J. White Handyman, Design & Construction
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J. White Handyman, Design & Construction commented on a discussion: What Material is the Decking?
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Thank you for your interest! The decking shown here is mahogany.
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J. White Handyman, Design & Construction commented on a discussion: Need help choosing paint color
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Laurie
The idea for the diamonds came from the ladies at RetroRenovation.com. I love how adding them really changes up the house for the better. It is almost like a new house. :)
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Rina
I've just had a peek. That's a fun site. The diamonds really do have a charming effect way beyond what one might think.
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J. White Handyman, Design & Construction commented on a discussion: Help make my cabin kitchen more cabiny
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James Settle
Tounge and groove pine and cover them
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Reclaimed Lumber Products
What about reclaimed wood paneling on the walls to make it look more rustic. I like this Houzz pic with old wood in the kitchen.
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We have a paneling product that could get this look easily.

http://www.reclaimedlumberproducts.com/product/accent-wall-paneling-idaho-barn-wood-blend
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J. White Handyman, Design & Construction commented on a discussion: Sad exterior...how can I make it stand out more?
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Linda Zaff Architecture, P.C.
To add to brickln's comment, if you could remove the asphalt driveway - or wanted to decrease its area, I think a separation between the driveway and the sidewalk to the front door would increase the focus on the house and front door. A 3' to 4' wide planted area would give the house some breathing room. If you wanted to do that, the carport might have to go as well, although, depending on the zoning requirements, you might be able to replace it with a freestanding carport (detached from the house). Check the zoning ordinance for setback requirements and other applicable laws first. A planting strip in that area would also provide an opportunity to add fence in that location - if you like the idea of fencing the front yard. In that case, your sidewalk could be separated from the public sidewalk with a gate and be part of the more private front yard (See Princeton Road house below). A front porch could be nice and would give the house a whole new character, but check the zoning ordinance for requirements that might affect that type of addition and fence construction.
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brickln
I agree that the new hardscape detracts. With the walkway matching the sidewalk and a double width driveway, it's like pedestrians are led to your front door. Which will be a good thing when you turn your pumpkin shell into an inn, Peter, Peter :)
Bricking the walkway or even just edging it in brick will clarify that a bit. Wrapping around the enclosed porch and swapping out the first floor windows for French doors will allow privacy and light, and still leave room in front for pretty landscaping.
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J. White Handyman, Design & Construction commented on a discussion: How to make buider blah exterior more attractive?
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paigepars
Thank you to all... especially Linda for including the sketch. I had pinned a pic with a trellis, but you showed me how it could look on this house.

Love the window box idea except have no green thumb and wonder what to plant there and how to keep it watered when we travel a lot.

Agree to more custon garage door and love the wooden ones. Thanks for pointing out windows on garage door would accentuate that door is not centered.

Yes, to the larger lantern and definitely on painting the front door a brighter color.

I had already determined the shutters were too small and spotted a house with window accents above including a crown.

You all are great!
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J. White Handyman, Design & Construction
My pleasure! Please post a photo of your finished gem!
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