• Home Improvements

    House Floor Plan

    I’ve written a lot about the updates we’ve made to our home, but I never posted a floor plan. I recently came across a floor plan Michael had drawn in SketchUp, and thought I would post it. He did this floor plan when we first bought the house and were trying to decide how to use different areas. I labeled the rooms based on how we are currently using each room. It’s not exactly to scale, but it’s close enough.

    The house was originally built in 1973, and has been added on to over the years. It is currently just over 3900 square feet. The room we are using as the Master Bedroom was a den. This room was not original to the house… I’m not sure when it was added on but I’m guessing some time during the 1980s. The original master bedroom is the room we are using as the Game Room. Additionally, the garage was enclosed (not sure when) and two bedrooms were built. These are the rooms we are using as the Home Office and Home Gym. So, the back door was originally at the end of the Hallway by the Mudroom. Now, we have to go through the Back Entry to get to the Mudroom, but it works for us. Last year, we added the walk-in Pantry using a closet off the Game Room.

    Click on the image to open a large view.

    Floor Plan | rainerlife.com

  • Home Improvements

    Updated Sprinkler System

    We recently updated our sprinkler system with a new controller and expanded the system to cover the entire yard. We had an older automatic sprinkler system that controlled sprinklers for the front yard and the flowers beds around the house. We wanted to expand the sprinklers to encompass our entire yard, which is 2.5 acres. We also wanted to replace the old controller with a newer one and have a rain sensor installed. The old unit was from the early eighties – someone had written 1984 on the inside, so I’m guessing that’s when it was installed.

    First, we had the sprinklers that were already in place repaired. We had a few minor issues that needed to be fixed, plus we wanted everything checked out to be sure there were no other problems. Fortunately, the repairs weren’t a big issue and didn’t take too long.

    Next, the older controller was removed and a new Hunter unit was installed. The old unit was inside the house, but we were able to have the new one installed outside. We wanted to get a new unit that was more user friendly and had more options, plus we needed one that would control more zones since we expanded to cover the entire yard. We also had a rain sensor installed, which is nice because our old one didn’t have a sensor… our sprinklers were always going off when it rained because I never seemed to remember to manually turn it off.

    Our old sprinkler controller | rainerlife.com
    Our old sprinkler controller.

    Controller for updated sprinkler sysytem| rainerlife.com
    New Hunter controller for our sprinklers.

    Controller for updated sprinkler sysytem| rainerlife.com
    New Hunter controller for our sprinklers.

    Lastly, sprinklers were placed throughout the yard to get full sprinkler coverage. Lots of trenches were dug to get everything in place, but it doesn’t look as bad as I was expecting. It’s winter, so we don’t really need to run the sprinklers very often now, but it seemed like a good idea to get the work done in the off season when they wouldn’t be as busy working on other repairs.

    New sprinklers | rainerlife.com
    New sprinklers in backyard.

    New sprinklers around the shed| rainerlife.com
    New sprinklers around shed.

    It’s great that our yard now has full coverage for the sprinkler system. There are lots of zones, so if we decide not to water the whole yard, it’s easy to turn off the appropriate areas. The new controller is also nice – lots more options and very user friendly. With this system, we have the option to add even more sprinkler zones if we want to – that’s nice in case we add more flower beds or gardens. Hopefully, our yard will look lush and beautiful in the future!

  • Home Improvements

    Finished Painting the Dining Room

    Painted walls in dining room | rainerlife.com

    I finally got around to removing the red wallpaper in our dining room. I’m not a fan of wallpaper, and this wallpaper needed to come down anyway – it was looking worn. I put off removing the wallpaper and painting because it didn’t really look THAT bad, and I wasn’t sure how involved the project would be. Turns out, the wallpaper wasn’t too hard to remove. I didn’t do much damage while removing the wallpaper, but I did have some areas to repair. After the wallpaper was down, I primed the walls and skim coated. Then I primed and painted the walls using Behr Premium Plus Ultra matte/flat Dark Granite (Behr – 780F-6). This is the same color I painted the kitchen, and I thought it would be a nice way to tie the rooms together. It’s great to have this project done, and I think it looks better painted.

