Garage and entry help needed!
crowinghen
July 14, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We are in the process of fixing up a little beach house. We've painted the house since these pictures ( my battery wasn't in the camera when we were there last :( but now we are ready to address the siding on the garage and the little added-on part that we call the bunkhouse. ( we might build a couple of bunks in this cute little spot.
We're thinking of batten board on the garage , Hubby will build some carriage doors for the front of garage.
I like the fact that the bunkhouse area is "different" but what's on there is in terrible shape.
Should we just do the whole garage batten board? or keep the difference of the bunkhouse?
how also to draw the eye to the entry of the house, since it's kind of hidden?
BTW we can't match the siding that's on the house as that is too costly.
I guess I don't have a real good picture of the house and bunkhouse area- there is a covered walk between the two with some scalloped edge trim-- I will see if I can't find a picture- also the house has been painted a green/ blue basically the same color with a creamy yellow trim, not too far off what the garage upper part is painted.
thanks in advance!
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njmomma
I would do the whole garage batten board and maybe add two decorative shutters to the bunk house window. Just to let it stand out a bit. I'm not sure where the entrance is to help with that question. Can you post a better pic?
July 14, 2013 at 3:00pm   
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crowinghen
Here's a couple of old pictures- the garage roof has changed since this, and the picture of the scalloped edging is from the other side of the bunkhouse, showing the door to the bunkhouse/garage, the door to the house is on the left, not seen in the photo
July 14, 2013 at 3:05pm   
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njmomma
So the entrance is facing the bunk house?
July 14, 2013 at 3:15pm   
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crowinghen
yes, in the picture that shows the house numbers the door is behind the bush in front of the bunkhouse
July 14, 2013 at 3:32pm   
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njmomma
I'll give this a shot, I dont' know if this is what you are looking for. Here are some pics. I would use the arbor to help direct the path way to the front entrance.
July 14, 2013 at 3:56pm   
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njmomma
You could also put a welcome bench up against the house near the entrance.
July 14, 2013 at 3:59pm   
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crowinghen
yes something like that! to draw your eye to the door
July 14, 2013 at 3:59pm   
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njmomma
Move the house numbers on the house over to the left. Closer to the entrance. Right under the larger window.
July 14, 2013 at 4:04pm   
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crowinghen
Here's what it looked like in the very beginning
July 14, 2013 at 4:15pm   
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njmomma
Wow! that looks like a lot of work. It must be in a beautiful location for you to take this on.

Please post again with new pics when your done with your renovation!
July 14, 2013 at 4:39pm   
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