To show the before & after photos I displayed at my open house,
I decided to post "portions" at a time.
So here begins part 1: the exterior and front yard.
Before closing 3/30/2010 - this is how the front looked.
After closing, the tree near the porch corner started blooming
and as shown from this side view - a lot of work was needed.
Around closing time, I opened the first photo above in Photoshop and
made some quick adjustments with some hopeful plans.
The wheelchair ramp would go (one of the very first projects)
along with the bushes/trees, cream vinyl, and white shutters.
I sent an email with these before photos and the plans way back
in the beginning of this renovation process.
I debated about showing the full-view on-line.
But, I have tried to carefully guard my location and last name on my blog.
So, hopefully it will not matter if I have shown the full view.
And after SEVEN long months - here is the after view.
Much better and even better than what I planned.
My first house/home...
to be continued later...