Fire Damaged Cottage after turned into spectacular home
Photo: Brian and Julie W.
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After: Fixing Up a Fire Damaged Cottage

They worked on it for two years with the aim of making the exterior historically accurate and to reuse original materials wherever possible. They replaced clapboards where needed and freshened up the original yellow color. "We found a secondhand double-tombstone front door for only $75, which Brian cut to size. He also fixed the original window boxes, filling in damaged wood with new profiles he routed. Together we built soffits and fascia, replaced corrugated metal gutters with half-round ones, and erected a brick chimney," Julie reported.

We featured this curb appeal transformation, and others from our Reader Remodel Contest, in Best Curb Appeal Before and Afters of 2011.
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