I need help with ideas for red brick ranch design
maisonsforme
June 25, 2014 in Design Dilemma
My house is just okay. I feel like I don't have many options for making it anything really special. It's red brick and I've never wanted to paint the brick. Right now the main trim has a coppery red color. The door and other trim is a light gray. We will be replacing windows soon so maybe that will help. Any ideas for making it not so boring would be appreciated. I'm very much a nature girl...love trees, flowers, wild life.
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mick50
Many advice posts have used this picture from Houzz to show dark gray with red brick, with good reason -- it's stunning! When you replace windows, get black or charcoal framed ones. Then paint your siding this dark bluish gray. Door could be charcoal or glossy black. Remove the grilled storm door or paint to match the door.
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apple_pie_order
Lovely flowers around the lamp post, looks like you have a green thumb. I suggest you look into adding a wide flowerbed in the front, extending around the tree base. Many bags of compost will make it good for planting. Plant with annuals the first year so you can see what grows in partly shaded areas, then add small shrubs and perennials the second year. Choose plants that attract hummingbirds, other birds, and butterflies. Add easy-clean birdbath and hummingbird feeder.
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Tres McKinney Design
I like Mick 50's recommendation. Another option is to paint all the siding taupe and white wash the brick. New windows with black or off white window frames and devided light window panes. Paint the front door black. Loose the storm door as weather permits. If you must have one keep the lines simple and clean with as little distraction from a handsome front door as possible. Carve out a much larger planting area incorporating the tree and curving towards the walk way. Fill with evergreen and flowering perinials.
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