Need help to facelift the front of my home
April 16, 2014 in Design Dilemma
The front of my home is very boxy with two small windows. How can I make this more attractive? I'd really appreciate any thoughts or ideas. Jenny, Auckland, New Zealand
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Lampert Dias Architects, Inc.
There are many options for changing the look of your house.

I would replace the windows with larger windows.

You can put in tall windows and keep the same width. This doesn't require any structural changes.

If you widen the windows you will need a structual analysis.

However, if you want to really change the look, you could widen the openings and put in french doors on each side with a new balcony for each, or a balcony across the front.

The balcony can be very shallow 6" or deep enough for a chair. It can be cantelevered.

I would go for a contemporary look.

I found some images to share for inspiration.

If you decide to make the changes, I suggest that you hire a local Architect to help you acheive something really nice..........Your house has a lot of potential.
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your house is darling!
1 Like   Thanked by jennysteele    April 17, 2014 at 5:13AM
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a gazebo or a porch work.
   Thanked by jennysteele    April 17, 2014 at 6:34AM
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