We've started working to change that and we started small.
First, we replaced the garage doors.
Pretty big change, actually. But a small thing was the screen in the back door.
It was shamefully dirty. To our credit, it was like that when we got here, but we have lived here for two years, so it was probably about time to replace the screen.
You'll notice too, the ugly brass doorbell and also the brick we use to keep the door somewhat closed.
This new doorknob means that we no longer need to use the brick.
And here's a new doorbell.
I also replaced this
Not perfect, but better, certainly.
There was also this terrible railing up the front walk.
Removing it required some finessing.
Also some smashing and kicking.
Eddy also replaced all of our janky, barely working light fixtures. Ugly light fixture:
Ugly light fixture:
Ugh. This one was the worst. It was plastic and flickering dimly was the best it could muster.
The biggest of the small things was replacing the windows, though. They were pretty terrible.
We used to hold our windows open with wood. You know, for safety.
Well, that about covers all the small things, so stay tuned for the big house exterior reveal!