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Update on the "what can I do with this fugly porch/garage" thread...pics included

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Kitsmummy Sun 17-Jul-16 09:19:54

A few months ago I posted asking for advice on how to make my hideous porch less ugly. I was thinking about pulling down and re-building. Lots of people pointed out that the garage was the biggest eyesore.

Taking the comments on board, I pulled the garage down (and re-sited the crap into a garden shed. This made off road parking as the garage had been too small to fit a car in! I've had windows done, front steps done and had it painted and I thought you might be interested to see the difference.

I couldn't be more over the moon with how it's turned out, so thank you for all the advice. If I hadn't posted on MN I would have spent thousands re-doing the porch only to still gave the hideous ugly garage right in front of the house

Rainbowqueeen Sun 17-Jul-16 09:21:43

Looks stunning

Well done!

MeInHoney86 Sun 17-Jul-16 09:21:45

Wow!! It looks so smart! A world away from how it was before!

PurpleWithRed Sun 17-Jul-16 09:22:18

! It looks fantastic now, well done!

Palomb Sun 17-Jul-16 09:22:32

Looks brilliant!!

ChicagoBull Sun 17-Jul-16 09:24:09

Love it !

Patterkiller Sun 17-Jul-16 09:28:18

What a difference. It could be a different house. Looks lovely

twirlypoo Sun 17-Jul-16 09:30:43

Ooh I remember your first thread- it looks brilliant now!

quicklydecides Sun 17-Jul-16 09:33:32

Wow!!! I can't believe what a difference you've made.
Your house is so stunning now, I can't believe it's the same house.
Congratulations.

Costacoffeeplease Sun 17-Jul-16 09:35:46

It looks so sweet and cottage-y now - love the colour of the paint on the Windows - brilliant transformation, well done

SkydivingFerret Sun 17-Jul-16 09:37:27

That's beautiful!

JT05 Sun 17-Jul-16 10:19:34

It's fantastic! You must be very pleased with the result. Thanks for coming back to show us the results.

Floggingmolly Sun 17-Jul-16 10:20:58

Oh, well done! It's lovely.

officerhinrika Sun 17-Jul-16 10:25:48

That's great. I remember your first thread. I like the way you've got the details unified, using the masonry paint etc. Also changing the awful Windows and the new steps. Looks like a different house!

AliceInUnderpants Sun 17-Jul-16 10:29:31

I remember the other thread too. What a difference, that looks amazing!

Diamogs Sun 17-Jul-16 10:36:25

That looks fantastic. I think everyone should post before and after pics when they have done stuff like that, I love seeing other people's results for inspiration

Donatellalymanmoss Sun 17-Jul-16 10:42:27

I didn't see your first thread so couldn't for the life of me work out what was wrong with the first picture!!

But now I've read your post properly I can see what an amazing difference you've made it looks great. Well done!!

ChicRock Sun 17-Jul-16 10:44:03

Wow what a transformation! Looks fabulous. Well done.

NorbertDentressangle Sun 17-Jul-16 10:48:15

I remember seeing your first thread - the new look is fantastic!

What a transformation - it looks much more cottagey now (but not in a twee way IYSWIM)

ApocalypseSlough Sun 17-Jul-16 10:56:54

An amazing transformation! For numptys in small screens to save you peering for ages the third one is before and the first two after- it's stunning now.

Thomasisintraining Sun 17-Jul-16 10:59:52

I thought you were saying the first photos were the fugly and I was baffled grin it looks absolutely fab and a huge transformation well done

noisyrice Sun 17-Jul-16 11:00:45

The entire house looks like it has been transformed! I am loving what you've done to it - especially the colour!

Well done!wine

BitOutOfPractice Sun 17-Jul-16 11:18:30

That looks like a totally different house. Well done. You've done a great job. I bet you've added far more value than you've spent as well!

IlPorcupinoNilSodomyEst Sun 17-Jul-16 15:24:11

That's got amazing kerb appeal now, you must be so pleased! Really beautiful.

Chillywhippet Sun 17-Jul-16 19:19:59

Wow that looks great!
We are hoping to makeover a 1950's house and it's great to see before and after. Thank you

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