Help please to Improve Street Appeal to this small house!
How can we improve the street appeal of our home?
Improve street appeal
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With all due respect I am going to disagree with amonymousanne, and say painting everything white is completely wrong for this style of home. It is in the "Sydney School" style where the rustic nature of the brickwork and oregon beams make up part of the character of the home.
This style of your home is about organic texture and drama, so I would only paint what was previously painted, possibly in a Dulux colour called "Luck" which complements your brickwork beautifully, and is a deep brown/black colour similar to this photo. Your home may even be one of the much loved Pettit and Sevitt homes which are currently undergoing a revival in popularity if they have not been modernised beyond recognition.
However the paint is only secondary to the main issue which is your landscaping which is at odds with the architecture. The style of home is more suited to an informal, native Australian garden, rather than trimmed, box-shaped shrubs that look quite alien. Your landscaping should also draw the eye to your entry, the current landscaping is concealing it. Improving the landscaping is the key to improving the street appeal, and new paint, without new landscaping won't be enough to do it.
Best of luck,
of Dr Retro House Calls
jostew5, yes I would. You may like to join the "Pettit and Sevitt Owners and Friends Club" on Facebook to see how Dulux "Luck" looks with your brickwork.
As landscape makeover specialists, we also would agree with Dr Retro. A landscaping package utilising natural elements and native plants would absolutely enhance the architecture of your home, without actually changing anything regarding the exterior of your house. Our advice would be for you to obtain a quote and ideas from a licenced landscape business in your area. Good luck!
i would suggest you use the main features of the house, bricks and roof, what you have is a brown roof brown/mixed light brown bricks and mission brown gutters . so that is saying too much brown , i would suggest you change the gutters fascia and eaves. look at perhaps a colour bond colour ( cream, domain,paperback etc) or look at your dulux colour chart also try the visualiser .why are those 3 bushes there? you want to display your home? new retaining wall, if your lawn is too much for you cut a bit out, border with some smaller flowering plants . best of luck