    Painted Dining Room (Before & After) | rainerlife.com

    Painted Dining Room (Before & After) | rainerlife.com

    Painted Dining Room (Before & After) | rainerlife.com

  • Home Improvements

    Our New Walk-In Pantry

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    Walk-in pantry with open shelves | rainerlife.com

    One of our biggest projects was to build a walk-in pantry in our kitchen. This was a biggie to cross off our to-do list! We originally had a reach-in pantry, but we were able to create a large walk-in pantry using closet space that was behind the kitchen. The room behind the kitchen was originally used as a master bedroom, but we’re working on changing the layout of the house and plan on using that room as a game room. The master bedroom had two closets, so there is still a decent size closet in there if we decide to use the room as a bedroom again.

    Old reach-in pantry | rainerlife.com
    old reach-in pantry

    Old master bedroom closet| rainerlife.com
    old bedroom closet

    Old master bedroom closet| rainerlife.com
    old bedroom closet

    Old master bedroom closet| rainerlife.com
    old bedroom closet

    The closet had a water heater in it, and we decided to update to a new tankless water heater. We had the tankless unit installed in the attic, so we now have even more space to use in the pantry. After we had the plumbers install our new unit and remove the old tank, we got in there and pulled up the carpet and tore out all of the shelving.

    Old water heater| rainerlife.com
    old water heater

    We hired a carpenter to knock out a door space between the kitchen and closet, tear down a small wall between the refrigerator and reach-in pantry, and enlarge the opening between the dining room and kitchen. We used the same door that had been in place for the reach-in pantry, and installed new satin nickel hinges and door knob. The carpenter closed off the space where the door for the closet was from the bedroom. We also had him repair the walls and install new baseboards in the pantry. With the walls and ceiling repaired and updated (we had the popcorn ceiling removed before we moved in), I painted the pantry with Behr Premium Plus Ultra flat/matte Ultra Pure White.

    Wall that was torn out to make walk-in pantry| rainerlife.com
    wall that was torn out to make walk-in pantry

    Wider opening and entry to walk-in pantry| rainerlife.com
    entry into walk-in pantry

    We had an electrician install a new outlet and a doorjamb light switch in the new pantry. The electrician also removed the light switch from the bedroom that had controlled the closet lights. The light fixtures that were in the closet were good, so we left them in place and put in new, brighter bulbs.

    The same flooring that is in the kitchen and breakfast room was put in the new pantry. We used 12″ x 24″ tiles of Mirasol ML70 – Bianco Carrara, a porcelain tile that looks like marble.

    We installed the shelves ourselves. We used 2-inch x 10-inch x 12-foot pine boards. To make the shelves wider, we used two 10-inch boards side-by-side. We stained the boards with a dark walnut stain. I love the open shelves!

    Walk-in pantry| rainerlife.com
    walk-in pantry

    Walk-in pantry | rainerlife.com
    walk-in pantry

    We keep a small chest freezer in the pantry that we use for homebrewing. Next to the freezer, we put a free-standing shelving unit to keep our homebrewing supplies organized.

    Walk-in pantry storage area for homebrewing supplies| rainerlife.com
    homebrewing supplies

    I love having a walk-in pantry! This is a huge pantry where we can keep food, appliances, rarely used kitchen items, and homebrewing supplies.

  • Organization

    Kitchen Cabinet Organization

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    Kitchen Cabinet Organization | rainerlife.com

    When we updated our kitchen, we also organized all our cabinets. Everything had to come out of the cabinets to paint them, so we took the time to declutter before putting the kitchen back together. It was worth a little extra time and money to get the kitchen cabinets and kitchen drawers organized.

    Step-by-Step Kitchen Cabinet Organization:
    1. Remove everything from all the kitchen cabinets.
    I’ve found that the best way to declutter is to completely empty the space. With everything out of the cabinets, you can see what all you have.

    2. Get rid of everything you no longer use.
    Separate everything into keep, donate, and trash groups. Have a trash bag handy, and toss all the stuff that needs to be trashed. Put the donate items in boxes or bags. Once all the items have been gone through, put the boxes/bags of items to donate in the car to drop off next time you’re out running errands.

    3. Sort through the “keep” items and divide them into groups.
    It’s easiest to keep things organized when like items are grouped together – glassware, dishes, appliances, etc.

