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Front porch somewhat fixed....

Postby Scott NC » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:54 pm

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Did what I could for now. The elephant ear trees should start
growing quickly. Will definitely be getting the Fatsia Japonica.
And adding some stuff as we go....money prevailing;) Image


Hope the elephant ears turn close to this...................Image


Any opinions on keeping the brown entrance boards brown? Or would a grey
be a better option. As you can see from the beams and such, the whole house is the redwood color. So the grey may be too much. I dunno.
Throw me out some ideas!
Sorry for the unclear pictures.


BEFORE:
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TODAY:
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Finally nice to look outside and not see a blur and a pit.

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Postby egads » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:05 pm

You could pump it up temporarily (until the foliage fills in) with a sculptural object. Something found, not bought. Some driftwood, a hunk of metal, even a car part.

I do think a charcoal color as an accent, would be a good foil for the brick. Here's a quote from a "Ranch house" paint sample brochure:

If your home has brick, this will be the most important feature determining the exterior color scheme. For white, tan or copper brick, blend the body color in. Don't blend the body color into red brick - you will never match the color/ Use a contrasting color instead.

But of course being in triage mode, repainting the entire house is probably not on your current list. But getting rid of the red should be your ultimate goal.

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Postby scowsa » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:11 pm

There is actually a middle ground solution between "clear sheets placed over a line drawing of a house" and Photoshop.

When we were deciding color combinations for our exterior I used Sherwin Williams Visualizer tool



As you will see, it allows you to test potential combinations on a drawings of different house types (which I used) but one can also upload a photo of your own house. This choice requires more steps as you then need to mask areas etc. which is shown in a demo video.
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Postby dani » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:00 am

so far looks good! do you have a picture from a little further back? so we can see more of the front of the house? that may help determine which way to go. I am also a fan of Darker... or drift wood. either one would make it pop.

I am currently on break (literally) from planting at our house. The goal in the next few months is to wrap up all the landscape. That includes the courtyard, which is my most challenging area.

It took 1 and a half years of "stewing" to decide what to do. I'll be posting pics before and after... when we are done :)

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Postby Scott NC » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:29 pm

Well after looking at The Norton House in the real estate section on LL,
I jumped on the grey for the porch. You all were right. I put down a bit darker grey, but there just wasn't enough contrast. That spot needs to be brighter. I actually had it grey 3 years ago, but it was still just a hole next to it with dirt. So it didn't look right then. I think it contrasts well with the rocks, plants, brick, and redwood. eh?
Still need to do a bit of work in the rock bed. Don't mind the bird house in there.....I just put it in there for sh*ts and giggles;) Got an old fish tank pump in a 1 gallon pot recirculating water right behind the brown potter. Nice relaxing sound for visitors. Finally people that come to the door are looking to their right instead of straight at the door. haha.
Once again, I wish the pics were clear(my focus drive went out of alignment).

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NORTON HOUSE:
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Postby Planner Dude » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:45 am

I like the mod bird house!

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Postby lowered couch » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:02 pm

looks awesome! the turquoise door and marble chips really pop! the light grey was a good choice :cheers:


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