When faced with the challenge of creating their “empty nest”, these suburban homeowners decided to renovate a foreclosed home. The 1950s ranch had great bones but an uninspiring exterior. Aside from an extensive interior renovation, the homeowners decided to maximize their energy savings with new windows and doors, plus kick the curb appeal up a few notches!
Rather than simply replacing the windows, the homeowners enlarged the window openings and, in some cases, changed the style of window altogether. In the living room at the front of the house they removed 4 casement windows and replaced them with two Harvey Classic double hung windows with a Harvey picture window in the center. Likewise, in the dining room, a 3-wide Harvey Classic double hung unit replaced a smaller, drafty bay window. They also added a Harvey vinyl patio door which brings both light and easy access to the yard.
For the exterior, the homeowners selected CertainTeed Cedar Impressions vinyl siding in Charcoal. They also added robust PVC exterior trim around all of the windows and doors, and updated the worn black shutters, to add detail and a clean contrast against the new siding. CertainTeed Landmark roof shingles in Weathered Wood were chosen to complement the siding color and add more curb appeal.
To welcome their friends and new neighbors, the front door was replaced with a brand new Harvey/Therma-Tru Smooth-Star entry door, with factory-applied Cranberry finish, and added a matching sidelite to let even more light in. A white Harvey storm door adds an extra layer of protecting from the elements.
By taking this home from “blah” to brilliant, these homeowners have given new life to a traditional classic home that they will enjoy for many years to come.
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