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Cottage Home on Murphy Lake, Remodel

Karen W
Millington, Michigan
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We have been doing a whole house remodel, including the yard. Just finished getting the new Trex deck. Still have a lot to do, but it's coming along. We plan to add a paver walkway and pavers from the porch to the deck and the patio by the lake. We also want to cover the patio by the lake with pavers to match future walk and add flower beds in front of the deck, We have a great view and it is so peacefull. Soon the work will be done and we can really enjoy it. The 2nd, 3rd and last pictures are what the house looked like in 2000 when we bought it. As you can see it needed a LOT of work. Summer 2008

Yard Categories: Back Yard Deck

Comments / Q&A

On December 14,2008 Deronda said:

"Thank your visiting my sight. I love your home and the view. Living on the lake must be a lot of fun for you and family. I no what you mean by remodel. Our home was a fixer upper old house. We started out good but things happen and don't go as you plan so the house doesn't get done as much and we don't have the funds to have it done. So I started spending a lot of time outside with my hobby that's become my passion. Gardening keeps me from getting so depressed from not being able to get the insi"

On December 14,2008 Deronda said:

"I wanted to give you a tip for your gardens. Better Homes and gardens sight has garden plans that you can use, gives size,color,style and so on. You can get your garden beds ready by using a water to lay out pattern,then lay down 6 in. thick newspaper over grass, then cover with mulch. I make my own mulch with leaves I mow over then pick up with a grass catcher on mower then I dump in flowerbed. I also buy my plants 1/2 off at Lowes and others garden centers. I buy at the close of a season and b"

On October 27,2008 Lark said:

"Karen I know that when you remodel it can be expensive so my ideas are more on the conservative side. I suggest you spend Winter planning your landscape. Trees, shrubs and hardscape should be the first to go in. Remember to read labels on how high and WIDE things get. Number one mistake is people plant WAY TO CLOSE to the foundations. Allow yourself room to walk around a bush. You need room to paint, cleanup and groom the plant. Remember they need WATER consistently the first year. Third pick a "

On August 21,2008 said:

"It looks beautiful!"

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