Need help to renovate the exterior of my home and landscape
jdschombs
April 25, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We moved into this older home and have renovated the inside but now it is time for the outside. It needs paint colors, window treatment, and landscape. We would also like to add stone, possibly to the front entry and pillars. The front door is dark and rustic and I would like to give the house a bit of a tuscan countryside feel...it's a huge project any suggestions appreciated.
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Matt Patterson Custom Homes
I would have done the outside first. The long straight front needs to be broket up
0 Likes   April 25, 2013 at 7:24AM
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Matt Patterson Custom Homes
Here is a fix I did on a similar issue
0 Likes   April 25, 2013 at 7:28AM
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Matt Patterson Custom Homes
oops...sorry
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Matt Patterson Custom Homes
Those top caps were hust to break up the boring roof line.
0 Likes   April 25, 2013 at 7:31AM
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TJP Designs and Construction LLC
Depending on budget, beef up the columns (and as you mentioned add some stone,), wood rail between columns, shutters, and add a small gable roof over the front door(see attached front entry)! Then coordinate exterior colors to bring to life!
3 Likes   April 25, 2013 at 8:20AM
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Demesne Design & Drafting
I agree with TJP Designs. You can make a small patio by the posts look like a welcoming sitting area. A gable or some other way is needed to define the front entry. If you want the Tuscan look, you could try draping the stone you are adding.
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janepgn
I'm very "handy". Is building a small gable patio hard? I have strong men children.
0 Likes   February 5, 2014 at 1:25PM
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Everything Beautiful Home Designs LLC
You house with some of these changes I hope you don't mind.
1 Like   February 5, 2014 at 3:47PM
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Sustainable Dwellings
There is plenty room for improvement... you basically have a blank slate here. I hope you can heed some of the great ideas above.
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