Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Here she is. Public opinion poll #1. Ditch the awnings or keep them? The house faces south.

15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ditch them, they're rather grandmotherly, but the house is lovely, congrats!

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Kaite Burkholder said...

ps. anonymous is kaite burkholder, i'm clearly not yet blog-comment savvy.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Trinity said...

I say ditch. I agree with kaite - they're rather grandmotherly.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditch Them! Congrats on the house though!

3:34 PM  
Blogger re:todd said...

ditch them, they are not cool and they obstruct your view

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Stephen said...

I'm thinking the house would look rather plain without them, just brick walls and roof. Are you thinking of replacing them with anything? Plus in the summer they would provided needed shading and help the house stay cooler.

By the way, I like the place Dave!

10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anthony said...

Remove them for the winter, then see if you need them for the summer: you can always paint them a less grandmotherly colour/pattern. Ditch the small red one on the side.

Also, ditch the mailbox and get one under the porch.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Vanderherberg said...

I think you should use the awnings as sleds for the hill across the road. Or as a shelter for my couch/ski apparatus.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Dave.B. said...

so far, Anthony is the most practical thinking, and Michael has demostrated the most creativity.
I think I'm gonna ditch them, and then see how the front looks.
the country mailbox will also be nixed, although I might store it in the basement and resurect it at a later date, if I want to sell the house - I've heard it's good for the resale value.

3:52 PM  
Blogger A Horse(wo)man said...

I say take them down, but put them over the toilets in your bathroom(s). Barring this, the next best thing would be some sort of a pseudo-canopy bed.

done and done.

Missing my calling as an interior designer,

Cas

9:20 PM  
Blogger Parental Unit of LCMASDES said...

They face south? You need them in the summer to keep the house cool. Specially cause you know cheap dutchmen don't pay for a/c. I think you should recover them, maybe with a white on black, skull and crossbones... or a nice Harley Davidson motif. Let the neighbours know that they can't push you around!
Dave t

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anthony said...

Speaking of AC, is that the unit on the side there? Another practical idea: can you use them to shield the AC for the winter?

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual, someone will have to give the correct advice. Leave them up at least one full cycle of seasons. Then you can make an informed decision...you never know why they are up there !!!

Dad

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You call yourself and Engineer. So disappointed.

...make them retractable so you don't have to choose.

Tyler

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave the awnings up for now Dave.
Beth

1:43 PM  

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