We based our decisions for these projects on the fact that the holidays are just around the corner! We didn't want projects dragging into late November or early December, so we worked with our contractor to decide what he could get done in a 4-5 week time frame. Here are some inspiration photos of details that will be added during Phase 2!
::FRONT PORCH:: replacing small round columns with larger square columns
built ins with either wood planks or some sort of wall covering behind the shelves
New mantle with brick detail fireplace surroundSome sort of panels or doors to hide the TV mounted above the mantle
You will have a sneak peek at my ideas before they ever make it to the blog.