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Old 10-23-2011, 01:13 PM   #16
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Carport looks good. Almost all the houses that I've seen in NC that are older have car ports that only fit 1 vehicle. It's annoying.

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Old 10-23-2011, 04:03 PM   #17
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Heh, Thanks guys I find it annoying its a 2 and not a 2.5. But I guess everyone would always like a lil more. If I had a 2.5 I'm sure Id be complaining about it not being a 3. Hahaha.

So, Later this evening I'm going to be uploading some photos of my next project and ideas etc.... Dubbed "The Gutter waterway" :D
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:43 PM   #18
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Wow - looks great as it is. There's no way to do anything but improve!

The before/afters of your work outside the house are impressive - the overgrown ivy and bushes really hide the exterior beauty of the brick and even concealed that one small porch to the point of it not being visible at all (before).
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:06 PM   #19
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Hope you guys are ready, I have 10 days off work.
I don't have much money to do stuff, But lots of pictures at least of progress thus far will be posted!
I'll start in just a few hours getting pictures up!
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Totally ready!

*jealous*
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:11 PM   #21
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Wow, Again im sry. So I thought I was going to post a bunch of stuff
because I had some time off work, but it was because I was sick.
And I was more sick than I thought, so was unable to do anything.
I got really stressed about some things and at 23 years old gave myself
shingles. Over that now, And rdy to be active again!!'

I get off work at 7am tomm and hoping to make tomm a
very productive day. Cleaning the house, Thanks to my Fiance'
Putting up Christmas Lights, Yard work and Rly starting to plan the
"waterWay Project" Or Gutter project. lol

So, this time rly, be rdy! haha
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Great house, just a couple simple to do suggestions.
That wide flat area in the middle of the mantel over the fireplace needs something to break it up. If you go into Lowes or Home Depot look in the area where the moulding is. There a lot of differant style of wooden scrolls and designs sitting on the shelve below where the trim is. One of those prepainted with a gloss white enamal would make it pop. A little glue and two brads and your done.
I just hate the 12 X 12 accoustal tiles on the ceilings in any house.
What we have done is just cover them over with drywall using drywall adhesive and 3" drywall screws, making sure to hit the rafters. Then it matches the rest of the house.
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Beautiful old house! Here comes the "but".

Get rid of the red canopy over the front door and that ugly aluminum storm door on the right side of the house. If you need a storm door get a full view door with a frame color that goes with the house (not mill finish aluminum--UGH).
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Hey guys, Thanks for the Ideas and no worries. Any more and throw them my way!

Yeah, I have tons of plans and things I want to do. Right now anything I can
do Free or cheap is coming first. I don't have my 2nd job anymore and untill I replace it I can't do much. Even paint will have to wait untill I bring back my 2nd income.

I can't believe I'm saying this again, but I promise to get pictures and updates up soon. I've just really been busy trying to do stuff and find a 2nd job. lol

Thanks again

PS: Got a bunch of LED christmas lights on the house, so I'll get a pic of that too.
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Alrighty, So things kind of have been put on hold. Trying to find another side job, ( Looks likes Lowes might hire me, wich would be awesome! Pay plus discount on stuff! )

We've been trying to do some small stuff inside, and free work outside.
Mostly landscaping, or... Destruction. Theres just so much over grwoth on
the entire property. I'm not ocd, But I like things neat and tidy. So
I've been doing alot of clearing of brush, etc....

So, heres an awesome above shot of my home.

Now, this is a winter shot so it looks wonderully clear. lol
The red is my propety line. FYI, The train in the back is a 9am-5pm Mon-fri only. And like 3 times a day. So its rly not bad. It only supplies a small factory close by.

And I'm proud to gout that as you can see, It's a big deal I have such a large property in the historical district, seeing as everyone else around has small yards....
almost one full acre. and the house is roughly 75ft x 45ft


Ok, I'm going to include some more photos to better give an idea of what I'm working with and wanting to do.

The big thing, with the fiance's tax return, a fence for the dog. It's 400 ft. LOL yeah... where the blue line is. And with mine we'll do other things.



Close up



Another angle.....




And the guy thats getting a fence.




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Your dog is going to love that backyard! How did you get such clear shots of your house?
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You should shop around extensively with local fence companies for estimates. Prices can very considerably and, much to my shock when we were putting in a fence last spring, are not much more than the cost of materials were you to do it yourself. I assume that these fence builders by some much material that that they get a great deal on cedar.
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Your dog is going to love that backyard! How did you get such clear shots of your house?
looks like bing maps. scary good aerial pics.
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Yeah the photos are bing. look you up, and zoom in then hit birds eye viewthen circle around. in us it is super detailed.

Yeah, My dog will love it! I might get another once its fenced. Yeah ill check around befor doing it myself. Budget is nu,ber one. I might have to do street side nice fence and the back chain, for now.
we will have to see.
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Interesting. I'd consider enclosing the full property line because you have street on the side that isn't planned for fencing.

It could prevent the off-change of some liability nightmares, and might reduce your homeowner's insurance payment. Give them a call and see what they think about discounts before you pull the trigger. You might be surprised with what they say.

Make sure they know about your dog, too. Last thing you want is having a claim rejected because they didn't know about your large dog.

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