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Massachusetts Oceanfront Home traditional-exterior

Massachusetts Oceanfront Home

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February 6, 2012
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Connect to the yard. The most common addition has to be the one that attaches onto the back of the house. Usually, especially in older houses, these are kitchen and / or family room additions. A great advantage to an addition like this is the ability to strengthen the house's connection to its yard. Here, new doors lead to a new outdoor room complete with furniture.
Making a match. Anytime you add to the exterior of your home, you must carefully think through how the addition will either match or purposely not match the finishes of the original house. If your home has weather-worn wood, unmatchable vinyl or brick that’s no longer made, you will have decide whether to replace the siding on the entire house or have the addition not match.Consider windows too. If you have leaky old single-pane windows, it may be time to replace them all with energy-efficient versions. A whole-house exterior makeover can up a project's cost, but it can also yield a unified, updated look for the exterior that makes your addition look like it has always been there.
10. Choose the right roof. Like the driveway, the roof is one of those things that, when it looks right, you may not notice at all — but when it’s wrong, it’s really wrong. If you’re facing the prospect of putting a new roof on your home, the practical must come first, naturally. But once you narrow your options down to a few good ones in your price range, it can be worth it to consult a designer or color expert to help pick the material and hue that will work best with the style and color of your home, as well as the landscape.See 8 ecofriendly roof optionsTell us: What did we miss? Share your favorite way to add charm to a home’s exterior in the Comments.More: 5 Pro Tips for the Best Home Exterior Updates

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ralathan added this to Landscape ideas
16 minutes ago
I like the concrete pavers.
acoccaro26 added this to Outside
26 minutes ago
Amber Minor added this to exterior
34 minutes ago
huntd7 added this to front entry
37 minutes ago
don't really like the mismatched rectangle path
page65 added this to Exterior Ideas
38 minutes ago
metal roof over window
gramkath added this to kevin
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hpleeper added this to hpleeper's ideas
1 hour ago
Paula Gold-Nocella added this to paulagoldnocella's ideas
1 hour ago
Entry and porch. Mimic ours somewhat
Bey Nocum-Emboltorio added this to Bey Nocum-Emboltorio's Ideas
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jeannettedinardo added this to jeannettedinardo's ideas
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brazeechub added this to Patios and decks
1 hour ago
like the staggered concrete slabs for backyard
Sheri Salargo added this to Exterior
1 hour ago
Love the gabled dormers idea for upstairs to add space for bathroom and closet.
sbroden added this to sbroden's ideas
1 hour ago
stepping stone and siding ideas
jesseschultz added this to 10 Ways To Bring Charm To Your Home's Exterior
1 hour ago
The different siding, shakes, clapboard, stone. The Roof, the chimneys, the bump out windows, the patio the walkways.
annderocco added this to annderocco's ideas
1 hour ago
great dormers
Laura Sutherland added this to laurasuth's ideas
2 hours ago
kimberlyrol added this to garden/outdoors
2 hours ago
sitting space
joeytay added this to garden
2 hours ago
kayecoulter added this to pergola
2 hours ago
Like flagstones
terideaton added this to terideaton's ideas
2 hours ago
cute house
Arepa Queen added this to main entrance
2 hours ago
This is what I want the front entrance to feel like. Spaced out blue stone with grass in between.
debrachappelll added this to Exteriors
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2456sherwood added this to Exterior
2 hours ago
Room extension for bathroom.
nikkigado added this to Exterior Ideas
2 hours ago
bay window
carlotta1999 added this to Portico/Pergola
2 hours ago
Random, staggered bluestone walkways
2301830 added this to useful misc
2 hours ago
bump out for bedroom
kmscala added this to Just a dream. . .
3 hours ago
So beautiful!
goatleap added this to EXTERIOR
3 hours ago
Dormers and roof
siegelhouse added this to siegelhouse's ideas
3 hours ago
Erics shingles
vclayton325 added this to Ideas for 7th St
3 hours ago
Patio area
tallpatty added this to Backyard
3 hours ago
the steppers around the house.
jojo_98546 added this to Landscape Ideas
3 hours ago
Gravel around house and cement stepping stones in the grass.
duffin added this to duffin's Favorites
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Side window
goldmolly added this to goldmolly's Ideas
4 hours ago
Pathway could work for patio
Acorn Design Group added this to front entry
4 hours ago
juxtapose of recessed bluestone into turf areas
dianastadtmiller added this to Cottage!
