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Sabrina Bunks
The photos shown of the new exterior look like the house fits in quite well in the neighborhood. I'm surprised anyone would make a comment that this remodel would in any way be a negative for the neighborhood. I'm betting the neighbors are all very happy with what these owners did...kept the original feel of the home, but vastly improved the overall look!
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nanaka296
My toddler just looked over my shoulder and was aghast at the shoes on the bed. :-) She might be the neatest 3-year-old ever, but she sure hasn't learned to appreciate a great renovation yet!
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Anina Salerno_Aita
My daughter and her husband are in the process of purchasing a tiny (900 sq. ft.) bungalow, with the intention of raising the roof to create an 1800 sq. ft. home. He plans to do a lot of the work himself. They love the location of the house and it is very affordable because of the current size. It is also much smaller than the other houses nearby. I think renovating and expanding a small house is a practical and desirable alternative to new construction. There are plenty of ways to to it that respect the surrounding neighborhood. I personally love the new porch on this example. It looks like it could have always been there, and expands the outdoor living and connection to the neighborhood.
   

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