Remodeling home exterior - PLEASE HELP!
kellympetal
March 27, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Any exterior ideas for redoing this home? We really like European (French Country) homes, and this is nothing like it. But, my husband and I are looking to redo the exterior to this home completely and are open to suggestions. HELP PLEASE!
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claudiann
Beautiful, beautiful home. When I think French I think white. So, I'd paint everything white. Add gray, pale blue, or taupe trim and plant some very formal, structurally trimmed hedges.
March 27, 2014 at 9:32PM     
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Should landscape.add a shade tree,some shrub,flower..
March 28, 2014 at 1:42AM        Thanked by kellympetal
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carolins
I had the same idea claudiann has:
March 28, 2014 at 2:13AM        Thanked by kellympetal
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carolins
Or, if you want to do a much bigger job... change the roof so it has a gentle sweep and add dormer windows... Just brainstorming :-)
March 28, 2014 at 2:45AM        Thanked by kellympetal
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carolins
Doesn't look like the same place:
March 28, 2014 at 2:46AM     
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kellympetal
These are great suggestions. Thank you all so much!
March 29, 2014 at 9:02PM     
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carolins
You're welcome. I'd love to see the finished result, whatever you decide to do. Please post 'after' pics :-)
March 30, 2014 at 9:12AM     
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texace
If money is no object, you could also clad it in a limestone or stucco veneer and incorporate the other changes carolins recommended. You could also replace the existing porch railing with balusters. It's a beautiful home--bonne chance!
March 30, 2014 at 9:29AM     
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mle0782
Although this isn't "old European" it does have a ton of curb appeal. I don't know what your budget Is but maybe starting with the driveway and landscaping would be a good way to ease into the older feel you are looking for. Consider stamped concrete or pavers (which could tie in with house color nicely). Changing the driveway footprint would also allow you to add some landscaping areas in front and on the side of the porch to accommodate some shrubs or a small ornamental tree(s) which would provide a natural break between the house and garage. It would make the existing house look stunning or work with whatever style you settle on.
March 30, 2014 at 10:40AM        Thanked by kellympetal
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