    4. Pair groups with cabinets and decide how to organize each cabinet.
    Move things around until you find a layout that will be easy to use. This means finding the right cabinet space for a specific group of items, and arranging those items within the cabinet space. For example, decide which cabinet would be best to keep the glassware, and then how best to arrange the glassware in that cabinet.

    5. Purchase cabinet organizers for your items.
    I bought a few cabinet organizers to help make a better use of space and keep things tidy.

    6. Put cabinet organizers and items in cabinets.
    Install the organizers in the appropriate cabinets and organize your items.

    7. Always put items back in their designated places.
    This is key to keeping the kitchen cabinets organized!

    Kitchen Cabinet Organization | rainerlife.com

    Kitchen Cabinet Organization | rainerlife.com

    In our new kitchen we have less cabinet space than we did at our old house, but we built a walk-in pantry in our new home, so we store some things in there. I considered our kitchen design and decided on cabinet usage based on the layout and if Gavin could get into it. Gavin can only get into the bottom cabinets, so they have to hold items he can mess with or have a child safety lock on them. Our basic design is lower cabinets hold cookware and plasticware, while our upper cabinets hold dishes and glassware.

    In some of the bottom cabinets, I installed cabinet organizers. The cookware organizer is great. It helps our pots, pans, and lids fit easily in a small cabinet space. In the same cabinet, I installed dividers to help keep cutting boards organized. In another bottom cabinet, I installed two cabinet baskets to make getting to items easier.

    Kitchen Cabinet Organization | rainerlife.com
    plasticware
    aka Gavin’s cabinet

    Kitchen Cabinet Organization | rainerlife.com
    cookware

    Kitchen Cabinet Organization | rainerlife.com
    cookware

    Kitchen Cabinet Organization | rainerlife.com
    cookware

    Kitchen Cabinet Organization | rainerlife.com
    cookware

    The upper cabinets mainly hold dishes and glassware, and they are placed in the cabinets without using any cabinet organizers. We keep our frequently used dishes and glassware closest to the refrigerator, and our rarely used dishes and glassware further away from the large appliances and food prep areas.

    Kitchen Cabinet Organization | rainerlife.com
    dishes & glassware

    I did hang our measuring cups and spoons on the inside of the upper cabinet to the left of our stove. This was the most handy space, plus I keep spices and mixing bowls in this cabinet. For our measuring spoon storage, I used a small board that was cut to the width of our cabinet door. I measured the inside of the cabinet, marked the board with a pencil, and cut it so I had two pieces to hang inside the cabinet. I painted the boards with the same white paint I used on the cabinets (Behr Interior Satin Ultra Pure White). To mark the measuring sizes, I created a stencil on our Silhouette Cameo and used a black Sharpie to write on the painted boards. I spaced the hooks to allow enough room for the cups and spoons to hang without overlapping.

    Kitchen Cabinet Organization | rainerlife.com
    measuring cups & spoons

    For our spice organization, I used glass spice jars and made labels on our printer. To keep the jars organized, I keep them on a tiered shelf.

    Kitchen Cabinet Organization | rainerlife.com
    spices

    It’s so wonderful to have all the kitchen cabinets and drawers organized… and it looks good!

  • Organization

    Kitchen Drawer Organization

    Kitchen Drawer Organization | rainerlife.com

    When we updated our kitchen, it was the perfect time to tackle organizing our kitchen space too. Everything had to come out of the kitchen to paint the cabinets, so we went through everything and got rid of a bunch of kitchen items that we weren’t using. Instead of dumping everything back into the cabinets and drawers, we invested some time and money on a few things to help keep the kitchen space clean and organized. To keep the drawer space looking good, I made custom drawer organizers.

    Step-by-Step Kitchen Drawer Organization:
    1. Remove everything from all the kitchen drawers.
    I’ve found that the best way to declutter is to completely empty the space. With everything out of the drawers, you can see what all you have.

    2. Get rid of everything you no longer use.
    Separate everything into keep, donate, and trash groups. Have a trash bag handy, and toss all the stuff that needs to be trashed. Put the donate items in boxes or bags. Once all the items have been gone through, put the boxes/bags of items to donate in the car to drop off next time you’re out running errands.

    3. Sort through the “keep” items and divide them into groups.
    It’s easiest to keep things organized when like items are grouped together – silverware, cooking gadgets, serving pieces, etc.

