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November 26, 2012
pjpaskell wrote:
What materials were used for the drip edge and fascia? Thank you
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The fascia is a pre-finished rough facia board installed with the smooth side facing out. The drip edge is standard aluminum drip edge.
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alexshaw13
Hi what are the paint colors you used for this please! (trim too!)
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March 14, 2011
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fmg2014
the driveway looks like concrete with a sand finish.
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fmg2014
i would also like to know what the color of the stucco is?
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September 6, 2014
lesliekatzman wrote:
What types of small trees did you use in the planters? Thanks!
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December 28, 2013
bhavan_1010 wrote:
what colour stain is it and what kind of wood is it? - thanks
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July 15, 2013
maryalicem wrote:
Is this colored concrete? If so, what color and is it a broom finish?
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April 12, 2013
bhavan_1010 wrote:
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September 4, 2012
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Sometimes concrete can leave a home feeling cold, but this beautiful modern home looks warm and inviting with the help of rich surrounding colors.
4. The Sloped DrivewayThe challenge: Creating planting pockets that are easy to manage.Solution A: Combine a stepped pathway to one side of the drive with a series of built-in planters between the two.This design almost makes me wish I had a sloping driveway. It not only solves the problem of planting, but by incorporating a series of wide, shallow steps, the designer has made the journey on foot much more comfortable.The square and rectangular planters tie in with the motif used for the garage door and windows.If you build raised beds, you can keep the soil surface level, avoiding the problem of erosion after a heavy rainfall as well as allowing for deeper soil to support trees and larger shrubs. For added interest these could always be brightened with seasonal color, yet this simple approach is in keeping with the overall planting theme of the home.
Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to 6 Suggestions for Harmonious Hardscaping
Boldly embrace your hardscape. At times a bolder approach is the best approach. Here the designer has embraced the use of hardscaping by creating and wrapping planter boxes in the hardscape. The effective use of plant material helps to soften and balance this front yard. If this approach is too austere for you, consider softening the edges of the planters with a creeping and cascading ground cover.

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front steps
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concrete planters!
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pour in concrete planters
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planter
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Steps
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insets of square pavers and stone
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Soffit facia and front door.
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sloping flower bed on steps
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Steps
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front yard - like this idea to keep it private
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acid wash concrete
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driveway
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Cement boxes
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concrete stairs
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Front drive
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Stair
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concrete stair layout
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House color
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Walkway
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Wood siding under eaves
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elevation
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Exteriors
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Step down walk way and planters
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April 2, 2014
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Beton box where are the trees
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planter
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Decent Colour Scheme
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driveway
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integrated planters
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colors
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flower pots by steps
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Walk or drive. Also disability conscious.
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steps & driveway entry
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like lay out of windows and compound
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Landscaping
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square raised planters and angular steps...
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yard terraces
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steps, planters
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Planters next to driveway
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Planters
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ottawa ave
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DIVIDE WALK FROM DRIVE WITH ENTRANCE TO WALK AT FRONT
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Walk
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Few steps of concrete with stones on flat surfaces
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Front entrance
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like the cement planters.
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Driveway: stone accent lines
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February 26, 2014
Wood on exterior
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Concrete drive & pavers
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Where to soften or distract from the concrete driveway
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concrete stairs
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stairs
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exterior siding
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raised beds..visual interest
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Steps with planters
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Chantal
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cement work for front yard
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I like these planters
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Style
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contained gardens in symmetrical shapes
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Garage door
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Landings between steps stepping stones with stone mulch
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siding
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flower boxes
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box at corner of driveway and yard
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