House Update (2nd Edition)

First of all, I just wanted to let you all know I had an AMAZING mothers day. My daughter was just the sweetest, and so cute about this little surprise. She's been DYING to show me since the day she made it in school. She could hardly wait until mothers day, and even tried talking me into letting her give it to me early, she learns that from me :) I'm so bad at keeping a secret or pulling off a GOOD surprise.
If you haven't yet seen the Mothers Day video I made, watch it HERE.

Now for some more before and after pics of my house. This is the second edition, to see the first, click HERE. I thought I'd move right on to the outside of the house because I'm excited about my new outdoor furniture I got for mothers day.


Here's the house when we bought it.
And this is AFTER!
  • We had to get a new roof
  • added the brown shakes to accent the siding
  • stained the concrete and extended the driveway since we needed more parking
  • got a new gate with stone pillars
  • built a detached garage with an office for Sean above
  • added the stone siding along the bottom
unfortunately a lot of our big trees died soon after we moved in, so we had to take them down. We added a bunch of pine trees and some other kinds as well.


Here's a view of the driveway extension.
Here's a view of the new garage from the backyard.


These next two pictures were taken before we moved in, with all the big trees :( I miss them, it was so pretty.


View from the back, we added this stone patio with a fire pit. That's been fun for roasting marsh mellows.

From the back door looking out.

Our next project is to build a second level deck so this area will actually be covered providing better shade.



My new outdoor furniture!!!











31 comments:

Mighty M said...

Your home is beautiful!

CynthiaK said...

What a beautiful home! Wow!

Now that's the kind of place I'd be really happy to be a SAHM in! :)

Great work!

MsBabyPlan said...

That is a great work. Well done.

scrapwordsmom said...

Love this Crystal. Makes me miss Utah!!

Outdoor Furniture said...

Cool house and a cooler mom. Anyway, just want to appreciate the work on your patio. Your pieces are quite beautiful.

Daisygirl said...

Okay that is a lot of work!!! How long did it take??? I love the garage that is the cutest thing ever...I so want to be in Utah now more than ever...your mountain is making me jealous!!!

Danielle said...

Your home is beautiful. LOve the new furniture!

Darcie said...

It all looks SO beautiful Crystal...absolutely beautiful. Glad you had a nice Mother's Day!

Angie Muresan said...

It looks gorgeous, Crystal!

alexis said...

that looks amazing! it makes me really excited for summer--i think it's all the patio furniture. congrats on getting it all done, i hate remodeling and am always so glad when it's done!

Carrie said...

I should come vacation at your house huh? :) All that hard work paid off nicely, it's gorgeous!!

Linda de Azevedo said...

What a beautiful transformation! Congratulations on making a house into a Home!

Verena said...

Beautiful house! I love your outdoor furniture! Very beautiful!
And Lily´s present ist so cute!!!

Maureen said...

Your new home is so beautiful. Love your outdoor furniture too. By the way your daughter looks soooo cute! :D

Lindsay said...

So beautiful, I love the changes you made with it! LOVE the patio furniture, cute nice comfy furniture makes all the difference! Good job with it :)

Elena said...

Wow! You guys are REALLY good at remodeling! Do you think of the plans yourself or do you have an arhcitect help you? I can't wait to do a little remodeling here, but I just don't have the vision.

Shell said...

I LOVE your outdoor furniture. What a great area to hang out and relax.

Thank you for dropping by my SITS day yesterday!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Oh my goodness! Our girls are the same. My 7 year old tried to give me my Mother's Day gift on Friday when she came home from school. I stood in front of her with my eyes closed, begging her to save it for Sunday. lol
As for the house...Gorgeous! You've done a great job. I love the outdoor spaces you've created. The furniture is great and I'm loving the rug you have by the hot tub. :)
Thanks for stopping by Crystal! Have a great day.

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
@TweetingMama

Tonya said...

wow what a wonderful transformation. Your home is just beautiful!

mormonhermitmom said...

Snazzy!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Look at you and your never ending curb appeal! Beautiful. What a wonderful job you did. I'm sure you are thrilled it is done!

Thanks for being a part of my SITS day, sorry it's taken so long to get through all the comments but I wanted to swing by and say a big hi and a big thanks. Your time and words mean the world to me.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Lynn said...

I love your patio furniture! We are just refurbishing some white furniture someone was going to throw away. I used a gold brushed bronze for the chair frames and we are going to go orange on the cushions. I love your green though. Absolutely beautiful house. Congrats!

My best, Lynn

Rene W. said...

What a sweet gift from your daughter - home made is the best gift :) You guys have done a beautiful job on your home! That rock fence/siding is gorgeous. I know how hard a remodel is - Tony & I have done 4 homes since we've been married!! This next one I am hoping will be move-in ready :)

cheri said...

your house looks awesome! i'd love to live in a house like that :)

shuttling in from SITS :)

Karen said...

Hi Crystal, what an amazing home you have. I just love all of the changes! Your patio is amazing, great job!

Karen

Adrienne said...

You have a lovely home and I love your pic of your daughter she looks proud with her gift!

Aging Mommy said...

Those new gates and pillars make all the difference to the front of the house. I spied those mountains in the view from your back yard, how beautiful.

Scha&Andi said...

wow. it doesn't even look like the same house. you and sean have done SO much. you will never be able to sell it because you have done so much. you'll be sad if you ever do. it's just beautiful and perfect for you guys. i miss your trees too. but your yard is still just fabulous. i will have to come visit you soon! hugs.

Allyson & Jere said...

Just stopping by from SITS. Beautiful job on the house, it looks gorgeous!

heidi @ wonder woman wannabe said...

beautiful!

Becky said...

Your house looks great! I like the accent shingles...everyone around Texas uses that white stone!

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