We have decided that we will not be doing it ourselves, with a little research we have found that what we wanted (Stacker Stone) to do is NOT something good to do in Missouri. Several Brick people have told us we will be replacing the stone in about 5 years. Of course because of our wacky weather . In addition, we got on line found stones and brick we liked, got bids.............OMG the shock to my penny pinching brain! It would actually only cost us $1,000 more for a professional to do it AND use real brick and stone! Oh yea and it will be done in two - three days. I know for a fact that it would take longer for us to do it ourselves.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
New Homefront on the Horizon
Well MD went and did it! We will be getting new stone and brick on the front of the house.......IN OCTOBER!No this is not our hosue. But kind of what we want to do using brick and stone.
Now with that said, MD decided to get the ENTIRE front of the house done, instead of just the porch and garage. On the first floor the main part will be done in brick with stone around the windos, door and garage. Then on the second floor the mail part will be the stone with brick around the windows. I have no idea what the mailbox will look like.
We are going to do some of the prep work which of course gets our cost down, plus paying cash almost takes $2,000 off the price. That my penny pinching brain did like.
Joe (the brick guy as he is referred to by MD) also threw in doing the mailbox to match the house. Cool.