missreneerow


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I am one for fabric treatments myself as they had texture, color and in the case of a fabric shade add sun and privacy protection when needed...I would install a soft fold or flat roman shade and have it installed on both windows at least a foot above each one. Then when they are pulled up they stack on the wall and not the glass :) Janette
April 1, 2014 at 4:52pm     
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They left you room to hang a great curtain over top. Hang it close to the ceiling, 3 inches below, and let it go down just below the top of the window. I would think bright china blue or light blue would be very pretty. Any color would help it cheer up though.
April 1, 2014 at 4:54pm     
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Everything is so angular, you need curves. Maybe some curved flower beds on the outer edges and to the left of the picture. Then add in a flagstone patio with a portico, run fabric through the top for semi shade. Use wicker furniture with bright yellow and orange pillows. I would also put in a fire pit, if you can't burn in the town you are in, put in candles, gives a glow without the wood smoke smell. On either side of the door add in topiary. I love the look of black wood chips or pea gravel. Maybe stone with moss in between?

The open area to the side leaves room for a large outdoor kitchen with countertops and mini fridge. The ultimate party yard set up.

You have many choices since it is such a big yard
April 1, 2014 at 4:48pm      Thanked by andreaflanders
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Andrea, I'd go with your idea of a "ground hugging" wood framed deck. If you are not removing the tree and root system, that is going to be your best choice. The root system is going to be a constant issue with heaving up any stone patio. Lots & lots of decking choices out there.
April 4, 2014 at 7:31am   
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Your patio is similar to mine in that it's already a certain shape with a particular floor covering - how to extend without looking weird?! Then there is the brick that the grill sits on. And then there are the cement blocks that line the driveway? So if you have yet a fourth material it would be distracting. I think I would take out the bricks so there is just the ceramic tile and then one other kind of flooring/ground cover. I like the idea of the rocks with either thyme or pea gravel between. A wood deck would be nice too though. I guess overall I would try to cut down on the different materials as much as possible. I would also put a border curving around the whole area with mulch and flowers which will unify the various elements.
April 9, 2014 at 8:16am   
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cream, tan and taupe for the main colors. I am thinking a taupe main color with cream on the trim and taupe for the insets. I would do a one inch black trim around all of the windows then a touch of red on the door or other impact color. Maybe some pink impatiens for flower color. I would do two round topiary in large pots with stands at the front path to the door, for drama.

A fire pit at the bottom of the hill to the right with 4-6 comfy chairs with color cushions would add a pop of color to the front and draw your eye down hill, making the house look larger since you drive up to the side instead of the front you need front impact.
April 1, 2014 at 3:49pm      Thanked by wsandrews02
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Many good suggestions already given. Concur with not painting all trim the trim color. Use color to emphasize or deemphasize features. Trim does not need to contrast so much with the body, a more monochrome palette may work.

The entry area seems awkward, specifically the box containing the entry door. It reads like an afterthought. The entry should be prominent. Like others, I like the idea of a wall to the right of the front door with a visual barrier on top. You could extend the concrete pad that is in front of the door out along the wall. Try columns also.

Going with the gray theme others have suggested, paint the fascia a dark gray, and paint the box where the front door is the same color. Make it like an exclamation point -- here I am.

Paint the exposed concrete under th front part of the house dark as well. Paint the chimney all dark.

The trim around the large window on the right side is larger (which i like) than what is on all the other doors and windows.

Paint the double doors so they blend in, and the main entry a nice bold color -- again, make it stand out.

And please post after pictures.
April 9, 2014 at 10:20pm        Thanked by wsandrews02
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Thanks very much Sound Painting Solutions and ppf. for these additional ideas. We have someone from an architectural design company coming tomorrow and I'll let you know how things go. I really like the idea of having the fascia and front door area darker like an exclamation point!
April 10, 2014 at 8:12am     
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