Sunday, August 10, 2008

Home improvement projects

We have been making some small improvements to our home recently. Since I keep referring to these projects in my posts, I thought I would share a few pictures.

In May we had our roof replaced. It is hard to tell from the picture, but it was in desperate need of repair. The old roof had THREE layers of shingles and had been patched numerous times. If you click on the photo, you will see a larger image...

The new roof is a little darker, with dimensional shingles. Our house looks ten times better with the new roof...

Last month we had our front door replaced. Not only did I think that the old door was ugly, it also let in a ton of air. Not very energy efficent. Here is a picture of the old door...

Our new door is air tight, lets in lots of natural light, and looks super spiffy. It really goes well with the outside of our house too. I love it.

Next up is the shed in the backyard. Stay tuned for more before and after photos!

21 comments:

iMommy said...

Ooh, pretty! Looks great!

THopgood said...

I love your front door!

Jenn said...

Love the new door, we need one too it's letting air in like yours did.

Kate said...

Home repairs are best when you can actually see the result. Having two toilets fixed on Friday? Not so exciting...

amanda said...

love the door.

we sooo need a new one.

and the roof. need one of those too.

oh how i love me some home improvement projects.

dani said...

christy, your improvements are great:) i love, love, love your new front door!!! doesn't it feel so good to have new things done that you can actually see and enjoy???
love,
dani

Kellan said...

Beautiful door!

I'm Kellan - nice to meet you! Have a good Monday.

Mama Kalila said...

Wow looks nice. I love the door

Amanda said...

I love your new door! I bet it will be a warmer winter this year with both the new door and the new roof!

Tabitha said...

Great photos Christy ~ I love that new front door too XX

Eva said...

Looks good.

Question: How do you get your husband to complete these tasks?

TEACHBROECK said...

Looks nice!!!!

Steph said...

I love that new front door. The house is looking good!

Z's Mom said...

Oh, I love before and after shots of home improvements.....I like them more when it has been done in my house....

However, congrats on the new roof...thats always a good selling point if ever needed.

I love the new front door...it does add a different look. Very nice!

Colleen said...

Oh, I ♥ the new front door! Seems we are ALWAYS doing projects, but a new front door is soon forthcoming! I may just have to look for a door just like that one!

Dana said...

love the new door!!!

Rachel said...

I love the new front door. Way to go momma. I also love the wreath. So pretty. Cannot wait to come over.

Insta-mom said...

That door is FABULOUS.

Kristin said...

oh! Love, love the front door! That is beautiful! The roof looks great too! We are embarking on several home improvement projects in the next year as well. :) fun stuff!

Lainey-Paney said...

I'm LOVIN' the updates!

The Woman said...

our roof has the dimensional too and it looks so much better than the oldstyle flat