I, Kristina, apologize for the lack of house posts lately. I am kinda a perfectionist sometimes and the house is so close to being done on the inside that I am waiting to finish the last few details for big reveal. On the hunt to find the perfect little kitchen table, once I find it, I promise photos will come! In the meantime we have started work on the studio in the back and working on the exterior of the house. My amazing Dad, see below, has been helping us and teaching throughout this whole process and now has taken on the challenge of teaching us how to put on new siding to the outside of the house! So here’s the skinny……..
The front part of our house was built in 1900 with beautiful Douglas Fir tongue and groove siding(T&G as the cool kids call it, I am learning the lingo).
The back half of the house built in the early 90s, was built with not so beautiful MDF composite siding.
The crazy thing is that the older siding is actually in way better condition than the new siding! Those traditionalists knew how to build a house to last! After researching many different siding materials we have decided to go with a cement fiber board called Hardie Board Plank Siding. We could unfortunately only find T&G in larger widths, so we decided to go with the lap siding since it is a closer width match to the front house. You can see pictures of our progress below.
The hardest part is getting all the measurements just right. But we are learning, and by the time we are done we are going to be old pros.