Hey friends! Today I wanted to give you an update on our garage exterior!
But before I do, I’d like to back it up a bit to show you how far we have come in the past 6 years!
Here is our 1400 sq ft home the day we bought it….
Within the first week, we tore off the glassed-in front porch and build some columns, and then within a few months after that, we began building a two story addition to the side of our house.
Adding the front porch was one of the best decisions we have made on our home. It has added so much curb appeal to our exterior and is fun to decorate around the holidays.
We also built our own board and batten shutters that really helped pull the house together.
Now just this past year, we added a two car garage to the other side of our home.
I was excited about this addition because I would finally have a place to park my car to avoid the rain and snow. But it was also going to be a great place for storage and eventually have a “bonus room” upstairs for the kiddos.
I had a hard time finding a picture of the garage after we painted it, but before we added the eyebrow roof, but I did find this one on my phone….
I was loving the exterior of our garage, EXCEPT the large white space between the windows and the top of the garage doors. I had asked Cy if he could lower the windows when he was framing the garage, but because of building codes, the windows have to be a certain distance off the floor and that was as low as he could place them.
To fill up the large white space, I knew exactly what I wanted to do! We added an eyebrow roof, at least that is what we call it, to match the walkway.
Here is what it looks like now! Much better, right?
The eyebrow roof does a great job of filling in the white space and making the garage look more custom.
We also bought some galvanized metal barn lights from Lowe’s and painted them black for each side of the garage doors.
We’ve talked about adding a third light between the garage doors, but haven’t decided on that yet. What do you think?
Right now, our driveway is just gravel and will stay that way for a while. We do not have plans to pave the driveway right now. We are going to add a small concrete “lip” right in front of the garage doors to make it a little less bumpy getting our cars in and out of the garage.
Right now, our gravel is full of mud, and our grass is dead and brown. So to kind of give you an idea of what it will look like when things starting blooming in the Spring, I added some greenery to my pictures through photo magic.
Doesn’t greenery make everything look prettier?!!
COME ON, SPRING!!! I need ya!
I’m really looking forward to some green grass and pretty flowers, aren’t you?
This weekend, we are working on finishing my office, so I will be sharing that with you too!
Have a blessed weekend!