I have new home improvements on the horizon. I’m so excited.
When we bought the house back in August of 2013 it was a mess. It was a foreclosure house that needed a lot of help. We tore off 1/3 of the house and added on a lot. It wasn’t a rags to riches story as we ran out of money and the riches didn’t happen.
It was totally okay as my husband kept on doing the home improvements until his passing in 2019. At that time, I paid off the house and have been slowly doing some of the improvements that he never got to.
Last year I got the back unattached garage shingled and sided. This year I got the bathroom on the main floor fixed. I’m so happy with those improvements.
Now it’s time to start working towards the next goal. I want to finish the back deck on the house.
Here is a picture of how it currently looks. (Mess courtesy of grandkids). What you see is what we added to the house. The bottom door goes into my kitchen. The upper door goes into my sewing room. We had to put that door there as there was no way to get our big antique furniture up the stairs as the turn at the stair landing is too narrow and tight. There is really no way to get things upstairs except for that outer door.
So…that’s why the big beam is there to attach a deck to. It’s been like that since we built the house. What an eye sore!
At the time we finished the rest of the house, as I said, we were out of money and out of any energy it would take to tackle the project.
After Kramer died I made a list of projects that I wanted to get done. As soon as one is done, I start planning for the next. I figure it’s the only way I’ll get them done. On my list of projects to do, this is next. So…now it’s time for me to tackle this and get the deck put on.
Kalissa suggested I contact a local gal and see if she could draw up plans. She did and I’ve been pouring over them trying to see what might work and what I liked.
Heidi came to my house. She took some pictures and measurements and then listened to me as far as what I might be interested in.
I listed these things as what I wanted… Continue reading