4 hours ago
porch, etc.
casou added this to Exterior Ideas
4 hours ago
pierres au sol
travjet added this to Exterior
4 hours ago
Roof. Choose the right style!!!
farmageddon added this to Outdoors
4 hours ago
Flagstone pavers; how they've landscaped to make an outdoor room.
sonwod added this to bedroom nook with shelves
4 hours ago
window outside
tscutler added this to tscutler's Ideas
4 hours ago
window bump-out
maricria added this to maricria's Ideas
5 hours ago
lawntractor added this to Landscaping
5 hours ago
Simplicity of the landscaping.
coolidge68 added this to outside
5 hours ago
pavers and grass window
fashioneering added this to fashioneering's Ideas
6 hours ago
mandurugo added this to House Exterior
8 hours ago
Exterior style and colors. Window seat extending from house with pebbles beneath outside.
samaedjaja added this to Exterior Looks
9 hours ago
I love the charm!
trowel_ca added this to trowel_ca's ideas
10 hours ago
the house, portico
Thanikachalam Chinnathambi added this to thanikachalam_chinnathambi's ideas
11 hours ago
tiled house
kecryst added this to exteriors
15 hours ago
the patio area is inviting
Jane Walker added this to Exterior
17 hours ago
Curb appeal-Trim, grass w/slate steps, patio and boxwood.
shopperjanny added this to Very Similar Exterior
17 hours ago
Bump out
krepasky added this to New House Exterior's
19 hours ago
Love the roof, stone, and siding together
loribruick added this to home exterior
19 hours ago
wkim added this to wkim's ideas
20 hours ago
country home cottage
readernt added this to family room
October 12, 2014
louoli added this to Agrandissement maison
October 9, 2014
Je voudrais ça... en plus modeste...
Elizabeth Kretschmer added this to elizabeth_kretschmer's ideas
October 8, 2014
windows, siding, roofing material
The Orchards added this to shanmaura's ideas
October 3, 2014
Columns supporting upper floor
hutsoeri added this to additions
August 30, 2014
garage in front of additional space, overhang
wchamness added this to wchamness's ideas
August 27, 2014
muunky added this to muunky's ideas
August 27, 2014
different façade idea
manjusunil added this to manjusunil's ideas
August 27, 2014
liked the design of the house
Kapil Sharma added this to Slum at Dharavi
August 26, 2014
Connect to the yard. The most a common addition has to be the one that attaches onto the back of the house. Usually, especially in older houses, these are kitchen and / or family room additions. A great dvantage to an addition like this is the ability to strengthen the house's connection to its yard. Here, new doors lead to a new outdoor room complete with furniture.
barbdunn added this to barbdunn's ideas
August 26, 2014
like the look beach?
Fresh Town Rentals added this to Patio Garden Ideas
August 26, 2014
Pattern of stepping stones and grass
ruby50 added this to Whitcher House
August 19, 2014
Bump out window
peplowski added this to peplowski's Ideas
August 5, 2014
Box out
bethienet added this to Livingroom remodel
July 30, 2014
wajihaqadeer added this to wajihaqadeer's ideas
July 20, 2014
outdoor layout
dcoetzee added this to garden
July 16, 2014
ediegraves added this to ediegraves's ideas
July 11, 2014
Stacie Deeds added this to stacie_deeds's Ideas
July 4, 2014
Add fireplace double sided
Tamie Sis Buckley added this to tamie_sisbuckley's ideas
July 1, 2014
love the siding and shingles
goodstreetgoodies added this to goodstreetgoodies's Ideas
June 2, 2014
Love the walkway
annaehodges added this to Williamsburg Exterior Remodel
May 28, 2014
Side drive thru w windows
dianegentry added this to dg's big book of ideas
May 7, 2014
I like this overhang/porch connection to yard, with dormers above, which I bet made the attic into a usable bedroom.
s618 added this to mudroom
April 30, 2014
From the back.
gamehome added this to gamehome's Ideas
April 26, 2014
Siding option for first floor separates the two floors better
ronsgirlcharlene added this to ronsgirlcharlene's ideas
April 23, 2014
I like the high roof line and the windows
guard999 added this to Roof Ideas
April 22, 2014
cathryn76 added this to Bay Windows
April 20, 2014
boxed out window and roof
designerparexcellance added this to designerparexcellance's ideas
April 17, 2014
Love the architecture
kyvonne1 added this to patio
April 15, 2014
paver walkway
kikismee added this to exteriors
April 12, 2014
So oretty
jsaf237 added this to kitchen
April 12, 2014
Addition does not have door closes to driveway
moorej7 added this to Exterior
April 10, 2014
Stone and second floor shakes
ksimp2360 added this to Exterior Ideas
April 6, 2014
window for master bed
wenrosset1 added this to wenrosset1's ideas
April 5, 2014
outdoor path
Melissa Carstensen added this to master bath
April 3, 2014
bump out
phylliscage added this to phylliscage's ideas
April 3, 2014
newellma added this to Master Bedrooom
April 2, 2014
Love the windows!
