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Need Help with Curb Appeal -- turning dated to classic
October 17, 2012 in Design Dilemma
We recently bought our house for its wonderful yard. The house itself isn't our dream house, which would be a traditional turn of the century craftsman or colonial. We've decided to renovate our house to make into the style we want while adding square footage. The current house is a "contemporary craftsman" built in the early 1990s, dominated by a giant 3 car garage at the front of the house. There's no room to move the garage elsewhere, so we're stuck with the placement of the garage as-is (let me know if you see a solution that we've overlooked!). We're currently thinking we'll expand the upstairs bedrooms over the garage in the hopes of de-emphasizing the garage and letting us change the style of the house. Any ideas on how this will look afterwards, and any other ideas on how to make our "contemporary craftsman" exterior look a bit more like an ACTUAL craftsman or colonial? Any ideas are welcome, we're still in the brainstorming stage.