Katy Elliott

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Front Dormer Progress

Posted on | April 8, 2011 | 8 Comments

Our focus this spring/summer is the exterior. We’ve already repaired our chimney, got a new roof, replaced/added new rake boards and wood gutters. This week we finished adding cedar clapboards to the front dormer and cedar corner boards, super fancy. Before the dormer was cover in asphalt shingles. It looks great and makes a huge difference from the street. Little by little, right?

Dormer work by Regatta Construction, we plan on priming and painting the trim ourselves.

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8 Responses to “Front Dormer Progress”

  1. Jane Flanagan
    April 8th, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    Great progress! Have a great weekend, Katy!


  2. Susan
    April 8th, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

    Yes, one step at a time…you guys amaze me and remind me to be patient. ;)


  3. Alicia
    April 9th, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    It looks great, Katy. Such a difference. We have miles to go on our house, too. Even thinking about doing it all at once is crazy-making. And paying for it all at once? Forget it.


  4. ddl
    April 10th, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    Looks great. Can’t recall a post about exterior colors. What are you thinking. Always look forward to your posts.


  5. ddl
    April 10th, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    Forgot to mention. When we did our dormers,too late for you I’m afraid; I back primed and painted all trim and clapboard before it went up. Just needed a quick touch up coat to hide nails and cuts. Something to keep in mind if you have to replace a bunch of siding this next phase. So much easier to paint standing on the ground. G and/or K be careful up there.


  6. Katy Elliott
    April 11th, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    It’s so much easier to prime and paint if you can. The clapboards were pre-primed and the cornerboards were back primed. We don’t have any indoor space to paint and it was too cold to paint outside. And I haven’t decided on a house color. Oh well.

    We have a huge project this summer to re-clapboard the whole back of the house and replace every corner board but we won’t start till it’s much warmer.


  7. Ashley
    April 11th, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

    I might have missed this somewhere along the way, but have you and Greg decided on a color scheme for the clapboards and trim?

    The progress looks wonderful, Katy!


  8. Katy Elliott
    April 11th, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    Nope, we haven’t decided on a house color. I have an idea but I haven’t picked it yet.

    Probably close to one of these: http://www.katyelliott.com/blog/2010/07/house-colors-gray-white-green-or-black.html


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