Curb appeal
dominique68
June 8, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Small house no curb appeal. Stressed with design.
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risris
I think it's a charming home! And it looks like you have lovely land.

How much of a budget do you have? If you could enlarge the front door and windows and in such a way that they're evenly spaced it would look great. Check out the french doors in the house I've posted below.

For a much smaller investment, though, you can still make some significant changes. I'd take off what seems to be a gate to the porch and widen and center the front steps. I'd also box in the columns so they're a bit more substantial looking - that's a fairly inexpensive fix. Could you take out that center column? It's chopping the entry in half.

You want to draw they eye to the entry and make it look more open and inviting.


June 8, 2013 at 5:41pm     
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dominique68
Thank you so much .... This has helped emmensely!
June 9, 2013 at 5:40am     
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dominique68
The land is 2.5 acres. Not sure what to do with land or landscaping
June 9, 2013 at 5:40am   
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Mary
It's really a charming home and it's in a nice place.
June 9, 2013 at 5:56am     
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Dominique, I like the Hill Country Retreat idea. Is it feasible within your budget to add stone or brick to the facade of this house? The detailing for this type of retrofit can be tenuous, if you are working within existing constraints, such as removing wood siding and working above a wood deck. If it is just the porch and columns, then it is not likely a big issue, as those are mainly aesthetic improvements. It would be helpful for me to have a photo of higher resolution, closer in, to be of additional help to you. TY.
June 24, 2013 at 11:42am     
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weathervanes
I would have to agree with risris comment that its a charming home! I think one ideal solution is to have some unique accessory to your home to add depth and character to it. A good start is to have a good lighting. A well lit front porch and strategic areas around the house can make all the difference. You can opt to use copper or brass lantern. They can be hanging ones or post lantern. You can also dress up your home with customized address plaques and house numbers. I just love how they make your home stand out from the rest. If that is not enough you can always have cupolas. These ornamental structures are placed in a prominent position, usually at the top of a larger roof or dome. They often appear as small buildings perched atop the roof. You will be the only in your neighborhood with this cool accessory! Hope you like the ideas i have shared.
June 24, 2013 at 1:51pm   
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risris
Just checking in, dominque! Have you made any design decisions?
July 4, 2013 at 7:17pm   
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judianna20
How about a car port?

July 4, 2013 at 7:25pm   
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Tier 3 Contracting LLC
Looks like the roof pitch is a 4/12.
July 4, 2013 at 9:29pm   
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