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Last fall I shared that we are getting a new driveway. You can read all about our plans here if you missed that post. Our contractor came yesterday and flagged the areas to be excavated. Digging will begin on Wednesday! I am not going to enjoy the noise, mess, or inconvenience of the construction, but the end product should be well worth the expense.
Mark worked for a good while flagging the outlines of the new driveway.
You can see where the new entrance will be and where we’ll park once the project is completed. Right now we park with the nose of the cars facing the house. Only two cars will fit this way. The new parking area is wide enough for three cars and the cars will park parallel to the house.
This area will be revamped. The sidewalk will be moved and the steps will be changed.
The backyard will get a makeover, too. The rectangular painted area will be a planter. This area will be dug out and the planter will be a seating wall. The oval shaped painted area will be a greenstone patio. The concrete base at the bottom of the deck steps will be changed to a rounded paver one with steps going down to the patio. The driveway portion that you see in this photo will become grass. The guys will do this part of the project after the driveway in the front is complete.
I am hoping that this project will go very quickly and that I’ll have frequent updates to share.