Here is what the front of our house looks like today...
Obviously we still have to re-stucco and paint... We will paint the house white, and black plantation shutters will be added to the sides of the windows.
And here is what the front of the house looked like when we purchased it...
I am not a fan of Bahama Shutters... they completely block out all of the light, making the house feel dark and depressing. :( The orange tile and asphalt driveway will be freshened up with brick pavers, and our landscaping needs some freshening as well. New impact double doors will be installed next week.
If you look at the old blueprints of our home, you can see that we also reconfigured the windows... they were too long and narrow, and frankly they just looked silly.
Widening the opening of our entryway wall really opened up this space, and allows for a much better view of the Number One reason we bought this house... the waterway!
Before we had two sets of sliding doors. We eliminated half of the right sliding door, and pulled the wall forward into the living room to provide more space in the adjacent kitchen. We then eliminated the beam seperating the two doors to allow for one large set of French doors with sidelights.
(image from MLS listing)
Here is a shot of the future kitchen, looking into the formal living room.