powered by
Design Dilemma
Photos
Products
Ideabooks
Discussions
Design Dilemma
Professionals
Users

Need help with choosing how to refinish the front of my house

nross3531February 12, 2013
I think I have chosen a dark charcoal smoke vinyl split shake siding with the clay color trim. Please help!
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Dytecture
If budget allows I would re-clad the front portion with the same charcoal siding as well.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 8:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nross3531
I left that out, sorry. I am only residing the front portion. The clay color will remain due to budget. So the front will be changed to charcoal with clay trim. What do you think? Thanks!
    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 8:28AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
aniluap2
I like the colors but I think the front potion will look like it was stuck on. I think you should keep the siding color an trim the same on the entire house. Maybe with a jolt of color in the front door like a steel blue.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 8:32AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Interiors International, Inc.
Good grief match the rest of the house! Why would you want to get the same piece together look you have now? Just leave it the way it is and take the money and pay off something.
2 Likes    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 8:37AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nross3531
Thanks for you thoughts.
    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 8:47AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nross3531
Wood peckers have determined we need to reside the front, ;) currently that's cedar planks.
    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 8:48AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Jacqueline Grimes
The front doesn't really look like the front to me, from this angle. But have you considered a horticultural design change? That is, use flowers or artistic bushes or plants to outline the perimeter of your home. Speak with a professional landscaper or arborist for ideas.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 3:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nross3531
Landscaping will be completed after the siding. The dark portion needs insulated and is badly in need of a face lift. We don't want to put a ton of $ into this house because we may move in the next few years. I would greatly appreciate siding ideas. Thanks.
    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 4:22AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
aniluap2
I agree with everyone above you need to match the siding on the front to what is on the back to make the house look like both parts belong together. It will dramatically improve the appearance and make the house look twice as large. Paint your front door a contrasting color to emphasizes it so that people are aware that it is the entrance. Even if you just continue your low growing hedge accross the front,on the other side of the steps,and get 2 large pots, placed on either side of your bottom step filled with geraniums it will make a huge impact in brightening up the facade.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 7:12AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Straight A Builders, Inc.
You will need to change your overhangs to white to match the rest of the house also. If budget is restrictive, you could paint it a couple coats. The clay window frames should blend well enough with siding that matches the house, once you remove the cedar trim boards and get clay siding on that section. You would improve the house a lot to add overhangs/eaves on the main section too, but that is a bigger project, maybe for a future time.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 7:32AM
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Need Help Choosing Tile For My Fireplace
The house is a 1907 (?) San Franciscan, however I have...
Jordan Culver
I need help choosing siding for my house!
I am thinking of doing LP siding, but not sure whether...
danndolce
Need help choosing colors for my house exterior.
I am going for a traditional, but updated and fresh...
Susan Jacobs
Need help with front of my house
Ideas for decorating the house and landscaping
halinka
More Discussions
Will roller shades work for very wide windows?
The new house has lots of wonderful wide windows! ...
Melynda
Family room remodel
Need new window treatments for our TV room not just...
bethie381
Flooring Help!
We have an old house that is about 100 years old. We...
Angela Flotken
Floors for new homes
I am so confused! We love the concrete floors, but...
ronnie2joyce
Need advice - bedroom
I'm pretty happy with it but I also feel that maybe...
mmas4
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.