After: Charming and Roomy
The flush eaves are one of the first things he'd change. "They're not practical in our rainy climate because they can let water drip behind the siding," says Anderson. He would extend the eaves 2 feet and support them with Craftsman-style brackets, and also enlarge the entry porch, giving the entrance more weather protection and a roomier feel. Centering the windows boosts symmetry, while board-and-batten siding beneath the gable helps complete the bungalow look. Darla loves the proposed changes. "The style really fits our little neighborhood," she says. "It's just perfect."
Shown: Triple windows with Craftsman styling are the right scale, negating the need for shutters.