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Old 02-03-2010, 05:40 PM  
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Default 70's Duplex Needs updating

I was looking for some other's opinions on a project I may be tackling.

So this is our house, built in the 70's they are starting to look really dated. The inside has been remodled and actually is pretty nice.

The last project was taking out the last of the wrought iron (man i hate that stuff)





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Jeff, nice job on the update and welcome to House Repair Talk.



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Thanks, I ment to post more to actually ask a question, but I was limited to the pictures I can attach.

Now I would really like to update the outside
Currently:

I took out all the bushes in front of our house and put in grass and a little row of boxwood that will grow into a hedge (inspiration photochop)

Now it's time to tackle the paint and or the bricks.
Here are some ideas I have rolling around in my head:
Resurfacing the bricks:

Replace brick with stacked stone:

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Or my latest thought at about 1/3 the cost of materials


Any thoughts on which one would be best/other options?

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I would start out by painting the brick, see what it looks like. Then, if you don't like it, change it to full stone. The half does not give it the pillar support look it needs. My 2 cents.

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What color would you paint the bricks?

We are also considering trying to paint all the darker color something else, any ideas what would be an updated color?

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Your the folks with the photoshop, try what you like.
I like Earth tones myself, you may like something else.
Have fun with it, it is a nice house.

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lol, why didn't I think of that, lol.

Ideally I think we would like a light (almost lime) green with white trim and a chocholate accent color.

I tried a PS but the colors just look weird, lol.

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I like it but if your moving away from the 70 decorum I would avoid anything that mite be perceived as avocado or lime green.

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I took a few pictures of some inspiration I saw today





I think this is my favorite



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