It seems like no time has gone by and I'm already planning the next phase. I was going to
re-shingle and paint the house, however my mind had another idea....
I really need to address the back patio, fence and arbors.
I know the layout I'm looking for, but I need to fine tune it. Then of course run it by Mike. Because, he is all knowing and will keep me on track. This part should be much faster and less detail then before. A lot fewer trades coming and going. Let's get started.
I'm thinking of trim like the above for the garage, side window, and back
french doors. I think it's a nice finishing detail. It doesn't look like I will be adding
a covered patio for three reasons so this might be a great detractor.
First reason I won't be adding it is lack of direct sun. I get it for a few hours a day.
Second reason is cost. Why do it if you have so much shade?
I have so many other things to concentrate on.
Third reason is I wonder if it would make the living room and dining room
to dark. It's already dark enough I would hate to lose more light.
The HOA allows two types of fencing. I've selected black iron.
Along the back, directly across from the fireplace, I will be adding an arbor with a gate in white.
I will also add the same detail along the side by the front door.
I have found great ideas on Pinterest, but most are curved or round. I want a
straight line. It will be more narrow so a gate will be added.
Something like the one below, minus the lattice.
You can see on the above and below pictures of how great a gate would be.
I love the detail, but not the curve. I actually really like the curves, but not for this house.
I can see this in a crisp fresh white. I like the lighting on the outside
and would consider adding it. Charming. Don't you think?
I left Mike a message today. I hope he can put me on his books
for August or September.
This will give me some time to really marinate on my
As I start to landscape the front I found myself thinking of drought tolerant
plants. I really don't want to take away from the style, however I also
have become very sensitive to what my entire state may face in the coming years.
I need to look into some options.
If anyone has some ideas please feel free to comment.
Thanks for stopping in,