jfernstr contemporary exterior
 

jfernstr

We are looking to update the exterior of our home. We have landscapers coming in two weeks to tear out and re-do the front yard, and we just installed a cedar arch-style picket fence in the back as well. Now we need help with the actual house. Do we paint it? Leave it as is and just get new garage and front doors and new shutters? Add flower boxes? We are stuck. It's a decent sized investment and we want to do it right. I will add the interior of our home is transitional style.

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jfernstr wrote:
Hello! We are currently in the process of updating the exterior of our home. We are getting new windows, new landscaping, and just installed a new arch-style cedar fence in the back yard. The problem is we have no idea how to update the actual HOUSE. Do we paint it? Do we just get new garage and front doors, maybe some new shutters? The interior of our home is a transitional style and we don't know how to update the exterior to match. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Susan Jacobs
here's a before and after
October 28, 2013 at 12:52pm     
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storklady
WOW. What a difference, Susan. I love the painted brick. I've had a painted brick house for 30 years and I've never had any upkeep. I don't have a clue what everyone is referring to. The change to your home is lovely. I wish the original poster would come back and show what they did. I check back on this post occasionally hoping for results.
June 21, 2014 at 11:02pm     
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1. How can I update the physical exterior of my house? "Hello! We are currently in the process of updating the exterior of our home. We are getting new windows, new landscaping, and just installed a new arch-style cedar fence in the back yard. The problem is we have no idea how to update the actual HOUSE. Do we paint it? Do we just get new garage and front doors, maybe some new shutters? The interior of our home is a transitional style and we don't know how to update the exterior to match. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!" Answer here.

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