camillebeach added this to patio
April 2, 2014
Landscape around patio
saipai123 added this to saipai123's ideas
April 2, 2014
mablackw added this to mablackw's Ideas
March 29, 2014
sparky999 added this to sparky999's ideas
March 13, 2014
how to possibly change the dormers and use shingles for siding
gloriavillari added this to exterior ideas
March 12, 2014
varied use of materials
mustang505 added this to Bump Out Room Mike
March 7, 2014
small bump
Isabel Garcia added this to ideas for home
March 4, 2014
I like the grass with the mini patio in front
lpritter added this to lpritter's Ideas
March 3, 2014
Windows in roof
zencampbell added this to Saltbox details
March 2, 2014
patio off the familiy room
alliwalt added this to Addition 2014
March 1, 2014
outdoor add on
ny1970 added this to ny1970's ideas
March 1, 2014
the roof
lhkeery added this to Beach houses
February 16, 2014
cool details
amandaemily1 added this to amandaemily1's Ideas
February 9, 2014
bpellow added this to Attic Ideas
February 7, 2014
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February 6, 2014
karlacolletto added this to karlacolletto's ideas
February 6, 2014
susanandtino added this to susanandtino's ideas
February 5, 2014
looks like house on Coolidge Ave
Luminoso Design added this to Exteriors
February 5, 2014
love the connection to the patio and the tall windows,
loveyakk added this to Bay windows
February 5, 2014
Boxed bay window/outside of breakfast room to kitchen area?
kelmullen added this to kelmullen's Ideas
February 5, 2014
Backyard windows
charlieman9 added this to Fence and gate ideas
February 5, 2014
Outdoor space
aeparr added this to Exterior Ideas
February 3, 2014
Window and dormers
mehaara added this to Remodel
February 3, 2014
Back addition
Renee Kallas added this to renee_kallas's ideas
February 1, 2014
outdoor space
Helen Duane added this to helen_duane's Ideas
February 1, 2014
Christine Hasvold added this to christine_hasvold's ideas
January 29, 2014
Wooden shakes siding, cross bar windows,(diamond), window that sticks out (left), stone work
ghack added this to exterior design
January 23, 2014
richardrtds added this to richardrtds's ideas
January 23, 2014
Natural colours and texture. Really quaint relaxing setting.
mpscb added this to mpscb's ideas
January 23, 2014
The Bay WIndow
deadmans added this to deadmans's ideas
January 22, 2014
patio opening from living area
lizdemps added this to lizdemps's Favorites
January 22, 2014
kdfigueira added this to The Best
January 20, 2014
back yard
lucky708 added this to rec room addition
January 19, 2014
Love the windows out to the pool for us.
upaquet added this to upaquet's ideas
January 15, 2014
Lila Peterson added this to lila_peterson's idea
January 11, 2014
yes, sitting area and pool further towards the fence
jilly512 added this to landscape
January 5, 2014
blue stone
mcco3669 added this to mcco3669's Ideas
January 1, 2014
Go up instead of out
bryanploutz added this to in law (option a)
January 1, 2014
Overall theme is fantasticDiamond shaped glass panes, Smooth yard transitionClapboard on first storyShingles on secondFront slope of dormer
Bry Wlk added this to Landscape Ideas
December 28, 2013
cement block pavers
ideasearcher added this to exterior
December 25, 2013
micklewess added this to micklewess's Ideas
December 22, 2013
window ?
mgphillips121 added this to LANDSCAPING
December 18, 2013
nyko11 added this to nyko11's Ideas
December 18, 2013
psvintage added this to addition ideas
December 18, 2013
like the tudor-like overhang from french doors into yard. ALos like siding changes from cedar shingles to cedar siding. Slate floor tiles work nicely with cedar.
standyt added this to 68 Thurston exterior
December 17, 2013
mubeenanasir added this to mubeenanasir's ideas
December 17, 2013
lindalyson added this to lindalyson's ideas
December 16, 2013
wow, cool house
treelover9161 added this to treelover9161's ideas
December 16, 2013
phil123456 added this to phil123456's ideas
December 16, 2013
Doors & windows for natural light.
