Well, I’ve read nearly every renovation blog on WordPress – so a lot of you will see my bright blue gravatar liking your posts – and I really do like them. I’m still fumbling around the house – mostly in a wheelchair, but I have been able to stand up – wobbly, but at least standing. So no fiddling for me – yet.
But I did get to go by the old “Hobby House” and get the following photos to at least show I’m still renovating- even if I’m not the one doing the work.
Here is the start of the patio. It’s a traditional herringbone pattern lined with a soldier course lining. I put down a 4″ concrete base – why? Because I’m anal about stuff like this – if a weed makes it through this I’ll give up.
Here is the overview of the patio in relation to the added mudroom and sunroom. The black stuff on the mudroom is a rainscreen. This is where I fell off the ladder – right above that little octagonal window. The rainscreen is used behind the limestone thin veneer that covers this addition.
The new sidewalk to the front door will also have the herringbone pattern like the patio. We kept the same style of winding sidewalk like the original, only our concrete / mason Shawn Thomas added a little flair at the front. The black is also the rainscreen because the front entrance is clad in natural Indiana limestone as well.