So we are under contract to buy a house and should hopefully be closing in mid December. Just waiting on the appraisal to get done.
We really love the house for the location and the interior layout but to be honest, the outside is just plain ugly! Definately dated. The house is a 4 bed 2 bath (actually 1 and 3/4 bath) split level ranch with 2100sqft and an added 2 car attached garage (added about 10 years ago). It was built back in '63. Its in pretty good shape, the siding was redone back when the garage was added. I thought it was cedar but might actaully be redwood. They did all but the backside of the house.
I have alot of ideas and plans for the inside, just not sure what to do with the outside yet.
Here are a few pics I have in my phone, not the best, but you get the idea.
The wife says we have to do something with it come spring. I would love to just rip off all the siding, upgrade the insulation or wrap, and go vinyl siding. But I dont think it will be in the budget. She says we have to atleast add siding below the windows to match the wood and paint the whole house. I would like to replace the windows too, most are old aluminum double pane with bad seals. For some reason all the windows on the side of the house have been replaced with vinyl, but not the rest.
I just wanted to post what looks like will be my new past time for the foreseeable future. I am looking forward to starting many projects with our new house and I am sure I will be asking for alot of advice along the way!