Project: Replacing or updating exterior siding Reasons for Changing Siding There are two main reasons for updating your siding: damage or deterioration to existing siding, or just the desire to change the look of your home.
Tara Dawn of Opal Enterprises says the majority of her clients fall into the first category.
After picking who to go with, it was color picking time.
We decided that we wanted the trim to be one color and the siding to be another color, just so the house had a little more dimension.
Heydt told Houzz, “When they found this home, it was an outdated, modern lodge-style home with two bedrooms and two baths that had not been updated since the 1980s.” She describes the new exterior as having both “Craftsman shingle style and Spanish Colonial influences.”The house grew by an additional 705 square feet: “This entry foyer, the entire family room, part of the living room and the breakfast nook are all part of the new addition on the first floor.”The upstairs rooms had vaulted ceilings with triangular windows in the upper parts of the gables, Heydt explains, so they replaced them with circular windows to go with the new exterior.“The rooms are very compact, but the house feels more spacious than it actually is due to the tall, vaulted ceilings, the windows and the glass doors,” Heydt says.
As if all the blue and mauve trim on the inside of the house isn’t enough, we had some outside trim that needed some attention.
So pretty…:-) Another reason I chose this fixture is that it can take a 100-watt light bulb.
Exterior siding is exposed to the elements, so it’s not going to last forever.
Given the extent of the rot, the sheer size of the project, and the fact that a lot of it was high off the ground, we knew it was a job for the pros.
So we got four estimates and ultimately chose the crew that made us feel the most confident, who was a local chain called Certa Pro Painters.
I have been showing you a lot of what I have been doing inside and on the lake side of my house lately, but this week I did some updating on the front of the house. …I am 100% sure that the exterior light fixtures are original to the house when it was built in 1974. When choosing what type of light fixtures to get, I also had to think of the styling of my house. The front of the house looks like a one-story contemporary home, especially with the design on the double front doors.
This plastic beauty x 2 were what you were greeted with when you came to my front door. this yellow fixture of loveliness would shine its light upon you. Many that arrive via the front door think the house is a small ranch style house. One of the bigger home improvement projects I would like to do sooner, than later to the front of the house, is to replace the entire front door and two glass panels on either side with 4 – 3/4 light – 6 pane doors. I kept this future vision of the entry with the 4 doors in mind when I was making my choice for new lighting. :-) I could not go with big lights since there is a low ceiling above the doors.