Brick Foursquare After Photoshop Redo
Her first suggestion: Whitewash the brick, which would brighten the facade and porch and disguise mismatched brick on the house and columns. To lighten the facade's heaviness, she recommends adding a second window to each side of the doorway, though it's a tricky (and pricey) prospect for a brick house. Other proposed changes include installing a durable metal roof with a graceful "eyebrow" arch to draw attention to a new Craftsman-style front door.
Leslie, the homeowner, says she's having the brick repointed this spring—a good time to think about painting it and to consider further upgrades