    4. Pair groups with drawers and decide on an organization layout.
    Match each group with a drawer and experiment with different layouts. Move things around until you find a layout that will be easy to use. This means finding the right drawer space for a specific group of items, and arranging those items within the drawer space. For example, decide which drawer would be best to keep the silverware, and then how do you want to arrange the silverware in that drawer.

    5. Make custom drawer dividers for your items.
    I chose to make drawer dividers, but lots of different dividers are available for sell.

    6. Put drawer dividers and items in drawers.
    Place the dividers in the appropriate drawers and organize your items.

    7. Always put items back in their designated place.
    This is key to keeping the kitchen drawers organized.

    In our kitchen we have 14 drawers. I considered the kitchen design and decided on drawer usage based on the layout and if Gavin could reach the drawer. Gavin can reach the bottom drawers, but not the top drawers… yet.

    Kitchen Drawer Organization | rainerlife.com

    Kitchen Drawer Organization | rainerlife.com

    I made custom drawer dividers for five drawers – silverware, cooking utensils, food prep gadgets, serving pieces, and junk drawer. The drawers for Gavin’s stuff (sippy cups and bibs) stay a mess because I let him play with them. The drawers for towels, oven mitts, and cleaning stuff don’t really needed to be divided, so I keep those drawers tidy without dividers.

    Hot to Make Kitchen Drawer Dividers:

    Supplies:

    Wood
    Ruler
    Pencil
    Saw
    Wood glue

     

    How-to:
    If you are making your own dividers, you can create all sorts of different layouts. Each drawer can be different, and probably will be. Once you decide how you want to organize the drawers, sketch the layouts for each drawer. This is for two reasons – to remember the layout designs and to make notes on measurements. Use a ruler to measure the drawers and make a note of the lengths of wood you will need. After measuring all the drawers, figure how much wood to get, and purchase what you will need for this project. I bought 3-inch X 2-feet pine boards. A variety of boards are available for purchase – different woods, heights, and lengths. Get whatever works with the look and design you have in mind.

    Before cutting the boards, I measured the drawers again. After double checking the measurements, I marked the boards where they needed to be sawed. Since the boards were small, I used a hand miter saw and miter box to cut the boards. After the boards were cut, I glued them together. I spread paper in the bottom of the drawers, and glued the boards together inside the drawer. I did not glue the dividers into the drawers because I want to keep it easy to change things out in the future. After the glue dried, I took the paper out of the drawers and inserted the dividers back into the drawers.

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    How to Make Kitchen Drawer Dividers | rainerlife.com
    cooking utensils

    After the dividers were in place, I put away all of our kitchen drawer items. It’s great having everything organized, and it looks good!

    Kitchen Drawer Organization | rainerlife.com
    food prep gadgets

    Kitchen Drawer Organization | rainerlife.com
    serving pieces

    Kitchen Drawer Organization | rainerlife.com
    junk drawer

  • Home Improvements

    Back Entry & Hallway {Before & After}

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    Updated Back Entry | rainerlife.com

    Updated Hallway | rainerlife.com

    Our back entry is where we enter the house when parked on the backside of the house. The mudroom is just off the entry and several other rooms are off the hallway.

    The walls were originally painted yellow with off-white trim, wainscoting, doors, and crown molding. I painted the walls dark gray using Behr Premium Plus Ultra matte/flat Dark Granite (Behr – 780F-6) and the ceiling a very light gray using Behr Premium Plus Ultra matte/flat Full Moon (Behr – 780E-2). The trim, wainscoting, doors, and crown molding were painted with Behr Premium Plus Ultra satin Ultra Pure White. The interiors of the closets were painted with Behr Premium Plus Ultra matte Ultra Pure White.

    We had wood floors in this hallway that were a different wood than the floors at the other end of the house. We didn’t have replacing these floors on our to-do list, since they were in good condition, but things change. When we got back from our Colorado trip, our back entry and part of the hallway were water damaged. While we were gone, our furnace drain had clogged and water had flooded this end of the house. So, we ended up having to replace the wood floors. We were able to match the flooring to the wood floors at the other end of the house, so now we have the same wood floors throughout the house. It’s nice to have all matching floors, plus it looks great!

    Wood Floors {Before & After} | rainerlife.com

    The transitions into two of the rooms matched our old oak floors wonderfully, but didn’t match our new floors. I took a sample of our new floor to the store and matched the stain best I could. I stained the transitions with Minwax Polyshades Mission Oak. It blends well with our new floors.