hubbjl added this to hubbjl's ideas
December 16, 2013
nice patio and stone paths
pattischreiner added this to Exteriors
December 15, 2013
Shingles. Leaded glass. Doors. Windows w window seat
williamsjg added this to williamsjg's Ideas
December 15, 2013
gailronnie added this to Exterior Ideas
December 15, 2013
outdoor space....would expand covered area
liandre added this to liandre's ideas
December 15, 2013
J'aime bien
carol5013 added this to carol5013's ideas
December 15, 2013
looks like this addition can be a possible Master bedroom suite addition. and I like the way it fits in the landscape.
fathemeh added this to fireplace
December 15, 2013
Rachel Mageo added this to rachel_mageo's Ideas
December 12, 2013
jeannep57 added this to jeannep57's ideas
December 5, 2013
libmaly added this to Family Room Addition
November 20, 2013
Outside layout
banshoo16 added this to banshoo16's ideas
November 17, 2013
gray/blue paint
pepepaulj added this to Hidden doors
November 16, 2013
Bay window roof height
cjs12007 added this to cjs12007's Ideas
November 14, 2013
Photo by Randy O'Rourke
rivkygrossman added this to rivkygrossman's Ideas
November 5, 2013
Bay window
johnpostiii added this to Exterior Ideas
November 4, 2013
Nice courtyard patio against 2 sides of house. Similar to what I envision. A much "quieter" look. Blends in...
vikki parker added this to Brooke Kitchen
November 4, 2013
sherret added this to Exteriors and Architecture
October 31, 2013
caspad added this to Patio Ideas
October 31, 2013
Simple patio.
vickihanson added this to Garage Conversion
October 28, 2013
open the side of the garage with windows overlooking the field
lusowski added this to lusowski's Favorites
October 26, 2013
Bay window addition
trilliumus added this to trilliumus's ideas
October 19, 2013
bay window
rebeccadeville added this to rebeccadeville's ideas
October 17, 2013
jesslyon added this to jesslyon's ideas
October 7, 2013
the upper floor
truthteacher added this to truthteacher's Ideas
October 6, 2013
Backside addition
tracync added this to tracync's Ideas
October 5, 2013
Cedar siding.
karenlenaycoulter added this to karenlenaycoulter's Ideas
October 3, 2013
this is adorable cottage style inviting
eraniere added this to eraniere's ideas
September 21, 2013
heidiscolour added this to Exterior Ideas
September 21, 2013
Two heights of roof and one extends. One side shorter than the other
kroyle added this to kroyle's Ideas
September 19, 2013
crafden added this to crafden's Ideas
September 17, 2013
ok if no grid
Hal Pickus added this to hal_pickus's Ideas
September 15, 2013
Yard bricks
loren58 added this to loren58's ideas
September 13, 2013
Need more money:(
jacmussel added this to jacmussel's Ideas
September 12, 2013
zeldamarie1 added this to zeldamarie1's ideas
September 11, 2013
extended bay window for living room
dsdne added this to dsdne's ideas
September 9, 2013
three-sided bump out with metal roof. No foundation
k1234 added this to k1234's ideas
September 8, 2013
patmanrobyn added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 7, 2013
Dennison and Dampier Interior Design added this to bay windows
September 7, 2013
kubatys1 added this to front step
September 1, 2013
I like the different size blocks
bartbaronbabs added this to bartbaronbabs's Ideas
August 29, 2013
Next house
artpen48 added this to addition
August 29, 2013
Love house
reneeboca added this to Exterior Ideas
August 28, 2013
could our back porch face the lake like this
junegirl23 added this to jane's fab design
August 28, 2013
zlskarda added this to zlskarda's ideas
August 28, 2013
grass and tile
jelizr added this to jelizr's Ideas
August 18, 2013
Remodeling info
Trina Voteary added this to Addition - shed dormer
August 16, 2013
bay window
2hawks added this to Exterior Ideas
August 14, 2013
Love the shake. I didn't use to but it adds to such a unique look.
jeannebennettstrickland added this to jeannebennettstrickland's Ideas
August 14, 2013
Addition like
patti15 added this to patti15's ideas
August 11, 2013
Architect added this to Ideas for Joseph
August 11, 2013
hdelfield added this to exterior
August 3, 2013
baneary added this to Living Room
July 31, 2013
box out window
sinkhouse5456 added this to The Lake House
July 29, 2013
Weathered shingles and stone
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