Inspired by other Craftsman homes, the homeowners chose a soft sage green to cover the patchwork of aluminum, vinyl, and wood-shingle siding. They added dimension by painting the window and door frames dark hunter green, then surrounding them with crisp white trim.
To warm up the existing cold concrete slab, the homeowners laid red-stained mahogany decking on top and tacked simple white fascia boards to the front and sides, giving the space the look of a new wood deck. Stockier wood posts replaced rusted-out thin metal poles, visually anchoring the front of the home and adding period-appropriate detail. An Arts and Crafts-style overhead light took the place of two small sconces that previously flanked the door.