our new building facade

I need to share some amazing photos with you from our beautiful new facade!
(I’m so glad that almost all of you would have chosen the same color combination! we are making a good team!)

I LOOOOOOVE the blueish-green-gray and I’m so happy how it turned out! Also the white in combination with the wooden windows, the gray roof and the green tree! It looks soooo different: clean, fresh and new!
Martin loves the new exterior too and I’m so happy to see that he got a second wind from our tiny, proper looking house for the final renovation showdown to come! (right, Honey!?)

Love how the tree gets greener and greener over the last 3 weeks!

Right now, some professionals are working on the wine cellar entry, which was in pretty bad condition.
We left this task to the professionals because it’s a delicate affair dealing with a rotten lintel and a lot of bricks fell down while removing it… sometimes you need to know when it’s time to step aside and leave it to the specialists!

As they removed the old door we discovered a date stamped in the metal handle of the door, which said 1818!
Wow, can you believe it this cellar is almost 200 years old!



more sample painting

Ok, I guess my new hobby are sample paints…
I ordered 3 paint-plaster-samples for our facade a few weeks ago because we had a hard time deciding on the color of the house from a 2 by 4 cm “big” color snippet from the color scheme. We couldn’t go for the really dark colors we initially wanted, because there’s a much likely chance of cracks from jumpy differences between the warm/cold on the facade. (it’s just a problem with those insulated facades) But we also didn’t wanted to have a muddy plinth on our new white house… so we thought about adding some darker color to the base. Pretty fast we decided to go with a blue base.

The great thing about the samples was that they already had the real structure of the finished wall so you could easily imagine how it could look on your house.

We decided to go with sample version no. 2!
I like the classic greenblueish touch of it.
And let me just tell you: Yesterday I saw it on our facade for the first time and it looked amazing! I love it! In the sunshine it looks a bit more blue almost like version no.1 but in the shadow it develops a more sophisticated darker look.
Show you the pictures of the finished exterior next week. Have a great weekend!


facelift – the new exterior

Martin and I were completely bowled over by the difference one day can make! The company who fixes our new facade works super-fast and super-neat and after just one working day you can see a significant difference because the largest wall was almost covered with the insulation panels.
Although I must admit I’m going to miss the beautiful brick we worked on the last couple of weeks I’m totally looking forward to less energy costs in our insulated home.
On the left a close up of the “open” styrofoam panels. (this is going to be plastered again and painted)
I’ll write a detailed post about all the facts of our new facade next week.