urban greenModern Exterior, Minneapolis
This LEED for Homes, 2,250-square-foot, three-bedroom house with detached garage is nestled into an 42-foot by 128-foot infill lot in the Linden Hills neighborhood. It features an eclectic blend of traditional and contemporary elements that weave it into the existing neighborhood fabric while at the same time addressing the client’s desire for a more modern plan and sustainable living.
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Be Upfront About Your NumberIt’s helpful to be honest about your budget with the professionals you contact. Pros typically work with clients whose budgets are within a certain range. (Sometimes a pro’s range can be found on his or her Houzz profile.) If you fall in love with a pro whose projects start at $50,000, but you have $5,000 to spend, you’re probably not a match. Some homeowners pay a high-end designer to create the initial plan, only to realize later that the products and materials suggested are out of range. Homeowners without constrained budgets may be afraid to be too forthcoming for fear that pros will push them to spend more than they would like. That’s where checking references and finding people you can communicate with comes in. In the process of vetting the pros you are considering, you will find reputable people who will not push you but will use your target number to help guide your plan.
Celebrate your house number. This is one of the most elaborate ways to announce an address I’ve ever seen; there are much easier ways to have your numbers pack a design punch. You can scoop up inexpensive stencils or numerals in a variety of fonts. This is an easy DIY project even for DIY-challenged folks like me. Check out more house number ideas
1. Statement sign. Not for the faint of heart, to be sure, but on the right house (which would probably be a modern one), a large address sign like this one can look stunning. No one will have any trouble finding your house with this in the front yard.