house post alert: curb appeal?

nick and i recently went to a neighborhood gathering to get to know some peeps! it’s always interesting to try to explain where we live. we are part of the neighborhood, but are tucked away. half the people didn’t even know the street existed. if they do know the street, they have no idea where our house is. so, conversations often go like this…

new neighbor: “hm… i don’t know your street… oh wait! does [so and so] live on your street?”

me: “yes, they do! okay, do you know the zen house next to them? beautiful landscaping? very calming prescence?”

new neighbor: “oh yes! that house is really cool. wait, is that your house?”

me: “no, we’re the ugly white box next door to it.”

invariably, they have no idea what house we’re talking about by the time we get to our own. i guess that’s better than being remembered for a bad reason, right? either way, we are slowly working on changing the appearance. major changes will take a while. i think we both need a break from dealing with a construction zone. small things, however, are coming together! here’s what we’ve done:

  • Install new front door
  • Painted new front door
  • Installed new porch lights
  • Purchased a small table and chairs set

here’s what i’d like to do this summer – it’s not too ambitious of a list:

  • Install new address numbers
  • Install a new mail box
  • Lay out some plant/flower beds

and, as always, here’s some eye candy:

door from the inside - brings a lot of light in
door from the inside – brings a lot of light in
in daylight
in daylight
with the new lights
with the new lights
costco to the rescue. i think i spent more time researching these lights than anything else we put in the house.
costco to the rescue. i think i spent more time researching these lights than anything else we put in the house.
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