Property improvements

  Nearly $12,000 in materials since November 2020During 2021:

  • Pruned front and back yard trees and bushes.
  • Activated home-monitored security system.
  • Painted the mailbox.
  • Removed a tall evergreen tree in the front yard. 
  • Installed new exterior shutters on the front of the house.
  • Repaired the existing  "Leaf filter" gutter protection system in front of the house.
  • Mulched several dead tree limbs and underbrush in the backyard.
  • Replaced 5 ft of rotted facia on the front of the house.
  • Removed 40 ft of old hedgerow in the front and back yards.
  • Re-painted the wood fence surrounding the backyard.
  • Re-painted the wrought iron fence in the side yards.
  • Installed new window treatments (drapes) in the living room and dining room.
  • Pressure-washed the driveway, walkways in front of the house, and pavers in the backyard patio.
  • Repainted the stucco exterior of the house.

During 2022:

  • Installed a new heating and air conditioning system.
  • Installed new interior shutters on all windows in the master bedroom.
  • Installed new attic exhaust fan.
  • Constructed handrail from the backyard lawn to the covered terrace.
  • Cleaned and adjusted fireplace gas log set.
  • Planted considerable numbers of perennials in the backyard.
  • Constructed a lighted water fountain in the backyard.

During 2023:

  • Constructed concrete and brick paver edging in the sideyard.
  • Constructed a concrete and brick perennial planter in the backyard.
  • Constructed a concrete block raised vegetable garden bed and strawberry tower in the backyard.
  • Installed a chandelier in the great room.
  • Replaced two ceiling fans in the backyard terrace.
  • Added window treatments to both upstairs bedrooms.
  • Replaced two faucets in the master bathroom.
  • Installed new interior shutters on both windows in the family room.
  • Replaced shower fixtures.
  • Replaced fresh water supply line from city hookup to the house as described at files/waterbreak.pdf

During 2024:

  • Six window boxes were installed in the front of the house.
  • Added plantation shutters to four windows in the living and dining rooms.
  • Brick borders were added to portions of the backyard.
  • Constructed a raised bed vegetable garden in the backyard.