A New Craftsman Home and The Veranda

I was fortunate to have had the pleasure of touring the  HGTV Smart Home in Raleigh, NC

and wrote several posts about the home and one of the posts states how serendipitous it was.

I met the builder of the HGTV Smart Home and discovered that they also built in the same subdivision

that my son was researching to buy a home.

To make a long story short, I told my son how impressed I was with the quality of the

Homes by Dickerson and told him that he may want to consider looking into their homes.

He did, was impressed, and bought one of their homes.

Veranda - Housepitality Designs

He closed on his new home this week and texted me this picture

with the message: “It’s finally mine”

It is a very cute Craftsman style home.

Two of some of his  favorite things in one photo.

T's new home - Housepitality Designs

The movers are coming to my home to pick up some furniture that is going into his new home,

some of which includes my sweetie’s (a.k.a. granddaughter) bedroom set.

I will be getting her other set to replace the one she had in our home,

so another room makeover is in the future!

Veranda - Housepitality Designs

I then realized that the movers will be using the back porch a.k.a. veranda to remove the furniture

from our home into the truck, destination . . my son’s new home.

The veranda has been neglected and in need of a good “hose down”.

Veranda - Housepitality Designs

While I was washing down the brick floor of the veranda,

I was taking note of what I wanted to accomplish for a summer porch makeover.

Veranda - Housepitality Designs

As I took a good look around, there is much to do.

More summer plants to place in flower pots and in the garden beds.

Rockers and tables needing a new coat of paint too.

Veranda/Pergola - Housepitality Designs

And possibly a new fixture over the table under the pergola.

This fixture that hangs now over the table was purchased for less than $30.00

We cut the wire and just hung the fixture over the table using a hook,

as it is only for “looks” and not a functioning light.

Veranda/Pergola - Housepitality Designs

And speaking of garden beds . . .

I was happy to see the other day that my calla lilies were blooming.

Then we had a very bad rainstorm and they were beaten to the ground.

Hopefully they will pick themselves up, dust themselves off and start all over again.

Garden Beds - Housepitality Designs

There is lots of work to do on the veranda and garden beds

but we look forward to adding  more color with some perennials this year.

I will be busy helping our son move . . . so I will be back next week,

hopefully with some photos to share of the progress of setting up his new home.

I do have to keep some restraint, as my son is a minimalist and you know that I am not!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Note: This is not a sponsored post.

All glowing and positive opinions of my son’s builder are completely and entirely my own (and his!)

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  1. Congratulations to your son! I love the looks of his new home and I look forward to seeing the inside! I imagine it wil be fun helping him set up. Your porch area is beautiful- love al the ferns. Too bad about the calla lilies- that must have been a powerful storm!
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  2. Oh what a cute house! I hope he will let you post pictures of it. Lol, I always want to jump in and “help” my kids with their places so I have to practice a lot of restraint. 🙂
    I love your veranda. I could spend all day there!
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  3. What a lovely home! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great end of the week xoxox
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  4. Well, I know you are proud for your son! That is a very cute Craftsman, I must say. You’ll do a good job helping Son to make things look very nice, you have excellent taste. Congrats!

  5. It looks like a wonderful house!
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  6. How awesome for your son! I know you will be in your element helping him along the way! Your veranda looks so pretty; and those hydrangeas caught my eye right away! We have so much cleaning and gardening to do. We just had our roof replaced from the last hail storm and everything is beaten pretty bad! Hopefully, things will perk up with a little TLC!

  7. Donnamae says

    What a lovely home! I’m anxious to see the inside. This should be fun…seeing your furniture in a new setting….a minimalistic setting! Have fun! 😉

  8. Congratulations to your son, his new home is beautiful!!!! Your veranda is so pretty! I found a sliver of shade in my yard and bought a hydrangea plant to add to the flower bed. Fingers crossed it survives my brown thumb?!?! Have fun helping your son set up his new home.

  9. Oh, your son’s new home is beautiful! I am very happy for them! I know what you mean about the darn rain beating flowers down, we get that too:( I’ll look into see if we can plant callas up here, I would love to have some! Having said that though, most of our beds are pretty full:) Have fun helping with the move, and watch your back, please!!!!!! WE THINNK we can do more than we can. Looking forward to the pics of setting up the house! XO
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  10. lHoe exciting for his new home! Can not wait to see what you do with your veranda Shirley!
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  11. jeannette says

    Congratulations to your son! What a nice house. I’m sure you want to help, please don’t overdue it.
    Take care

  12. Your veranda is enchanting Shirley, it doesn’t look like it needs work to me! Love your son’s new home, I can’t wait to see it after he moves in, I hope he’ll let you share- also, redecorating your granddaughter’s room sounds like a VERY fun project!
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  13. His new house is so cute!

  14. Your son’s house looks so pretty! I know he’s excited! And your veranda is lovely! I can only imagine how beautiful it will look when you get through refreshing it. I miss having a space like that to sit and enjoy my morning coffee and a glass of wine in the evening. Our big patio is in dire need of renovation, and it’s on the list for this summer. I just hope we can get to it!

  15. So happy for your son….a new home is wonderful. Your veranda is just lovely.! Have a great week end !

  16. I’m so excited for your son and granddaughter. What a cute home and I know you will help him make it his. We still have plenty of yard around here, too lots of honey do’s. He is out there now cleaning mildew off the house.
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  17. It looks like you gave your son some great advice! Your veranda is completely charming. With all the beautiful greenery around it, you could leave it just the way it is. (But then you wouldn’t have the fun of tweaking it!)

  18. So cute his new home my congratulation to him you!!!!
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  19. Shirley, congrats to your son…love this craftsman-style home. Wishing him much happiness. I hope you share pics of the inside, My son is real private, doesn’t like me to share very much. Love your veranda…always new projects to do. I have way too many irons in the fire and everything is at a standstill! Happy weekend
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  20. Congrats to you son Shirley! I know he and your granddaughter will be thrilled to have your help and designer touch 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!

  21. Charming house… Good luck to them… I love empty homes and starting from scratch and just painting and building from the bottom up… It’ll turn out lovely…

  22. I’m so happy for your son and granddaughter to be able to settle into their own home…so exciting! Looking forward to seeing pics of the inside. Your veranda is gorgeous, Shirley, with a lovely view as well.
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  23. So happy for your son and your granddaughter!!! It’s such a cute home with great curb appeal! Oh I bet your sweetie is so excited!!! So anxious to see what you do in his home:D “Shirley’s Southern Design”…sounds great to me:D
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  24. I so wish I could have gotten there. I’ve seen so many pictures and it looks amazing! And to think your son got a new house by the builder – love getting a peek!!
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  25. What a pretty house. Congrats to TJ and Gray. We are so happy for him. Your yard is so elegant, so perfect, so beautiful. Tommy really does a wonderful job with the yard. I’ve always loved the pergola. I want one in my yard, too!

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