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Summer front porch inspiration - porch swing, greenery and white blooms

Before & After – Our Small Home Renovation


May 11, 2020


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  1. Atrenovations says:

    Cheers for the awesome post, really loved it once again, Ill give this a


    What is the outside color please?

  3. Diana says:

    Wow! That’s quite the transformation! The front porches made a huge difference. I also love the idea of adding a permanent screen room as an economical way to add more functional living space. Well done!

  4. Tracey says:

    I’m so happy I’ve found you!!
    We also have a small bungalow that we moved into 7 years ago. We are in Ontario, on 2 acres, with a large stream at the back and wooded areas. Perfect for the zillions of mosquitoes we have here! I’ve always wanted a screened room. I feel it would totally make the difference between staying and leaving. Do you use it in winter? Is that a gas stove you put in?
    I love that you have a smaller home, it gives me encouragement and hope, that I can create beauty in my home too!! Thank you!!

    • Amanda says:

      Aw, glad you’re here! We use it 3 out of 4 seasons. I would say November-February it’s just too cold. Yes, it’s a gas fireplace, which is the only reason we can use it as long as we do! It heats it quite well. And it’s been a game-changer in mosquito season when it’s just miserable to be outside! Definitely recommend if you can make it happen!

  5. Anna says:

    Love this! If you don’t mind be asking, how much did it cost for the front porch, and to add the addition in the back 🙂

  6. Amy says:

    Beautiful front porch — what color paint did you use. Love the grey / blue element of it.


  7. Vincent Brown says:

    Absolutely love the before-and-after magic in your small home renovation! The transformation is incredible, and it’s amazing how every detail seems to have its own story. Your creative choices have truly turned this space into a cozy haven. Feeling inspired to tackle my own projects after seeing this stunning makeover! ✨🏡 #HomeRenovation

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