Historic Shed
Historic Shed
  • Hometalker
  • Brooksville, FL

Before and After


I find it fun to see what professional designers and builders do with their own homes, so I thought I'd share our own most recent remodel, which has been going on for 6+ years now. We bought the house because it had simple lines and a great location. There are only a few surfaces (inside closets) that haven't been redone inside and out.
The rear of the house - we saw potential. And a canal that lead directly to the Gulf.
The rear of the house - we saw potential. And a canal that lead directly to the Gulf.
The rear of the house with a new roof over the porch (tremendous help with our AC bill!) and new railing. the landscaping has already grown up quite a bit and I have a cottage garden along the area under the deck.
The rear of the house with a new roof over the porch (tremendous help with our AC bill!) and new railing. the landscaping has already grown up quite a bit and I have a cottage garden along the area under the deck.
The yard was mostly full of  weeds and prickers. It's a pie-shaped lot; this photo was taken from the point.
The yard was mostly full of weeds and prickers. It's a pie-shaped lot; this photo was taken from the point.
The yard with the pool and landscaping. There is now a pool pavilion in the grassy area.
The yard with the pool and landscaping. There is now a pool pavilion in the grassy area.
Pool pavilion in place.
Pool pavilion in place.
A close-up of the porch remodel, plus new windows, a smooth coat of stucco throughout and some other improvements.
A close-up of the porch remodel, plus new windows, a smooth coat of stucco throughout and some other improvements.
The front before we did any work.
The front before we did any work.
Exterior stairs on the front of the house - very annoying when it rained since the drip line rain down the entire set of stairs.
Exterior stairs on the front of the house - very annoying when it rained since the drip line rain down the entire set of stairs.
A new enclosed stair, new windows and trim and a much more pleasant experience bringing in the groceries.
A new enclosed stair, new windows and trim and a much more pleasant experience bringing in the groceries.
Living Room - only the floors have been redone so far in this photo. The walls and ceiling all came with a horrific texture, so we had to skim coat all everything.
Living Room - only the floors have been redone so far in this photo. The walls and ceiling all came with a horrific texture, so we had to skim coat all everything.
New tongue and groove ceiling, windows and French doors, wainscoting.
New tongue and groove ceiling, windows and French doors, wainscoting.
Complete with our clutter.
Complete with our clutter.

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