Because who doesn't like a good before and after photo??
Here are some more "Before" photos as well as a few "In-progress". You can see some of the details on the work in this post here
We removed the little, covered porch area above the door, ripped out the crappy retaining wall, removed the huge tree that was dying, rebuilt the cement pad foundation, got a new door, new windows and siding.
We're basically done- aside from some minor cosmetic updates to landscaping and hardware, like exterior lighting etc.