The best place to start is of course from the beginning. We moved into our home two years ago (July 17, 2009 to be exact), with high hopes of transforming this pretty sad and outdated looking place into our first home. Last November, we knew it was time to begin the process of improving our curb appeal, which included rebuilding our front entrance.
Not only was it not very pretty or welcoming, but the windows and doors let in a lot of drafts, so in the colder months the "room" (if you can call it that) was always cold. When we first bought, we also thought that having three big windows, plus two skylights was great. Unfortunately, they actually just turned this little room into more of a green house in the summer, so it was always too hot. Because of the extreme temperatures we'd experience in there, it meant we had an ugly ragged curtain hanging over the doorway from our entrance into the home, and it was really not attractive. The only upside was that it hid the ugly view of this little room from inside of the house.
The whole process of rebuidling, decorating and painting began in November of 2010 and has only recently "wrapped up" over the past couple of weekends when we completed painting the exterior of our home. Aside from improving the asthetics, we also wanted to make the space more functional. So we moved the door from the driveway, to the side of our entry and built a small deck, freeing up more driveway space. Inside, we also added a large double closet to hold all of our jackets, as well as store the baby stroller when it's not in use. We're very pleased with the after of our renovations...
We no longer have to worry about drafts, or where to keep all of our coats, and those of our guests when they drop by. This renovation has really given our home a welcoming feeling that leaves us feeling proud to invite guests over. To get some more background on the whole renovation process, and a few more details, you can read all about it here. Thanks again to Stefanie for having me, and thank you for taking the time to read about our renovation!