When we first bought the Bungalow, it was a tiny 750 sq. ft. house. From the road, it looked like the tiniest little house and it was! You can check out some of the before’s and the first round of exterior progress shots here. But, here is the transformation we made!
Y’all know we did a big 1,050 square foot addition on this house. We added on a wing to the right as you can see by the change in these photos (and an addition across the back). Then, we removed the screened porch portion of the existing porch and extended the porch with a shed roof to create a more substantial entry.
Here’s another angle of the before:
There’s still some landscaping and tiny things to do, but we’re pretty much done..finally! While the bulk of it got done a little while ago, painting some trim and spindles, etc. has lingered on. As I’ve said with other spaces, painting little porch spindles and such cosmetic things weren’t the priority when other rooms weren’t working at all. But we made it!
We started with asbestos shingles on this house. We had them removed (you have to be careful with that stuff). Then, we had Hardy plank board and batten installed. The cheapest way to achieve this look is to first install large 4 x 8′ sheets of blank Hardy board. Then, we used 1 x 2’s to create the board and batten look. We left 16″ in between each one. We purchased all of the hardy board materials at our local builder’s supply store.
For the exterior color palette, I first knew that I wanted to go dark. I’d already chosen Benjamin Moore Hidden Falls for the fireplace and kitchen cabinets and knew I loved the color. I knew I wanted to go dark green out here and tried a few other shades, but ended up loving this tried and true shade.
Here’s the before of the old porch:
Here’s the in-progress of the porch:
And here’s the after:
Since I took these, I’ve been updating the porch for fall, which I’ll share tomorrow! Mums and pumpkins sure do liven up any space.
For the front door color, I went with the same color as all of our interior doors: Benjamin Moore Iced Marble. It’s the perfect pale blue/gray. I love that it’s neutral to go with anything for different holidays and I love how it looks against the green siding.
I love copper as you can see as it’s spread throughout our house especially our new kitchen. But I knew I’d love it with the dark green exterior. There are some great copper barn lights out there, but all of the ones I found were too pricey for our budget. So, we bought my favorite inexpensive barn light from Lowe’s.
At $40/each, this was something we could swing. I used my favorite copper spray paint to give these the finish I wanted. It’s the same copper spray paint I used for our kitchen sconces.
It feels just like the home sweet home I pictured. Please ask any questions in the comments! It’s so easy to forget little details with renovations like this.