Front exterior including patio and stairs
Melanie Fogg
March 9, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Looking for a new fresh look.
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cherc
I'm looking forward to the suggestions you get, my home is really similar.
March 9, 2013 at 2:06PM   
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janishill
You could paint it a deep blue like this: http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/kensingtonblue
With crisp white trim and a yellow door : http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/goldenlab

Or Shaker Gray: http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/shakergray with crisp white or a creamy white trim: http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/pebblerock

And a green front door: http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/libertypark

or a true red: http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/red

Be sure to paint the garage door the same color as the house and do not outline the trim on it. The idea is to make your front door the focal point. Right now the eye is drawn to the garage..and I doubt most people enter your house through it. :-)

Pictures are just to give you ideas of the color combinations.

I don't see a patio. Are you talking about your porch?

Hope to see updates when you have it painted!
March 9, 2013 at 2:21PM   
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Melanie Fogg
Yes there is a raised patio. Was thinking of redoing it and the stairs with roman pavers. Are you saying make the garage door white? Also, was thinking of adding some stone to the two story side. I just don't know how to lay it out.... Perhaps to columns up either side to the top. What about lighting.
March 9, 2013 at 2:30PM   
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janishill
Drat! One of my pictures didn't attach.

Let's go one step at a time. :-)

Paint the garage door the same color as the body of the house. Not white! An arbor would be a great addition to the exterior.

Roman pavers are nice. Can you post a picture of the patio?

I am not sure I understand what columns you are talking about.
March 9, 2013 at 4:41PM   
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janishill
Which color scheme did you like best?
March 9, 2013 at 4:46PM   
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Melanie Fogg
Like the one with the arbor. I thought perhaps of adding stone facing up the two story side to add some color and character. Perhaps up either side to mimic columns.
March 9, 2013 at 4:57PM   
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Melanie Fogg
March 9, 2013 at 5:01PM   
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pearlpro
My opinion? For a new look you dont have to do nothing, Just wait Until the snow gets melted.. :)
March 9, 2013 at 5:06PM   
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janishill
I don't think those pavers will work on your porch (what you are calling a patio) or steps.

I think I understand what you mean. So it looks like a stone foundation on either side of the garage door? If so then the Roman pavers and stone together will look odd. you can stain the steps adn the porch to give them an updated look.

Columns kind of like the house in this picture...?
March 9, 2013 at 6:45PM   
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