Kayla Thomas


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pbboud
Our stainless farmhouse sink has 2 negatives. 1st, water does not drain well and 2nd anyone wearing a belt or metal pants' button runs risk of scratching front apron panel of the sink. I doubt I'd do it again.
on Wednesday at 1:55pm   
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kellyslobodian
Another aspect of this is today,with trends in popular decorating one person sees and loves farmhouse sinks andby the time Lowes,Depot,Ikea.Wayfair Joss and Main all start to sell trends e xplode.....like ready made granite Forbathrooms.Real granite but overused,I think it is like baby names getabookof top ten mostpopular and choose not to nameyourchild any of them.Great names true but hard ink garden tobe one of five.....
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Kayla Thomas
mverza-- probably way too late, but it is the glazed tile. These were taken just before I refinished the floor and put the shoe molding on, and put the last outlet plates on, but it is all finished now, and we have a renter living there while we are away. I MISS IT and can't wait until we're back home.
July 15, 2014 at 10:44pm     
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Tess Wakefield
Beautiful!
July 15, 2014 at 11:23pm   
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Kayla Thomas
Thank you. I like house #1 as well, but we are dealing with an individual on it who has used it as an income property (college town), and he is still on the fence about selling (though he is in his 80s and no longer able to maintain the property himself)...or giving us a price that is astronomically high for what it is. The house has good bones, but the interior needs a lot of work. I called to set up a viewing for house 2 today, and found out the owners accepted an offer on it yesterday, so my search may continue! I'm still hopeful for hiuse 1 though. Maybe we can make it work! I'm mot sure anout the porch being open. Its somwthi something I've considered as well, but this is in Wisconsin. Cold winters and lots of mosquitos! A seating are thats a little enclosed may be nicer here than open, but that'd probably be lower on the list of needs for this home.
July 15, 2014 at 10:35am     
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Kayla Thomas
I drove by again today and snapped a few more pictures of how it looks today rather than the Google earth image.
July 15, 2014 at 10:37am     
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Linda
House 1 is a classic style that hasn't been significantly changed. Given that the current owner has been using it for income property, save some of your budget for the inevitable discoveries of just "one more thing" and then another and another...

While I understand the charm of an open porch, I think you would be taking a hit on market value to remove the enclosed space. Many houses of that era had enclosed porches; perhaps the best move is to enhance the existing rather than return to original. Some authentic looking windows, perhaps with a square pane on the bottom then a shorter upper area, divided into three sections. Sets of hinged glass doors with permanent screens are common in my area. I would also look to replace the storm door with something where the bottom of the glass panel lined up with the bottom of the windows with a solid wood panel underneath with horizontal lines, not diagonals.

A new paint job using colors found in the porch lower siding and roof would give the house a rather different look. You might want to add a few touches of a dark accent color to pick out a few details. I don't care for white trim with brown or reddish roofs instead I would choose an off white that coordinates with the new body color.
July 15, 2014 at 6:24pm     
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makaloco
My suggestion: if you get the house (#1), do the necessary interior work first and see where you stand budget-wise. If you can afford to at least paint the exterior, I think it would look much nicer, but it's not horrible as is, and as Darzy mentioned, could be made really appealing with a minimum investment. #2 would have required a lot more exterior work, and the slope of the front yard toward the left side of the house seemed a bit worrying, though it may have been the angle of the photo.
July 15, 2014 at 7:01pm   
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