Even the most perfect little house can sometimes use a facelift. The front exterior of our favourite Ontario Cottage was not befitting it's recent sparkling new back addition. So we gave it a little nip/tuck with new siding and front door treatment.
First, we replaced the tired siding and painted the trim and brackets a bright white. The junction box was moved to a less conspicuous spot to allow the entrance to shine. A portico treatment inspired by the original transom was added for shelter.
We were pleased to find the original decorative wood trim underneath the sidelight facings still in great condition, and removed the screen door to expose the original door as well. Finally, our client painted the door a vibrant chartreuse... pretty as a painting!
Catherine Cassidy is a Designer (and Rory's biggest fan) with Build, a construction firm in Stratford, Ontario, specializing in restorations and renovations of old houses.
I am a licensed carpenter,