|Front door before|
First up - freshening up the exterior. We started with a power wash and then got the painting done. All the trim got a fresh coat of paint and our new doors are now sporting a lovely green. The shutters have been painted a glossy black and give the house a classic colonial style.
Maine Country Home in Rockland is fantastic!
The biggest challenge on this property is creating a yard with outdoor space for living and entertaining. This is a long, narrow corner lot with over 220 feet of road frontage. The current 'con' is there isn't a lot of privacy or relaxing spot to enjoy the yard. But the huge 'pro' is it has a fantastic view of the Rams Head Lighthouse - that really needs to be enjoyed!
So, we set out to focus on those areas!
First, we added the new door off of the living room. This provides great access to the yard and feels like an extension of the living space inside. But we needed a place relax and entertain, so we installed a big interlocking paver patio. This was a big job, but the guys got it done quickly and suddenly it created a quiet spot for a cup of coffee in the morning or an al fresco dinner.
And we didn't stop there - we wanted to make sure there was a spot to enjoy the lighthouse view, so we installed this circular patio as well. With a couple of adirondack chairs, it's the perfect spot to sit savor the view.
We're trying to get some grass to grow, before the snow flies. But it's a pretty big change, don't you think??