front walkway area. 

Also, the exterior was painted in a lovely taupe, charcoal, & cream palette that is crisp, clean and complements both the roof color and the brickwork of the chimney.

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On our most recent visit, we put a couple planters and a decorative lantern in place at the entry to give some interest through the holidays and colder months--until more colorful landscaping can go in in the spring. 

I just love working on projects like these--and I love having the opportunity to share the transformations with you! I hope you are inspired to try something new and different at your own house as a result. 

Happy Holidays!