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
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: