So sorry to leave you hanging on Friday with all of those ugly before pictures.
As promised, I have some pretty after pictures for you.
My favorite part of the whole project was, of course, making it look pretty.
Here you go! I'll start with the porch.....
Even though we only extended the porch by approximately four feet,
it made the whole space feel so much larger.
It also gave us enough space to add a small table with chairs to the porch.
Until it recently got bitterly cold, this was the perfect spot to eat breakfast and read the paper.
With the extra space, we were also able to add two chairs to the seating area.
The brick walls around the porch were replaced with white wood rails.
And new Timbertech steps were added.
Just off the porch is a new paver patio.
Sure beats the old, ugly concrete pad that used to cover the backyard.
There are two levels of the patio.
At the top is a table.
New sod was added along with trees that will eventually provide privacy.
The bottom level of the patio is where the fireplace will go.
Right now, we just have some chairs around our old fire pit.
Once the fireplace is built, it too will provide some privacy.
This was the plan we started with.
Other than a few changes with landscaping, we stayed pretty true to the original plan.
We are very thankful for this space.
I'm already looking forward to some warmer temperatures to we can get out there and enjoy it.
Thank you for following along during this project.
There were definitely some bumps along the way,
but this was a long time coming and we are so happy to have it all finished.
Have a great week.
Count your blessings and be thankful!