|View from the Driveway (Southeast)|
This week, the front porch railing was installed. This railing was not actually required by code, because the front porch floor is not 30" above the grade, but a shorter than code-required guard rail was installed for looks and safety. While driving around looking at the older homes on this street, my in laws noticed that prior to current building codes, guard rails on porches were lower (or non-existent). They thought that the lower railing height, aligning with the window sills of the house, really looked so much better, and I'd have to agree!
|Mechanical/ Utilitarian stuff in the Northwest Corner|
You can also see the grass seed is coming up, the propane tanks have been moved into their final location against the north wall, the crawlspace access door has been painted to match the foundation wall parging, and the porch floors and exterior stairs have been painted.