With spring in the air (I think) as of March 20th it’s time to start thinking about getting the interior and exterior of your home ready for spring (warmer…I hope) weather. Once again from our wonderful friends and contributors at Houzz I will provide you with articles to get your home ready for another spring season.
This Victorian home was newly purchased by the homeowners in 2014 but not painted in 25+ years and needed a lot of siding, trim and window restoration to ready for painting. The homeowner contacted me in July for a proposal, accepted the proposal immediately and scheduled the work to being the last week of September. The project was scheduled for six weeks to be completed on November 7th. The first four weeks were all restoration and preparation including: paint removal from siding, trim and windows. Along with the removal of damaged siding / trim and installation of new. The areas that did not need restoration were scraped, power sanded, cleaned, spot primed and caulked to ready for painting. After the restoration and preparation was complete it took two weeks to paint the entire house and was completed a day early on November 6th.
With the holidays right around the corner I’ve decided to take a bit of time off and make the next four post about two exterior restoration projects and two interior painting projects we completed within the last couple of months. I know winter (I think) is right around the corner and discussing exterior projects is not on the top of your mind. But I figured why not show you what can be done to restore the exterior of a home and get you thinking about the warmer weather and spring 🙂 Below are the pictures and description of a 1920s duplex in Evanston.