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Need help to make a boring exterior look better

athomas4October 27, 2012
I need ideas. My home exterior, especially around the front and sides look very boring. What do I need (besides shutters)?
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S. Thomas Kutch
Shutters would nice, add some color. Large trim around the windows and doors and some landscaping and hardscaping.
    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 5:26AM
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Changing the color of the siding and 'beefing up' the window trims would be quite dramatic. as S. Thomas Kutch suggested.

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    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 5:47AM
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 7:36AM
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Without adding any plants or shutters or trim, get some paint and go for some contrast, right now all the colors are light and they blend together. Your house looks beige on my monitor; get some dark chocolate brown paint, and paint the garage doors, the second floor balconey, the supports and the porch floor. Paint your front door a deep brownish red. Paint the porch ceiling a light blue to keep bugs away. Then step back and look at it and see if you still want to add trim and shutters and landscaping!
    Bookmark   October 27, 2012 at 8:11AM
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Thanks all for the great suggestions! I love the trim and color suggestions.
1 Like    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 5:45AM
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add outdoor lights aswell a path way to the main door wth lights and pebbles. good luck
    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 5:59AM
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Susan Friedman Landscape Architecture
Your home has a lot of style and therefore potential to create beautiful curb appeal. Accentuate the front entry using a walkway with materials that blend with the color and style of your home. May want to add a secondary walkway connection to the driveway. Keep view to front door open and inviting. Soften the foundation with low/medium size shrubs. Frame the home with taller plants toward the corners. Add groundcover or perennials to create layers, texture and seasonal interest. Low voltage lighting will create added beauty and drama at night.
    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 12:02PM
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Add higher plants near corners and put some color near the door. Nice home.
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 10:10PM
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