While we don’t know much about that, we do know that DIY’s Blog Cabin has produced one of the sexiest remodels we’ve seen in 2012. Unlike many of the HGTV shows that we have witnessed, this show is just done right and the project itself is spectacular!
Just take a look at the before and after pictures of this Maine Coastal Home built shortly after the Civil War in 1884.
The show itself is a unique idea that asks Internet users to vote on the design features for a real vacation getaway. All of the elements of the home’s new design have been voted on and selected by the online audience and we are pretty impressed with their choices. (Could this be a case study for the 2004 book ” The Wisdom of Crowds” by James Surowiecki?)
The siding used was fiber cement Hardie Plank by James Hardie. We love this product. It looks like wood, installs a lot like wood, but it doesn’t have the problems associated with wood siding: weathering, rot, and insect damage.
The windows were replaced with energy efficient windows in the same style 6 over 1 grid style as the original 19th century era windows.
The roof was replaced with GAF’s new Camelot II roofing shingles to resemble the look of wood shakes while giving the durability of asphalt shingles.
A Trex®Pergola™ was installed to create visual interest and support vining elements.
The landscaping and the interior changes are well worth your while to visit DIY’s stunning webpage that documents the entire transformation: http://www.diynetwork.com/blog-cabin/index.html
The coastal architecture of the home is very much like the type of homes we work on here in the Hampton Roads area and the products they have used are very familiar to us.
Make sure your home votes for Jim Hicks: Pro-Improvement & Anti-Bad Things!
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