Even More Progress on The Front Entry

Wahoo! I love progress! We are still working on the front entry, but fortunately this round we were able to hire some people to help. We built up a lot of dirt ourselves, then we hired a crew to lay down some nice gravel over it.

We still have a lot of landscaping to do, as you can see in the photos, but we only go in baby steps! We did also have to re-gravel the entire driveway, and it’s a long steep one, so that took a chunk of change. But now we have someone starting next week to finish the siding, the deck, and then paint the whole house. I can’t wait!

untitled-35
New graveled path for the front entry

This new path up to the house winds around the front deck so that we can have a ramp getting into the house for anyone with difficulty walking or for wheeling in appliances and furniture (a laundry room is in our future!).

untitled-36
Graveled path

The path will get compacted down with the compactor pictured. I just couldn’t wait to share the progress.

untitled-44
Path for the front entry and gabions

Here you can see the path that winds around the deck. The railing is up the full way, so that we could keep a toddler safe while we were building it. We will take down a section of railing and put pavers on the gabion and there will be a railing at the ramp entry.

untitled-37
Front entry progress
untitled-46
Front entry path is shaping up
untitled-50
Smoother entryway
untitled-51
Ramp to the right of the front entry – we will make a step on the gabion and put in an entrance

Then we will finish out the deck and start on the siding. Now I have to go pick out a front door!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Even More Progress on The Front Entry

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s