Help us give our exterior a facelift! 1967 Split Entry
jwskog
June 19, 2014 in Design Dilemma
We'd love to give our new home a face lift, we just don't know where to start. We thought about adding a column on the other side of the front step with plans to maybe replace all of the Chicago brick with stacked stone and stone wrapping the pillars. The Exterior lighting is hideous and needs help too.

Please suggest away, we'd appreciate the input!!
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Dytecture
Paint is one of more economical options to update a house.
June 19, 2014 at 5:47PM     
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MarleneM
I would remove the trim that's above the door. It is more suited to a more formal house.
June 19, 2014 at 6:36PM     
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Anne Green
As a general rule I never like shutters that seem too small for the windows. Sure they are usually all fake. But it should look like they would fit if they were closed...
June 19, 2014 at 6:44PM   
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vicmaine
Has anyone tried to put a porch on the front of a split level? Could you tie the columns into some kind of porch?
August 24, 2014 at 9:18AM   
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potchiemagoodleberry
to take the 60's look out of the home, i'd consider: beefing up the porch columns; removing the shutters and adding a slightly wider moulding trim detail around the windows and door; remove the pediment above the front door; a new light fixture; and consider a new color scheme...the current green doesn't work with the brick....but then, the brick looks quite dated. perhaps paint it all in a clean new neutral taupe/gray or if budget permits, cover the brick in some stacked stone veneer. also, replace the old fashioned looking shrubs with something smaller in scale with some color.
August 24, 2014 at 9:40AM   
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