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How to turn this ugly duckling home exterior into a swan?

mschramm1January 7, 2013
I am planning a addition to my house and want to figure out how to transform the exterior look into something beautiful. I like traditional and craftsman styles. The window on the right was originally a one car attached garage. I am thinking of stretching this sideways to be a two car garage. It probably will need a new roof as well so a totally new color scheme is possible. What can I do to fix this dog? Replace the ugly white metal columns?, stone veneer accents? Thanks!
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Add white shutters, and new, bold front porch pillars. Freshen the landscaping with some color and fresh mulch. Replace cement walkway with large stepping stone? Paint chimney white to match new painted shutters.
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 8:47PM
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Interiors International, Inc.
You need an architect. They will be able to come in with ideas that you would never think of in a million years. They will also know how far you can go within your proposed budget. If I were you I would interview a couple. You are not going to get the kind of advise you need here. There are many talented people here but you need to ask a pro.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 8:53PM
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Many companies that specialise in extension work have excellent designers who will help you with your design if you did not want the expense of an architect. It is amazing how many facades they can put on one house. A totally different roofline will have a huge impact on it too, but like Interiors International said, this is one time you do need a pro, you will be spending too much money not to get it right.
    Bookmark   November 9, 2014 at 4:35AM
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Charles Ross Homes
Your project will benefit immensely from consulting a professional.

Remodeling is very different from new construction in that you have many existing conditions as constraints in addition to the budget. A remodeling design/build company is your best bet to recommend the scope of work you can achieve within your budget.
1 Like    Bookmark   November 9, 2014 at 5:03AM
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This post is almost 2 years old in case anyone is interested......
1 Like    Bookmark   November 9, 2014 at 5:30AM
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@mschramm1 So what did you end up doing? Pics?
    Bookmark   November 9, 2014 at 6:07AM
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