    Floor Transitions {Before & After} | rainerlife.com

    Other improvements were:
    – Hired someone to remove the popcorn ceiling. We had all of the popcorn ceiling removed before we moved in.
    – Replaced the knobs on the linen closet doors.
    – Replaced the bronze door knobs on the closet doors with Baldwin satin nickel knobs.
    – Replaced the bronze door hinges on all closet doors with satin nickel hinges.
    – Put LED daylight bulbs in all the light fixtures.
    – Installed a new doorstop for the back door.
    – Replaced the return air grilles.
    – Cut a vent hole in the utility closet door, and installed grilles on the interior and exterior of the door.
    – Hung new curtains on the back door.

    We hired an electrician to update the electrical work in our house. For this room, that was:
    – Replaced the wall outlets with white decorator outlets.
    – Replaced the toggle light switches with white decorator rocker switches.
    – Replaced the phone jack with a white decorator jack.
    – Replaced the bronze light fixture in the back entry with a brushed nickel light fixture.
    – Replaced the light fixture in the shorter section of the hallway with a recessed light. The longer part of the hallway already had recessed lights.
    – Installed hardwired smoke/carbon monoxide alarms in the house – two alarms were placed in this hallways.

    This hallway has two closets. The one at the end the hall could make a good linen closet, but we have another closet that I use for linens. I haven’t decided what to store in this closet, so it is currently empty. The other closet is across from the mudroom. It did house our brewing supplies, but we’ve moved them to our new walk-in pantry. For now, we have extra wood flooring and baby stuff stored in this hall closet.

    Back Entry {Before & After} | rainerlife.com
    Back Entry

    Back Entry {Before & After} | rainerlife.com
    Back Entry

    Back Entry {Before & After} | rainerlife.com
    Back Entry

    Back Entry {Before & After} | rainerlife.com
    Back Entry

    Hallway {Before & After} | rainerlife.com
    Hallway

    Updated Mudroom | rainerlife.com
    Mudroom

    Hall Closet {Before & After} | rainerlife.com
    Hall Closet

    Hallway {Before & After} | rainerlife.com
    Hall Closet

    Hall Closet {Before & After} | rainerlife.com
    Hall Closet

    Hallway {Before & After} | rainerlife.com
    Hallway

    Updated Hallway | rainerlife.com
    Hallway

  • Home Improvements

    Laundry Room Update

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    Laundry Room | rainerlife.com

    We painted and made a few other updates to the laundry room a while back. In the post, Laundry Room {Before & After}, I had mentioned that we had a couple of things on our wishlist for that room. Well, we did those things – new flooring and a new countertop!

    For the flooring, we used Mirasol ML70 – Bianco Carrara, a porcelain tile that looks like marble. We opted for the 12 x 24 tiles, and we had it installed in a brick pattern. This is the same floor that was installed in our kitchen, breakfast room, and kitchen hallway. It looks great!

    The countertop matches the countertops we had installed in our kitchen. Since the flooring and paint colors are the same for the two rooms, and they are located near each other, we had the same quartz countertop installed to create a cohesive look. We had the Martha Stewart Living by Viatera in Midnight installed.

    In addition to the big improvement of new floors and countertops, I added a couple of things to make the laundry room workspace easier to use.
    – We had an old closet rod that we weren’t using, so Michael sawed it down to fit under the cabinets by the washer and dryer. Now I can hang up clothes in the laundry room right after removing them from the dryer. I’ve also used the hangers to hang items that need to air dry.
    – The laundry sorter we had was falling apart, so I purchased a few hooks and laundry bags. I put the hooks on the wall where the laundry sorter had been, and hung up laundry bags along there. So far, I like this system better.
    – I hung a wall mounted mop and broom holder to keep those items organized.
    – I hung a grocery bag dispenser to keep the bags under control.

    Laundry Room | rainerlife.com

    Laundry Room | rainerlife.com

    It’s great to get more items checked off our to do list, and we’re really happy with the flooring and countertops. Plus, the additional small improvements have created a more clean and useful laundry room.

  • Home Improvements

    Kitchen {Before & After}

    Kitchen Makeover | rainerlife.com

    The kitchen is located between the dining room and breakfast room, and it has a wonderful view of our backyard!

