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Old 08-12-2010, 11:33 AM   #1
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Need help with yellow brick bungalow

We are thinking of buying a yellow brick bungalow that was built in 1905. We just can't stand the exterior brick. It's a mid yellow color with inserts/accent brick along the front of a darker yellow/gold color. The trim is a moss green color. Anyone have suggestions on how to make it look better keeping with the Craftsman style? Not sure if we should paint it? If so, any suggestions on color??

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Old 08-12-2010, 01:53 PM   #2
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Painting the trim can make all the difference in the world. Unless the brick has already been painted, I would not paint it.


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Painting the bricks of a beautiful craftsman home like that is a HUGE mistake. I would go so far as to say that doing so could negatively affect the home's value. Plus you are creating future maintenance issues.

As stated, painting the wood windows and soffits can have a big impact on the overall look of the house. There are many books and websites devoted to historic Arts and Crafts colors.
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