Originally, the #staggreno was almost entirely brick, with just a couple spots of really terrible painted wood siding. We always planned to keep the brick, and add some new siding materials with hardy board and board and batten.  I’ve already Read More

How to Paint Brick

May 18, 2015

May 4, 2015

With the dramatic structural changes we had planned for the house, we knew some new paint colors would be in order for both the additional materials we were adding in and also for the old, dingy, off-white brick. Choosing exterior paint colors is kind Read More

Choosing Exterior Paint Colors

The #staggreno was built in 1970 but somewhere along the line, there were some changes to the home’s structure.  The owners added a pitched roof (that’s right, it was flat originally).  The neighborhood is on the bench (higher part of the Salt Lake Read More

Structural Changes to the Exterior

Apr 27, 2015

Dec 3, 2014

Well folks, it’s here– I can finally spill the beans on our new/old home and start leading you through the not-so-pretty before so we can get working on the very-pretty after. So here’s the plan: I’m going to break it down based on space/room with a Read More

Home Tour: Exterior Front Yard (it begins!)

There are few words adequate to express my distaste with the former state of my front porch.  It’s silly, really, that we didn’t tackle it long ago.  For one reason or another we just kept putting it off.  Well, I’m thrilled to say no longer!  We Read More


May 27, 2014

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