Archive for the Exterior Category

The Front Yard of Our Home Remodel – Before and After

Home Remodel Time The front yard of our home remodel definitely took more physical labor than any other project on this house. And that had mainly to do with dirt. Lots and lots of dirt. The hardest part of this project was finding free dirt on craigslist, driving to the location, shoveling tons (literally TONS, as in the weight ... see more >>

Kitchen Renovation Day 17 – New Roofing and Siding

Home Remodel Time Since we're basically done with the kitchen (except for the final final reveal) I wanted to go back outside to show you a bit more progress that happened on the exterior of the kitchen. But first, let's go back to the beginning... Here's what our house looked like at first: Then we destroyed the pantry: Then ... see more >>

Spiffing up the Pipe Hiders

Home Remodel Time Yesterday I announced getting back into the swing of things here at the blog, so here I am with our first post back about our Home Remodel (you know, the house we bought, renovated, and sold). Well, after Kyle built the casing to hide the ugly pipes, it didn't quite match the fence it was up against. So we got ... see more >>

Back in Action with Our Flipped Home Remodel Updates

Home Remodel Time I know it's been awhile. I've been working on building one of my many side businesses and this blog has kind of gone to the wayside. Well, I really want to get back into the swing of things and finish telling you about our Home Remodel of the house we bought, renovated, and sold. After all, that was the point of ... see more >>

Solution to Hiding Big Ugly Pipes Outdoors

Home Remodel Time The other day I told you about this: Here's what Kyle did: He took some good ol' 2x6's and covered that ugly pipe. That simple. Some of the angled cuts were difficult because of the slope of the driveway and different fence parts popping out here and there, but it turned out quite nicely: This ... see more >>

New Red Brick Patio With Cool Updated Structural Support

Home Remodel Time In this series, I last left you with a broken up patio. Well, now I'm here to show you the almost finished new red brick patio. You can see in the right of this picture that we're not completely done yet, but almost (also there is junk everywhere, but that's how it is when remodeling). Kyle still had to ... see more >>

Destroying a Tile Patio is So Fun

Home Remodel Time If you need to be updated: Here is a link to previous posts about the Front Yard. Once we got most of the yard done, Kyle got started on the front patio because we did not like it. This was a lot of hard work, and it was really hot. It took about 2 days (a few hours each day to complete), ... see more >>

Painted Wood Planters

Home Remodel Time Catch up on the front yard posts: Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five And Now Here's Part 6. Finished the fence toward the top, and also painted the hill planter, and planted wild flowers (not growing yet): And instead of keeping it like this... ...We got rid of the ugly chain ... see more >>

Building A Multi-Level Planter on a Hill

Home Remodel Time I can't believe September is upon us already! I know you all are busy, so I'm going to try to keep the words short and let the pics mainly speak for themselves, so you can get on with your Labor Day Weekend! And if you're really bored at work or something, you can catch up on the last post about progress on the ... see more >>

Now the Grass Is Greener on Our Side

Home Remodel Time Tried to think of a clever title for this post. But you should never really think the grass is ever greener on the other side, because it's not! But our grass was growing like crazy after about a month of good watering. Remember when we planted the grass seed? Well, we planted the grass seen on March 13, 2010, ... see more >>