Would libe some ideas on how to modernise our home without rendering. Trying to achieve a cottage vibe but unsure how.
any colour suggestions gor fence, windows windows, eaves and guttering would be appreciated.
Yes painting your trims a darker colour would look fabulous, what a unique house, I think a darker colour fence would look beautiful and more stylish
I’m glad you’re not rendering. It would be criminal to cover that brick.Are you open to removing the add on porch thing?You cottage vibe would be best achieved by a cottage garden. And I’d paint the trims in a dark colour.
ThankS for your reply. the porch is the original verandah. i want to restore but not sure how. could we still have white picket fence if i went dark trim?
Really like this look but our brick is much darker and redder don’t know if it would work.
if i went dark windows (thinking monument) what colour femce would you suggest?
Red brick house facade.
Facade ideas on new house.
SUGGESTIONS TO MODERNIZE/RE-HAUL DRAB 70'S FRONT FACADE/HOME
Wanting some Reference to modern facade that has 2nd story setback
I would consider replacing your curtains in the two front rooms with double roller blinds or other horizontal blinds
Thanks everybody. what dark colour would you guys be thinking? monument, woodland grey or night sky.
Any of those colours would look great, then just to confuse the issue , this lighter grey looks lovely also, I love the darker colour with red brick, very stylish
Oh so cute, lovely ideas.A path with roses.
Where is the front door, I can’t see it. ?
I like Woodland Grey in your circumstances but you’re not limited to Colourbond colours. You can pick any colour you like.
I just love red brick with dark trims as per Julie's pics. I have seen places completely transformed by painting the trims dark.
thanks gor all suggestions. Julies pics are looking good. greate taste! just hoping i can pull this off! we will probably go with woodland grey
You say you want to go modern , so I'd do both lots of windows in monument -- the angled ones I'd do the infill panels in monument too . The sills are already a darker shade , and against the reddish brick it will look smart , more modern , but not too modern IMO .
I know a lot of people like the gutters to be the same as the roof , but if doing the windows monument or similar , I'd do the same on the gutters and the cap around the peak .
As nice as everything is , one think I personally don't like it the peak in brick . Theres something a bit 'funny' there -- they look a bit darker , and even look as though they are slightly taller ? Anyway , you have said more modern , so I'd paint those bricks ( just in the peak ) in an off-white , even something with a faint steelblue tinge . I don't like painted brick in itself , but I feel it would look smarter and suit your brief better than the existing tones .
And one final touch -- do a low 'planter' right across the front , only needs to be 100-150mm tall . That could be rendered IMO ( in the off-white or whatever you do the peak in ) , or even more bricks and painted . Being at ground level , I suspect painted brick will need more maintanence than the 'peak' , render will probably be cheaper , but it would risk mixing eras too much , so your choice . And then plant in your choice of plants -- I'd go a mix of grasses and red leaved and yellow leaved and green leaved low shrubs , a cactus or two , maybe bark or white stone -- low maintanence but adds life and colour and interest .
I'm loving this window style. I feel like it gives the house an instant modern look. I noticed the windows with the first glimpse.
Forgot to add. You can also get an acid wash on your bricks. I think its just called brick cleaning. We did it on a Red brick fenced and woow it turned out like new. So fresh and the colour was just so vibrant. Example:
Normally I like clean , but as the bricks already have ( or at least appear to have ) a mixed tone , I'd embrace that , and go for character as opposed to clean and crisp -- just shows we are all different ! As long as its not going green , I'd leave it natural .