A Completely New Look: After

Who: Bill R.
Where: Pittsford, NY.

I did the design work using old 3D Architect software and Photoshop. Exterior changes included adding a front porch and a rear screen porch, building a garage/workshop/loft addition, replacing shingles with new HardiPlank siding, adding a paver patio off the side walkout basement, replacing concrete walkways with brick and bluestone, and removing overgrown bushes and trees. The wood front door was rebuilt, and I built the new wooden carriage-house garage doors. Most demolished building materials were reused, recycled, or donated to minimize waste. Much to my wife's dismay, the house will never be "finished," as I love to build.

Who did the work: I did most of the work myself.
Cost: $50,000 to $100,000
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