Listed here are some pics of our home’s exterior and the brand new DIY storage shed that changed our storage storage.
It’s Thomas’s birthday! So what higher day to share his finally-finished dwelling renovation that he put a lot blood and sweat into (minimal tears : ) ) The grass has grown again after we tore it as much as change our water line, and he has completed his three exterior initiatives that he postpone till after we have been moved again in. In the event you’d wish to see the total inside tour, take a look at the House Tour Put up.
Listed here are a number of polished pics of the outside shot by Cramer Picture! You possibly can see the aspect porch and trash storage that Thomas constructed himself, after which the brand new DIY storage shed is within the again. (It doesn’t look almost as fairly when our vehicles are within the driveway : ) )
Earlier than + Afters
Means Earlier than
(see extra earlier than pics right here: Our Home Earlier than)
Simply Earlier than (Final January)
The grey is definitely the identical shade, simply refreshed within the renovation. It seems hotter because of the solar setting on it.
- Brick paint: Sherwin Williams Fawn Brindle
- Entrance door paint: Benjamin Moore Stratton Blue
- White trim paint: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace
- Home windows: Andersen E-series casements in black
- Roof: Englert Metallic, 26 gauge standing seam in Charcoal grey
As most of you realize, we turned our storage right into a kitchen and aspect porch, and prolonged the roof excessive, turning the roof deck we by no means used into completed residing house with massive walk-in closets and a storage room.
We didn’t use our storage for our vehicles – it was tiny and a automobile solely would have match if there was nothing else within the storage! In all probability as a result of it was in-built 1960. Really, it might have been an addition as a result of it was an ungainly field on the aspect of the home.
Since we thought extra completed house and an even bigger customized kitchen have been far more worthwhile to us than a spider-filled storage, we determined it might go. We knew we may divide the issues within the storage into 4 classes:
- Don’t want / donate
- Transfer inside to the storage room (coolers, seashore chairs, sports activities gear, even the bikes!)
- Yard provides (garden mower, shovels, rakes, instruments)
- Trash cans
I don’t miss the storage one bit! Every little thing is a lot happier saved inside.
We solved the trash can storage with our new Hidden Trash Can Storage. Thomas constructed this himself, and it’s really means higher than opening a storage door to entry the trash. I like that it’s linked to the porch so you may put on slippers to go on the market. And there may be additional room for containers too! The wooden will fade over time.
DIY Storage Shed
Then there was the issue of all of the backyard instruments, garden mower, and so forth. We debated a number of completely different choices:
- A ready-made device shed (like this one). We have been involved with the standard and the place it might go. They’re so low cost!! We thought it would have the ability to go on our higher patio in opposition to the home. I used to be additionally apprehensive about blocking the window within the Peloton room.
- A giant yard shed. You understand those that appear like playhouses or barns? We don’t have an incredible flat spot for one, and they’re additionally fairly costly (a number of thousand for a pleasant one).
- One thing on the again of the home. We’ve the house, beneath the porch. We thought of wall cabinets, nevertheless it wanted to have the ability to lock and be higher protected against the weather.
We went with possibility #3: a DIY shed
This space was whole lifeless house beneath the porch. We didn’t use it, and it wasn’t fairly. It’s additionally principally protected against the weather because the porch on high has a roof. So it was the winner for the world for storage. Thomas began constructing!
Step 1: Body it out
He was capable of cover that massive white kitchen drain pipe inside, which was an additional plus. My solely opinion was please don’t block the home windows. He received inside a millimeter, however adopted swimsuit.
Step 2: Add a plywood roof, ground, and doorways
Step 3: Paint it to match the home
Step 4: Add a lock
Step 5: Fill it up!
He even mounted the previous cabinets from our storage to the home (the again wall) so he can retailer his backyard and garden issues.
The brand new electrical garden mower suits in there properly because it folds up. There may be room for extra instruments.
It’s not fancy, nevertheless it’s all his!
Completely happy birthday, Thomas!