Our Latest Project (After)
Our latest home improvement project is finally complete and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!
I intended to share more “in progress” photos here, but never got around to uploading the pictures I took. Here are some before and after photos of the newly painted exterior of our house and garage to show the difference:
Before photo of the front of our house. This was taken the day of our inspection in October 2010. We didn't get to close and move in until July 2011, when we were finally able to sell our old house.
After photo of the front of our house (May 2012).
Before photo of the front of our house and the south side/side driveway.
After photo of the front of our house and the south side/side driveway.
Before photo of the back side of our house/side driveway on the south side.
After photo of the back side of our house/side driveway on the south side.
To change the colors of our garage (to match our house) the painters used a peel and bond primer and a special kind of paint that would stick the best to the vinyl siding, as well as the doors. We found some beautiful stained glass prairie style light fixtures at Lowes for both sides of our garage door.
A close up of the garage with our new lights at dusk, so you can see the colors of the fascia, soffits, siding and door, as well as the lights lit up. I love how they bring together the colors on our garage.
A close up of one of our new lights that shows the beautiful colors and design in the stained glass.
If anyone in the Chicago area is looking for painters who really know their craft, we highly recommend Veterans Painting & Decorating. We got a number of quotes for this job and felt Veterans best understood the work that needed to be done/the materials to use to accomplish it. The quality of their work exceeded our expectations.