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Need help to change the exterior of my client's home
jody trail
December 29, 2012 in Design Dilemma
How can we change the exterior of this home
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apple_pie_order
Prune the shrubs or change the landscaping. Do you have bigger photos? Have they settled on a budget?
December 29, 2012 at 6:49AM   
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jody trail
they are going to change landscaping. They have a good budget for outside. any ideas?
tx Jody
December 29, 2012 at 6:54AM   
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dlkerscher
The picture is a little small but the first thing that jumps out at me is the entry...it needs to have more substance.
December 29, 2012 at 7:00AM   
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jody trail
I agree-change to colomns
December 29, 2012 at 7:05AM   
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apple_pie_order
I'd change the hardscape and landscaping to something more dramatic. That needs a landscape designer. See if there's a landscape designer in your climate zone who has photos on houzz.
December 29, 2012 at 7:06AM   
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Dar Eckert
Way too much roof and shrubs. The entry needs work, larger columns some interest at top either with open beams or curved ceiling and hanging lamp. Maybe a gable and window on the roof to the right of the entry. Paint siding more interesting color.

December 29, 2012 at 7:07AM   
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Positive Space Design
Columns should be removed and roof over front door should be replaced with a more curved roof to somewhat neutralize the sharp angles from the rest of the roof, maybe even a flat roof with wide white columns. (Pic 1) A neutral coat of a very light beige or grey would look nice with the color of the existing roof. (2nd pic house color). White bold trim around existing widows. Scattered foliage and shrubs throughout the driveway and pavers (Picture 1&3). I also think the addition of pavers would assist to further seperate the driveway from the lawn.
That house has good potential.
December 29, 2012 at 7:52AM     
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cyn222
Prune, add some rock garden accents, create landscaping beds that meet up with driveway but do not line fully. Change color of brown on house. Very drab color, Beautiful home.
December 29, 2012 at 3:40PM   
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fabia
Without more info and the budget, I couldn,t comment. Is this your clients, house?
December 29, 2012 at 4:02PM   
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