Highlighted Craftsman Details: After

Paint: After checking out other Craftsman houses in the area, Aaron settled on a muted mustard hue—"it was different from my neighbors, but not too different"—accented by white trim and a barn-red door.

Siding: In addition to finding wood clapboards and shingles under the beat-up aluminum, Aaron discovered remnants of Craftsman-style trim work above the windows and porch. He designed replacements, then filled in any missing siding with redwood.

Porch: Chunky, tapered columns and painted railings fit much better stylistically than the old iron.

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