Need help updating and aged cedar exterior.
Kenneth KoersApril 8, 2014
I just took the dive and bought my first house! I'm excited, but kind of overwhelmed with possibilities at this point. I picked up an older ranch that's sort of the black sheep on it's street. Lots of houses worth several times more surrounding it. The first thing I thought when I looked at it is the drab look of the cedar paneling outside, which is made worse by the brown paint. I'd love to freshen it up a bit, but I'm not sure where to start. My first thought was stone facing, because I love the timeless look of stone, and it's so durable. But then do I face the chimney too? And is that overkill? I'm kind of thinking half-height stone facing, with painted shaker shingles above (something like the second picture). I think either way of doing the chimney in stone facing. And maybe making a more pronounced entryway, too. Any thoughts?