Monday, October 11, 2010

Goodbye Screen - Hello Curb Appeal!

I don't even know how to express my immense sense of gratification and satisfaction. As I shared earlier today, from Day One in this house I wanted to remove the screen on the front porch. As you see below (the shot from the realtor), the screened-in porch made the house appear very close to the street:
In this shot (taken during the holidays last year), you can see a closer view. Honestly, we don't have that many bugs in the city and it just never made sense to me to have it.



So, (drum roll, please) after several years, I present to you the front of my house sans screen. I am so excited I can hardly stand it:


Obviously, if you look too closely, you will see the desperate need for cleaning the paint on the front of the house but, like I said, I'm just ecstatic. I look forward to more curb appeal next year when I can bust out some new landscaping too.

6 comments:

sarah said...

It looks fantastic! Nice job. We've been wanting to open our porch up too - this is making me think we should do it. Nice!

Karen Anne said...

That looks amazing!

Karen Anne said...

A chair or two on the porch, a little table, a pot of flowers...

Susie said...

Karen - EXACTLY!

Adelaide said...

Beautiful improvement! While you are sitting out on the now-open porch you will get to know your neighbors (esp.dog-walkers, stroller-pushers) even better.

I gain inspiration from your projects large and small. Rock on!
Adelaide

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

Great job! I used to live in a Bangor Box house that was in Hampden. I loved that house, although it was very small. We've moved on but I still miss so much about my old house. :-)

Dixie