Please help. I have added 3 photos of our facade and can't choose between the 3. What are your opinions? Thanks
Middle for me as well, is it just a female thing?
1st - always best to avoid a dark roof
Middle photo, with the light render portico. The other dark render on porticos will fade depending on the orientation of your home.
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Middle for same reason as Dreamer
I would like to think not. My reasoning: to be able to drive up to a home that is fresh and welcoming, not dark and withdrawn.If the owner wants dark features, then maybe add timber features to give a welcoming warmth.
What colour driveway are you planning? And what type of landscaping? Consider the whole pic.
Thank you all. I was hoping you would all say the middle one as that was the one I was leaning towards.
Middle. Dark is depressing
Just a strange idea , but did you consider having some colour ?
At the very , very least I would consider a timber garage door and entrance door , probably in a redder cedar or similar tone against a lighter tone , whether the walls are brick or render .
The other slight thing with the 3 pictures -- the 2 with darker porticos have darker driveways , front walls , garage door , and even the roof in pic 3 . While you don't want to mix things too much , either all light grey or all dark grey is just so unimaginative IMO -- having some stone or even 'spot timber' on the front walls or portico or similar ( as well as the timber doors ) done 'intelligently' would add maybe $5k to the build , but take away the 'same old same old' vibe .
Middle one looks awesome
Thanks for all the feedback. Here are a couple more options? @pottsy99 We don't want to use timber in the facade as it needs a lot of maintenance. We have seen many homes with timber and unless you treat and stain it yearly it really looks bad. IMO Thanks for your ideas though. Our front door is aluminium. Driveway will be normal coloured grey concrete at this stage
Just my taste , but the last one is the best of the lot -- the contrast with the black or charcoal around the top , the grey brick and the white is not only pleasant , but is not like 80% of other new builds .
I have lots of natural timber , because I like it , but as well as being 'warm' , I like how it changes , and to spend half a day once every couple of years ( and routine cleaning like any material ) and $100 of stain isn't a great hassle .
It’s individual pref. I still like middle opt best the all white might be great in tropics not melb IMO.
With the 2 extra options, I like the white one best out of all 5. But then I'm a Qlder who loves white! I can't see if you have said where you are located John - looks like Kate is thinking it is Melbourne.
The fence looks like it is offwhite pillars and wooden slats -- I'd do the slats in charcoal to reference the charcoal trim in Option 5 . My personal preference is still to have timber doors , and the offwhite portico , to bring in some colour and warmth and the natural aspect , but predominately light with spots of charcoal would be preference #2 -- it just seems to suit the style IMO .
Another slight option may be to do the wooden fence slats in a cedar toned stain , but being more open , it tends to age quicker , and being a fence we seem to not clean or maintain it as regularly either , but having said that , a cedar stain touch-up with a 25mm brush each summer is an easy couple of hours .
As kate suggested it is important to know where you are building, perhaps adding a beige Portico
Yep , that'd certainly be my preference siriuskey -- grey , beige and Mission Brown , and roses and daffodils and pansies in the terraced garden , and a rail to tie the horses out the front too . . . . . . .
Ha! Ha! The last one has my vote as I love white on houses and I really love your bricks . Show us a photo when it is done and your plants are in .
I’m going with the first photo. I like the roof color being lighter but also the driveway color. In our neighbourhood lighter coloured driveways like ours look stained and marked with dirt and grime but we have one house in the street with a darker driveway and a darker garage door and it looks so much better and any dirt,stains, mould is hidden.
White for me
I like the middle one it looks fresh and light and the retaining wall that goes with it is the one that goes best. Good luck with whatever you choose; if you went with one of the darker schemes, green plantings will really pop against the dark so you can’t really go wrong . Enjoy the process.