Wednesday, August 3, 2016

New Walkways

Well, here it is! The big project we have been working on, New sidewalk, walkway and steps!
When I bought my little house, I knew the sidewalks were one of the things that needed to be done. But it was also one of the things that kept getting moved to the bottom of the list.

Old cracked walkway.
 I am so excited to finally have this done! Every winter we would shovel pieces of the old walk up. And it wasn't helping the curb appeal any. (Now I can't wait to shovel snow!)

Aren't those pretty steps! A lot fancier then what was there before. A friend was helping my brother build basement steps and they kindly offered to also make my steps. (It just happened the ratio of rise and run worked for both sets of stairs!)

 I love the rounded edges that won't get chipped or snagged.
As you can see, there has already been quite a bit of traffic up and down the steps already.

There is still a bit of landscaping to do. And since it has been so dry, the grass is a little worse for wear. But a bit of dirt and grass seed should fix it right up. Happily, it is not a huge yard.

One of the reasons this project kept getting moved down the list, is concrete is not the most fun diy project, especially removing the concrete. After a neighbor had their sidewalks replaced, I called and had the same company come and do mine. That made it easy! 

There was a walkway that curved around the house to the back yard. It was also starting to crack up and wasn't really serving a purpose, so I had it removed. Now I will have a bit more space for my cutting garden!

And as I didn't want to leave you with a messy in-progress picture, here is one last look at the steps! (Sorry these photos have been lacking in color, apparently the geraniums are taking a breather.)


  1. Heide, everything looks wonderful. It was a job that has added so much beauty to your little house ... It is fun to do diy jobs a bit at a time. Blessings to you :-)

    1. Thank you Mari! It is fun doing diy projects, but I am so glad I decided not to do the concrete myself!

  2. Oh your sidewalks are so beautiful and your steps! I can't wait to come admire them.

    1. Can't wait for you to see it too! Hopefully the landscaping will be done and the grass will be coming up!