Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Home Improvement Project 100 and something (i've lost count!)

After 6 years here we are finally getting around to finishing some projects.  Well atleast in one way or another.  The spot below has footings poured for our fireplace of our dreams.  But after seeing the cost of our dreams, that has been put on hold indefinately.  Sooo I decided I wanted to get my landscaping done and finally front steps off the front porch along w/sidewalk, plants, bushes, etc.  But what to do w/this spot?   A hot tub would fit perfectly in this spot, BUT it faces the front of our home.  So we decided to extend the deck at an angle and put our front steps off this new deck. In the words of my husband, "its cheaper to do it this way!"...

 We shall see how it comes together....


Brent showing off his muscles mixing quick-crete.  Maddison covering her eyes because she is totally emabarassed by her father (and it was just us there!) is this a sign of what's to come?

Setting posts.
Getting ready to start laying deck boards.  Garrett and Maddison have been such a big help.  Garrett has learned how to use a router, along w/other skills.

Whenever I go out to take pics.. All I see is Brent doing is standing around!

The deck floor is almost all layed.  I would go out and take pics today, but its raining more to come!  Pavers or stamped stained cement for sidewalk?  Any opinions?


Tiffany said...

I love home improvement projects - it's so fun to see the changes! Stained, stamped concrete would be my vote!

ch said...

Looking good! Of course, we all appreciated the "gun show" shot, as well. Hee, hee, hee...I swear sometimes we're married to the same person. Only mine sleeps in late. And likes to use credit cards.

Katie said...

Oooo, that's going to look great!!! Stained and stamped concrete is pretty cool - but pavers are timeless and easy to fix/replace. When we were house shopping we saw a few homes with the stamped concrete for their patios and many were already cracked in places and it looked really bad. So, I guess if I get a vote, it's for pavers.