Shutters? a Porch? Colors? Farm house help!?

KarlMessnerOctober 27, 2011

In the 70's they replaced the 85 double hung windows on the front with casement window. Now, it's time to remodel the outside.

I'm thinking a wrap around porch with roof will take up some of the ugly space between first and second floor windows.

* Can I do shutters? would that look stupid since they wouldn't actually cover the windows?

* What color scheme would work with white trimmed windows?

* I'm planning on putting a stone entrance gate at the bottom of the driveway, so it WILL look nice someday, but I'm at a loss for color schemes, etc.

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    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 10:15PM
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I would definitely not do shutters because in my opinion, shutters that aren't (at least feasibly) functional look tacked-on. Also, shutters will only make your windows look wider and more horizontal.

I think a full-width/wraparound front porch would be fantastic! How old is the house? Is it possible it had a front porch at some point?

Attached is a photo that might help you visualize how a big porch would look on a house somewhat similar to yours...

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 7:52PM
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