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Old 08-01-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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My house was built in the 80's. It is a 1 1/2 story chalet style with cedar siding and the trim is painted dark brown however it has no character.

The side facing the road is the one that needs help. In fact the first impression is that the house is just plain ugly. Does anyone have any suggestions for inexpensive improvements that would make the place look better, minor changes, maybe a different color trim, shutters, anything that may help. The place is for sale and first impressions are very important.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:41 PM   #2
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You need some punches of colour. I would start with some large planters on the balcony. Duplicate them on the armour stone on the driveway. Mums will be around soon. Yellow is good for splashes of colour but is overwhelming if overused.
How about a large wall decoration on the white wall under the balcony. Check out nurseries for discounts ..maybe a clock or barameter

Don't over do it


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