    The kitchen was originally painted off-white with beige trim, crown molding, cabinets, doors, and wainscoting. I painted the walls gray using Behr Premium Plus Ultra matte/flat Dark Granite (Behr – 780F-6). The trim, crown molding, cabinets, door, and wainscoting were painted with Behr Premium Plus Ultra satin Ultra Pure White.

    Kitchen {Before & After} | rainerlife.com

    This room had the same reddish tile that was in the breakfast room. We had a porcelain tile that looks like marble installed. The 12 x 24 tiles of Mirasol ML70 – Bianco Carrara were installed in a brick pattern. It made a huge difference in the look of this room – looks fantastic!

    Kitchen {Before & After} | rainerlife.com

    We had new countertops installed, too! After considering the different materials available, we chose quartz. We had the Martha Stewart Living by Viatera in Midnight installed. This particular color was only available through Home Depot, so we had to go through them. It took a lot longer than the estimated time, and they cancelled the first scheduled installation date, but we did eventually get it installed. It looks great, and was the best of the black quartz samples that we considered… and we looked everywhere in town that sold quartz. We also had a new sink installed when we did the countertops. We chose a black composite sink and had it undermounted.

    We decided to leave the backsplash. I like the look of subway tiles, and it does goes with our new countertop and flooring. If we decide we really don’t like it, we can always change it in the future.

    Kitchen Countertops | rainerlife.com

    Kitchen Countertops & Sink | rainerlife.com

    Other improvements were:
    – Hired someone to enlarge the opening from the kitchen to the dining room.
    – Repaired the wall in the cabinet under the sink. Previous owners had a water leak and the wall was torn up and never fixed.
    – Repaired the wall in a bottom cabinet space where an old water line had been, and another leak had occurred.
    – Converted a drawer space in the corner between the oven and stove to a cabinet space.
    – Replaced the bronze door hinges on the cabinet doors with satin nickel hinges.
    – Replaced the ceiling vent registers.
    – Placed LED light bulbs in the recessed lights and the light fixtures over the bar.
    – Replaced the ceiling fan pull chain.
    – Replaced the faucet.
    – Replaced the dishwasher.
    – Replaced the refrigerator.
    – Childproofed the room. I installed cabinet latches on some of the lower cabinets, but left a couple that can be opened by Gavin. I left the cabinets empty or put plasticware in the ones without latches. To childproof the drawers, I left the lower drawers empty and put plasticware or towels in drawers that Gavin can reach.
    – Hired someone to construct a walk-in pantry. I’ll do another post about our new walk-in pantry.

    We hired an electrician to update the electrical work in our house. For this room, that was:
    – Replaced the wall outlets with white decorator GCFI outlets.
    – Replaced the toggle light switches with white decorator rocker switches.
    – Installed under cabinet lighting.

    Kitchen {Before & After} | rainerlife.com

    Kitchen {Before & After} | rainerlife.com

    Kitchen {Before & After} | rainerlife.com

    Kitchen {Before & After} | rainerlife.com

    Kitchen {Before & After} | rainerlife.com

  • Home Improvements

    Our Yard Without Fences {Before & After}

    Our yard with fences removed | rainerlife.com

    Our yard had a hodgepodge of fences. Behind the house was a fenced in area that had a variety of fences – a small privacy fence, a chain link fence, a white post and rail fence with chicken wire over it, and a newer wood fence that matched the deck. We had the privacy fence, chain link fence, and post and rail fence removed. We kept the fence that matched the deck since it was in good condition. Also, we had more of the white post and rail fence along the street and part of the driveway. This area didn’t really fence anything, and it was old, so we had all of it removed.

    Our yard with fences removed {before & after} | rainerlife.com

    Our yard with fences removed {before & after} | rainerlife.com

    Our yard with fences removed {before & after} | rainerlife.com

    The fence we kept | rainerlife.com

    Our yard with fences removed {before & after} | rainerlife.com

    It looks so much better with all the old mismatched fences removed. We haven’t decided how we want to install new fencing, so we’re holding off on that project for a while. We’ll probably fence in an area off the back of the house, but it won’t be located in the same place as the fence we had removed. We have some other outdoor projects that are higher on our to do list, so we’re not in a big hurry to decide on new fencing.