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ryanb4614 02-28-2013 07:11 AM

outside ideas for house
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Hello. I remodeled the first floor of the house entirely. I still have the basement and outside to do. The picture is the front of the house. I need some ideas. It needs major work and curb appeal. Removed two large tree in the front that were covering the entire house last year. Will post back of the house later.

kaschmid3 02-28-2013 09:04 AM

Curb appeal I'd great but u have to like it it's your house I would look at pictures get an idea of what h wsnt and see if plausible

brockmiera 02-28-2013 10:01 AM

For my personal taste, those older metal window / door canopies have to go. Paint the shudders white to match the rest of the trim work. Paint the front door.

Mort 02-28-2013 10:56 AM

It needs some color, perhaps a rose bush or something of that nature. Rip out that shrubbery you have now and go for a big flower bed right in front.

Maybe also some bushes or something lining the yard right next to the driveway.

kaschmid3 02-28-2013 11:05 AM

I would get rid of bushes and aluminum awnings and shutters. What kind of siding is that ( aluminum asbestos wood? Maybe of do some vinyl raised panels on bay window reside even if just the front or done paint

brockmiera 02-28-2013 11:10 AM

you could move those hedges out closer to the street / sidewalk. then make a path from your front door to the street / sidewalk with an opening in the hedges. Maybe a nice arched arbor with flowering vines.

brockmiera 02-28-2013 11:14 AM

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Just a thought

Dorado 02-28-2013 11:16 AM

A sheltered front door is functional - I'd keep it. I don't think I'd want my front yard to look very different from the others on the street. If everyone to both sides of you have nothing but grass then I'd go easy on the embellishments.

ryanb4614 02-28-2013 11:26 AM

Thank you for all the replies. Great ideas. The awnings will be coming off. I am putting new windows in after winter. Also would like to widen the driveway so we can have one car parked in the garage and be able to pull out. I am also thinking of possibly adding a gable roof over the front.

The bow/bay Window I am confused about. Inside I can walk under the opening. There is no ledge inside. It may just be a picture Window with two one the side?

kaschmid3 02-28-2013 11:38 AM

It's most likely one window with cables holding together on inside

ryanb4614 03-01-2013 06:44 AM

That's what I figured I can see any screws or anything. So is this a bay or a bow? On the outside they have an ugly tat roof over this Window. I will have to have a professional install this one. I had the windows in the back of the house replaced by a company. And they capped the outside. Very disappointed of how it looks. The caulked all around the capping into the brick and just looks sloppy the white caulking into the brick. Not sure if I can remove it. I installed one Window on the side and I have to cap it any suggestions capping with brick?

kaschmid3 03-01-2013 06:50 AM

Bay. A bow is made of 4 or 5 of same size windows more of a circle

kaschmid3 03-01-2013 12:01 PM

Either caulk or u have to grind out notch in mortar line for flashing and re mortar it

Dave Sal 03-01-2013 10:36 PM

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Agree with the others about losing the awning over the door. But it would probably appear barren and stark, so perhaps a nice replacement would be in order. Matching copper lights, or wrought iron, on either side of the door would pull the look together nicely as well.

Fix'n it 03-02-2013 07:52 AM

i seen a house where they added one of these(wth is it called ?) to the front of the house. it made a NICE difference.

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