On one of those drives, Ron said that he thought that there were things that we could do to our house exterior to give it more visual appeal. Boom! No sooner were those words uttered than ideas started flying around the car!
Like most of the "befores" of Pineapple House, it certainly wasn't bad!
This house was loved and well cared for by the former owners.
But there were things we wanted to change to fit our own personal style and desires.
- Full-view storm doors, front and back
- New roof
- Chippendale rails
- Louvered basement window covers
- Outdoor wall sconces
- New lamp post and light
It seemed like a lot of changes, a daunting list. But we just started, took one step at a time, looked for bargains, and
So Ron bought a Larson storm door and installed it himself in a half a day.
We think it looks so much better without a bar across the middle. And there is a side benefit. The old storm door had a screen in the top half, but the new one is all glass which allows more unfiltered natural light inside. (We open the wooden door on all but the hottest and coldest days to enjoy that natural light.)
We were off and running with our plans to update the exterior!
Ron installed the new storm door on the front of the house in September 2020.
We took multiple photos, searched the internet, went to see houses that friends told us about, and finally settled on a style. (Before our research, I had no idea that there were so many variations!)
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We made a selection, but then I had second thoughts and started searching again! We ended up with these sconces by Livex. They fit my criteria, and I'm not sure if you can see it, but they have beveled glass. (They are now discontinued so I can't share a link.)
|This is the project I referred to in this post.|