Home remodeling

My house - The front. It needs some serious work doesn't it?
@webeishere (36353)
United States
October 21, 2011 12:13pm CST
The attatched photo shows the front of my house today. This is the orignal wood trim from when it was built in 1954.There has to be about 10 coats of paint on it. I decided while I had other work being done on my house I may as well get the front of the house resided including the wood trim area. I am excited to se the change which will be done within a weeks time from now. Ever since losing my tree this summer to a severe storm the front of my house is totall exposed and this is what people see when they walk, ride, or drive by and it's embarassing actually. Have you had your house resided or anything along those lines recently? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@marguicha (94440)
• Chile
22 Oct 11
As I lived with a person whose job was to build houses most of my life, I know the excitement of turning something that is not so nice into a beautiful thing. And an added excitement for us was to do it with little money and good ideas. We bought old rundown houses a couple of times, made it over, lived there a couple of years while doing the job and seold them later for a better price. We worked at the house in our spare time and we happy when we acomplished a task. I hope you feel the same I did at that time
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Oct 11
Yeah, the new windows and siding out front will look really nice. So much so, that my garage and trim on the hosue will stand out like a sore thumb. So next spring I'll have the trim replaced etc. I will feel great once they're installed. So will the bank account as far as the heat bill goes. LOL! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@marguicha (94440)
• Chile
24 Oct 11
It always happens that way and it´s a neverending job. But it gives a lot of pleasure. I´ll start today making some macrame pot holders for the terraze with some twine I found.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
21 Oct 11
It doesn't look that bad, but I am sure it will be wonderful when the work is done. Are you doing it or paying someone? If you are paying someone, I do hope you don't have the trouble that I had and my neighbor is having now with a construction crew, showing up whenever they want and not getting the job done sooner. I had my house resided many years ago, but like I said we had trouble, the construction crew tore off the old stuff, then left so we had to finish it. We didn't sue because at the time the man in charge was my brother-in-law, and needless to say, he is now an ex-brother-in-law..
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Oct 11
It doesn't look bad? Are your eyes okay? HAHAHA! I'd better not have trouble. It's a very reliable and big company so I doubt there will be any issues. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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• United States
24 Oct 11
No, it's just that I have seen worse, for example your "other" window..lol
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
22 Oct 11
Hi GrandPa Bob, I haven't had anything done this year. Last year I was blessed enough to have a screen-in back porched built. I am just waiting to see the finishing of your home. I know it will look nice. From what I have seen of you here on MyLot you do have that Midas touch. Looking forward to seeing you more. Be bless GrandPa Bob and Happy remodeling.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Oct 11
My dream is to knock out the wall in my office and add a 3 season porch to it about 5 feet out into the yard. But where's the funds to do that? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
21 Oct 11
Hello GB! I know how you feel - it will be exciting, and I can't wait to see pictures of the work when it's completed. We recently moved from our home of over 30 years, and bought a shack near the beach, over 3,000km away! It was in a pretty bad state - in fact, it needed a new roof, complete rewiring, replacement of all internal wall linings and some framework due to termite damage. Sometimes I didn't think it was possible - but a year later, most of the work is done. Now it's time to tackle the garden - *sigh* - I hope we live long enough! x
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Oct 11
I need wiring done as well. I have no outlets nor a fan in my bathroom. No vent for my stove either. All old wiring in this house that's outdated. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@AmbiePam (49059)
• United States
21 Oct 11
My parents had this problem. It was a shame too. They had just gotten the house painted, and a storm came through and just whipped the paint right off of the wood on the front of the house. The only thing that escaped was the garage door because it wasn't wood or whatever wood like material people use. Anyway, they had to wait until the insurance paid them, and then they had it repainted. It took awhile. Man, did that storm take off the paint. I had never seen anything like it. At least not a storm that didn't end up being a tornado.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Oct 11
Bummer. I lost my large Red Maple tree out front due to a storm and that's why the wall here looks so bad now. Before, the tree branches hid it from street view. LOL! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@ElicBxn (60883)
• United States
21 Oct 11
not that bad, but I did repaint my house a while back from a bad brown to a nearly white lavender.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
22 Oct 11
I had vinyl siding put on my house in 2007 and it was costly but what a good investment! The house looks beautiful, will never need painting and the 1/4" foam they added makes such a big difference in hot and cold air escaping or getting in here. It really needed painting and that would have cost me nearly as much as the siding. Are you choosing a color or just white? Mine is sage green.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Oct 11
It's a very light brown/tan. I think it's called sand or something. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@BarBaraPrz (19822)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
22 Oct 11
I had a new roof, soffit, facia, gutters, etc. done last year and this year I had a little roof put over the 5' space between my unit's kitchen and the next's, and had some new concrete put down there, too. So now it is a semi-protected area I can have brekky in the nice weather (not much of that left now).
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@GardenGerty (99194)
• United States
21 Oct 11
No, I have not, but I sure could stand to have it done. I would go with someone who could preserve the look of the Victorian style trim as well. I know there are companies that will do it. Will you get the rest of it done at another time?
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
14 Nov 11
I do wish I could afford to since I get tired of having to have it painted all the time. My house had green siding on it so paint doesn't stick for very long. It's a total pain! When it starts peeling it does look shabby....I hate it!
@inertia4 (27665)
• United States
25 Oct 11
I have not had a hose redone or sided. But, from the look of your house, the siding will be a great change. It looks like a cool house and seems well kept. I understand what you mean about being embarrassed. But, you can only do what you can do. I live in the city, so my house looks like all the others and is connected. No siding, all brick. Good luck on residing your house Bob.