I am in the process of progressively renovating my house and am looking for ideas on how to update the external cream brick facade. Ideally I'd like a cost efficient approach as I'd rather invest my budget into other areas like the kitchen and laundry.
Already, I intend to replace all gutters and down-pipes (new down-pipe to run down the middle of the upstairs windows, as currently there is a downpipe in the cavity which causes moisture issues in the downstairs living area), remove the existing garage structure (all lightweight) and extend the lower level roof across and install a new garage door. I also plan to paint the window frames.
For updating the front brickwork I have identified the following options so far:
I'd be keen to hear of thoughts on the above, any other ideas, potential colours and how I could wrap the update around the back of the house.
Photos provided (the front garden is planned to be completely redone, with the palm trees coming out!)
Thanks in advance!