We are looking for ideas to improve the exterior elevation and curb appeal of our uniquely styled home without "ripping off the roof" and starting over. What can be done to improve and enhance without major construction, maybe the addition of an element to help unify things. We are also looking for a color scheme suggestion that takes into account the existing brick and how to treat such.
The house features a newer roof and we have been replacing the old vertical T-111 siding with horizontal Hardie lap siding. The structure is wood framed built in the late 1980's. All the windows are newer.
One design feature we would like to include is a hanging copper gas lantern in the front door area, assuming it makes sense. A picture of the light we already own is included.
Various thoughts and project musings for consideration:
- Replace front door/window?
- Find a treatment for the front door area (maybe add shingles)?
- How to address different roof lines? Maybe a trellis structure would help unify the different heights.
- What to do with brick - paint, color or white wash?
- Add a small patio area on the front?
- New color scheme - we do not like the grays with pink brick.
- Remove the French door roof?
- How best to incorporate the tree or should we lose it?
Thank you for considering our submission. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions.