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Old 01-12-2017, 05:39 PM  
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You didn't give us hints like what budget you had in mind or what your skill level is.


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Maybe a touch of color by replacing / repainting the shutters and the door. Other than that; flowers, flowers, flowers. Tulips and daffodils add an instant splash of color for not much money or effort.


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This is vinyl siding with wood around the window and wood corners that give it a little better look. The latest is to use wood thick enough to have a dado on the side to hide the J trim. The shingle look on the gable is also vinyl.
When you first see houses like this it fools the eye and tends to hide the fact that it is vinyl.
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ID:	13346 maybe something like this over the garage? I'm in the range of $750-$1k for exterior upgrades.
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Any recommendations on cleaning up that exposed foundation? I'm very much a rookie when it comes to my skill level.
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The light doesn't look all that bad, just the location. Should have been one on each side of the garage door.
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Maybe a touch of color by replacing / repainting the shutters and the door. Other than that; flowers, flowers, flowers. Tulips and daffodils add an instant splash of color for not much money or effort.
I agree! Plant flowers. It's not hard and not expensive. And it will look good in the on-line photos!
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The light doesn't look all that bad, just the location. Should have been one on each side of the garage door.
I agree. I think the size is pretty alright too; much bigger and it'd look weird, like "What's up with the giant spotlight over the garage? Is there a problem around here with people breaking into garages?"
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Bigger shrubs in front of the picture window to the left. Maybe boxwood? They don't need to come up six feet or anything, but even coming up to the bottom of the window would give a sense of privacy and security that those little cabbage-sized shrubs do not.

Not sure what else I can think of...an angled flagpole off the front of the house maybe?

In general I think the house looks very nice.


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