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Old 03-07-2016, 03:47 PM   #1
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Modernize my house exterior, need ideas


My house was built in 1986 and I've recently put new vinyl siding and roof. However, I'm looking to add some exterior touches to make it look more like a "newer" home. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:53 PM   #2
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Looks fine the way it is to me.
Might want to add a tree out in the yard away from the house.

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I agree with Joe. I think it looks nice.
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thats a darn nice look'n house right there.

the only things i can see that would make it look better.
move or remove that tv antenna .
put a fancy looking chimney cap up there.
hire a good professional landscaper to come up with some designs.
those lights on either side of the garage door, find some nice and perhaps big replacements.
some pavers or rocks, whatever, to line the driveway.

i wish my house looked that good. love that garage door.
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+1

While it doesn't answer your question, throw me in the camp that thinks the home looks great now. I love the classic look.

I agree that landscaping is the best thing to spruce up the front of the home right now.
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In addition to landscaping, you could replace the top panel of you garage door with one that has windows. That would give you a different look
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Replace the pots each side of the garage door with small evergreen shrubs that grow no larger than about 18" diameter x 3' tall and possibly in front of the fireplace also.
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you could always paint the brick which is never ever a good idea . But at least you can hate me for suggesting it when you hate that you did it.
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Flowering shrubs.

Are you up north?

I think the garage door is a bit dark.

But, its beautiful as is.
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+1 on the great look.

The only thing I see is that everything about your house blends together. The color tones of the roof, trim, siding, and stone are all about the same giving your house just a bit of that boxy look. I'm thinking that if you were to lighten the color of the trim, gutters, and windows that would make the stone really pop. I"m a painter so of course that's what catches my eye. Then again, it does look great now so no need for drastic measures.
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Another vote for a great looking house....

If it was me, I'd be installing a row of 'Gas Lights' along the driveway. Of course you would use LED bulbs....but those old Gas Lights look great with a house like yours.
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Yep....the house is fine....your issue is the boring yard leading up to it.
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+1 on the great look.

The only thing I see is that everything about your house blends together. The color tones of the roof, trim, siding, and stone are all about the same giving your house just a bit of that boxy look. I'm thinking that if you were to lighten the color of the trim, gutters, and windows that would make the stone really pop. I"m a painter so of course that's what catches my eye. Then again, it does look great now so no need for drastic measures.
How about window trim and gutters white?
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How about window trim and gutters white?
White or an off-white that would compliment the siding color.
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This is your solution. You can thank me with a case of beer. Bells Two Hearted if you don't mind.
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