powered by
Discussions
Photos
Products
Ideabooks
Discussions
Professionals
Users
Exterior Update
jckopecky
February 7, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I don't really like the outside of my house. It is my first home, and we have remodeled most of the inside. The soffet & facia (?) (everything but the brick) is a weird pinkish-beige- brown color. It is really ugly with the brick. The pictures aren't great--I'll upload more tomorrow. But what color(s) would you guys suggest? What about shutters? The picture that shows most of the house is from before we moved in, then there is the second picture that is close up so you can see the colors better.
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
rhanks1
The colors are really a personal choice. You should paint the front door, the side panels and the molding all the same color so it looks like one element. Paint the brick on the front a darker color, than the wood siding. In fact if you could replace the siding with a horizonal boards, even better. Paint the garage door the same as the front door. A couple shades darker than the brick and a different complimentary color. Paint the trim around the soffit same color as the wood siding. Paint the wood and brick the same color on the wall with the garage door. Add a wood panel underneath the window to the right of the front door so the overall dimension is the same size as the other window. Put paneled shutters on both windows with the shutters on the shorter window to be the full length of the window and panel. Build a brick planter on the right side of the porch Or buld a brick
raised flower bed the height of the highest step. Plant an ornament tree in between the two windows, and add an uplight on the tree. Add brick soilder bricks on the side of the drive way that is next to the lawn. If you get stuck on picking the colors, drive around your neighborhood, there is no shame in copying something that catches your eye.
February 7, 2013 at 10:48pm   
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
I've updated the exterior, how can I update the dial?
Ok, so you may have seen my clock in the before and...
Exterior Update Needed: 1980s Ranch Update
We are in the process of purchasing this ranch home...
Would like to update and design an updated entry way - exterior
Our house is tan with brown trim. I tried to update...
Update exterior, possibly paint brick exterior
We are doing some much need refreshing to this property....
How do we update the look of the exterior of this house?
Hi. We're looking for ideas on how to update the exterior...
More Discussions
Bay window or standard window?
Which do would you prefer for your house?
Need privacy screen for toilet
These are more pictures of a Master Bedroom/Bath in...
Colourful rug?
I want to add a rug to our living space. We have a...
Basement bathroom in a rental!
Hi all! We're renting this place and plan to be here...
Layout for Blank Slate
We have put in an offer on a smaller house, and I would...
People viewed this after searching for:
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.