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Katie
Changes for exterior - need ideas!

Hi everyone!  We are considering buying this house but I am not very thrilled about the looks of it.  What are some ideas you all have for making it have more curb appeal?  I really wish the two upper windows in the front was one big picture window.  I love big windows and lots of natural light!  Any ideas?

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Desiree
Re: Changes for exterior - need ideas!

This elevation has a lot of potetional. The key with homes like this is to simplify the appearance and make it cleaner. The easisest way to do that is of course with paint. Upgraded garage doors with decorative hardware, and possibly a contrasting tirim for long clean lines. I would also widen the front steps to the width of the porch and choose some more modern looking colums for its supports.  I have attached two before and after shots of similar elevations both I believe are from the show fixer upper. I hope this helps give you some inspiration for what a little work can make this into.

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