Ugly duckling garage facade needs help with balance and new style!
jell1961
April 16, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Challenge of a lifetime! Looking for suggestions to change the appearance of this original 60's house. Would like to incorporate a pergola and do something to add window symmetry over garage. Approach to front door and landscape need a redo also. Going for a transitional style, using warm light gray and creamy neutral accents. Would appreciate any ideas! Thanks!
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Replace the porch.
April 17, 2014 at 2:36am   
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jell1961
Thanks for the comment! I was so worried about the garage that I didn't even think about the porch. A nice gable would improve things a lot.
April 17, 2014 at 2:53pm   
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brickln
I think once the awnings are removed and it's painted, you'll be ok. If you could change the smaller window to match the larger, that would look great. You could then change the gable siding to a smooth surface and start it below the windows to break thins up.
Or you could add a deck and glass doors.
April 17, 2014 at 3:28pm        Thanked by jell1961
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Search "pergola over garage" in houzz. That will break up the two story expanse and bring the garage doors down to a "human scale".
April 17, 2014 at 4:02pm      Thanked by jell1961
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jell1961
I found this picture and it looks like it could be a stretch, but this could be the thing!
April 17, 2014 at 5:54pm   
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Libbmom
Would also cut the tree and open up the front a bit...create more inviting walkway.
April 17, 2014 at 5:59pm      Thanked by jell1961
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