Continued from More Progress On The House (Back Porch)
Some house projects are primary, some are ancillary. Remodeling our future bedroom meant new windows, and new windows meant structural repairs plus refinishing the exterior of our house. As tempting as it is to continue, we had to find a stopping point in order to resume the primary project, the bedroom. So this is where we stopped and how the house will remain until we can get to replacing the windows in the corner bedroom.
The new siding covers the exterior of the middle bedroom, the bathroom, and the back porch. You can see where we stopped at the corner on the left. The back wall of the porch is still covered with the old vinyl siding. But if I take a photo from this angle....
|I love this color of paint. It changes depending on the light |
and angle it's viewed from. It can range light to dark blue.
.... we get a glimpse of how our house will look when the entire thing is done. We sided and painted the back part when we replaced kitchen windows two years ago.
After the bedroom is done and we've moved in, we can replace the remaining windows on that side of the house, then do the new siding. Our long range plan is to build a soil filtration bed along that side of the house for laundry greywater, and put pergolas over the windows for growing shade producing vines in summer.
|Sketch for laundry greywater soil filtration bed idea.|
That won't happen any time soon(!) but it's good to have the big picture in mind as we discuss what needs to be done. We think ahead to the front of the house too, where the front porch needs a lot of repair. We don't have all that figured out yet, but when it's time to do it we will.
House Exterior Done For Now © October 2013