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udate red brick ranch house

Posted by horsemom1 (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 12, 12 at 22:01

I am hoping for some ideas on how to update the front of our ranch house. add a porch? paint? new gable? low brick wall? Any ideas would be helpful. I am getting some great landscape ideas in the garden forum..they suggested I try here as well.

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RE: udate red brick ranch house

An inexpensive fix would be to paint the shutters and front door. I would go white with the shutters, the dark really doesn't do much to set off your windows and makes them (shutters) appear too narrow. You can do this yourself with spray paint.

For your front door to stand out try aqua, yellow, or sage. You don't want anything too neon, and I wouldn't paint it red, not enough contrast with your brick, which appears more orange-red from the distance. What colors are you attracted to? Interior decor and what you wear will give you clues.

I wouldn't do a porch. Add some color with a large planter or two and in your landscape.

Your home is lovely, you don't need much!

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