There will be a single timber joining the cladding and pillar post (area circled in red). Not sure to continue this as cladding, render, or keep as a timber which can be painted to match. Attached some photos for reference. Thank you!
Paint it white to match the rest of the eaves.
Can't opt for 1 because unfortunately there will be a joining piece due to how the trusses/frame was designed.
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Paint it the white colour above door so it ties in with the white eave detail
Are you talking about the infill above the front door? Or part of the fascia?
Part of the fascia. There is a timber piece joining the cladding and pillar post.
Just an overall comment -- the whole design looks tooooo generic , and too dark IMO .
I'd personally do the door with 3 or 4 glass panes -- two main reasons -- firstly , I don't like the door being vertical , and the garage horizontal , but also a solid door sort of says 'I have something to hide' , which is the opposite to the large front window right next to it .
Even little things like the light on the pillar being good , but it needs one the other side of the garage to balance it , again just my opinion .
The front is almost all dark , the gable is just a continuation , and then so is the roof .
It's your place , not mine , but I would have gone something like off-white render but with the gable being horizontal timber the same as the garage door , the pillar in a charcoal flat stacked slate , the entry lobby the only place with darker contrast render , and obviously a bright red door with 4 wide narrow glass panes ( a red door is a bit of an in-joke ) .
R u sure this is needed. Why can’t it all be one level?
Hi pottsy99, thanks for the suggestions!
When you say too generic, do you mean the design has been used too many times or the overall look is too generic with colours etc? I know that Monument cladding is very common, but I haven't really seen this particular house design around. It's definitely on the less common side where I'm located.
I agree with the door, I'm thinking of having a full glass panel door, considering there is no side light, too.
The pillar light is a good point, but I personally like keeping things minimal.
I did try to balance the darks with a white render and American Oak garage (American Oak is a lighter timber look than the one pictured). I think there will be a nice contrast of colours. The darkest colour is basically monument, which in sunlight doesn't look too dark.
Would be keen to see your version of colours in a 3D render, it is difficult to imagine, especially with a bright red door :D
Hi @Kate, it wasn't necessary, I preferred it to be one level, but the house was already designed with that step so it is too late now to change.
If you drive through a 'new' suburb , 3 out of 4 houses will look similar to yours . Most of them will have 1 feature that tries to make it different to the neighbours . Yours has a garage across half the width , a gable , a large window , a small standard entrance . Generic , with no real differentiating features except arguably the wood .
Monument is nice , but IMO you use it to highlight features , not as a main colour . and while you say about it not being too dark on a sunny day , I'd plan for something that doesn't look too dark most of the time . The irony is if you are a really sunny climate so it looks better longer , it will be hotter .
Hi all, which door do you like best? Note that there is no sidelight so a glass option would perhaps make more sense
Can the whole panel above the door be glass and keep the door as shown. Also could the pillar between the door and garage be rendered?
Can you show a picture of your facade. I see brick on earlier image.
Something like this
Love the suggestion, @siriuskey! But might be too late now unfortunately. We had already painted the joint between the cladding and pillar post in monument as it was overhanging too much to match with the white eaves
Took these pics today, Kate :)
I like the glass panel suggestion and door 1 .
Your entrance is looking dark and unwelcoming and too late to add glass above the door? Maybe it would have been a good idea to extend the cladding down and around into the entrance on the RH wall and lighten the other walls
Having looked at your house again I have just realized what I think is wrong, the cladding should be full height, ie covering that whole section of wall, working around the windows. ( As touched on above) As it is I feel I'am looking at a post WW2 house to a degree
Hi Siriuskey, do you mean the cladding section? That is unfinished. It is yet to be painted. The LHS will be in monument, and the render around the door and the RHS will be in whitish render
Trying to choose a garage colour now...
I see problems on several levels , although I am biased in that I don't like either .
IMO the two sides of the house look like they are fighting each other .
I like the wrmth that wood brings , but then that conflicts with the starkness of the charcoal . The charcoal door looks wrong with the light surround , but also makes the whole front look too dark too .
Your place , your choice , but I've already outlined my colour thoughts
Opt 1 - makes it look more mid century modern
Just paint it ceiling white
I thought that the whole dark front should be done in cladding not half and half
Another option is a window above the door.