Wednesday, January 7, 2009

House Goals for The New Year

One of my goals this year is to work on the outside of our house. We live in an older neighborhood where most of the houses are the typical 50 year old ranch style house. For the past 5 years that we have lived in this neighborhood we are seeing younger families moving in and remolding their house.

One of the things I would like to do is add a metal roof, they are quite expensive, but I hear that they have a bit more life span than you typical roof.
Here’s the other dilemma, we need to add a bedroom and have thought of converting our garage into a master bed and bathroom. Therefore it would bump out the front of our house. I would like to add a large front porch to unify the addition and the rest of the house.
My inspiration are the houses in Fredericksburg and their old large porches. I would love to add a porch swing and sit there while I wait for the school bus in the afternoons, or while the kids play in the yard.

So what do you think?
-Cheers, Amy


kate said...

Hi, your side porch, 1st photo, is darling and has alot of potential, Re: roof, I dont think a metal roof if right for you, I understand you like them, but i dont think it goes with the style of home you have, if you really need a new roof (because of leaks) not because you want a new look, i think flat shingles would be better, they are like barrel tile, but flat, (stone look) best to you
good luck

Vern ~ Inspired said...

You always have great creative ideas!
I can't wait to see your outcome when you get those projects going!

Good Luck!


Anonymous said...

I'm always up for a home project!! I say go for it!!


KARIN said...

I say let's all just move to Fredericksburg. That's my goal ;) It's one winning lotto ticket away.

I wonder how much those fab farmhouses go for anyway....