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Old 12-04-2009, 07:44 AM   #1
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How can I create a more modern exterior?


I am completely into modern homes but do not have one at this point. I would like to make my home appear more modern on the exterior and I am open to all ideas including hardi board, wood planks etc but don't know where to start. Here is a picture of the house. Thanks
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:28 AM   #2
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you're right... John Lennon would have loved your place. way too much white.
the cheapest alternative is painting with attention to color co-ordination.
look around your neighborhood to get an idea what others have done.

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Old 12-04-2009, 10:11 AM   #3
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i definitely plan on painting! The white has been driving me nuts!
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:59 AM   #4
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is that half-brick? if so, i'd keep going with that, at least on that wall.
the hedges need help/replacement too.
i imagine a blueish/grey color with some accent trim ....color being... anyone?
what's on the exterior walls now?

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that is the only part of the entire house that is brick. the rest is concrete block.

I was thinking of running cedar boards in between the windows in the front. this would cover the brick though.
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but that's ok too, at least the whole front wall would match, yes?

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if i were any good at photoshop i would show you lol.. but basically if see how the brick is between the windows.. i would cover that up with cedar board... and then again in between the other windows..
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that'd look great, but lots of work. easier to paint....

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