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post #16 of 29
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Funny you said that. We bought the house off of greek diner owners who moved back to Greece. When we were looking at the house, every closet had a hat or t-shirt that said 100% Greek and the garage had a "parking for greeks only" sign. Really nice people though.
I think we are going to get wood doors. I assume we will need matching wood shutters?
post #17 of 29
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Funny you said that. We bought the house off of greek diner owners who moved back to Greece. When we were looking at the house, every closet had a hat or t-shirt that said 100% Greek and the garage had a "parking for greeks only" sign. Really nice people though.
I think we are going to get wood doors. I assume we will need matching wood shutters?

Yes, a very good idea. Not that much of an expense for quite a good look, then obviously when you can afford it, landscaping. It has a lot of potential. Is that your first home? What Hany posted would very much be in the style of that kind of home and would add a lot of depth and character. But, as someone else said, it looks like you're in the northern or midwest part of the country so it might be a little out of style, but if you don't care about that, then what Hany posted is an excellent though expensive suggestion.
post #18 of 29
It's a really nice house. A nice addition you may want to add is a single piece of glass for the big window in the front. I don't know how costly it would be, but a large window that overlooks the foyer of a home can really add to it's looks. Do you guys have a chandelier in your foyer?
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It's a really nice house. A nice addition you may want to add is a single piece of glass for the big window in the front. I don't know how costly it would be, but a large window that overlooks the foyer of a home can really add to it's looks. Do you guys have a chandelier in your foyer?

Yes you need to do something about that. The scale between the door and the glass is confusing.
post #20 of 29
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Yes you need to do something about that. The scale between the door and the glass is confusing.

Well, this is our first house and we have only been in a month. The previous owners had these rose bushes in front which are really nice when in bloom but bare when not. So we have to pull those out and will have a lot of landscaping to do (bushes, mulch, etc). When we get a chance we will get a new door (natural wood as you guys recommended).
post #21 of 29
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Well, this is our first house and we have only been in a month. The previous owners had these rose bushes in front which are really nice when in bloom but bare when not. So we have to pull those out and will have a lot of landscaping to do (bushes, mulch, etc). When we get a chance we will get a new door (natural wood as you guys recommended).

Congratulations on the first home. I got my first place a little less than a year ago and it's a great feeling.

I think in the type of climate that you're in, an evergreen that can grow quite large and be beautifully manicured would suit your house. It will give depth to a fairly flat looking front add year round color. That isn't terrible expensive and it will make a huge difference. Also consider making a path from the front all the way to street.
post #22 of 29
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Congratulations on the first home. I got my first place a little less than a year ago and it's a great feeling.

I think in the type of climate that you're in, an evergreen that can grow quite large and be beautifully manicured would suit your house. It will give depth to a fairly flat looking front add year round color. That isn't terrible expensive and it will make a huge difference. Also consider making a path from the front all the way to street.

Congrats to you too!!! Yeah, one thing at a time. Just made my first mortgage payment today. Ouch!
post #23 of 29
The first thing you should be doing at that house is some landscaping.
post #24 of 29
Step # 1 of landscaping is to evaluate your exposures. Using that information, planting strategically can help to reduce your energy bills: consider planting deciduous trees in front of southern facing walls. They provide shade in the summer but let the sun shine through in the winter. Evergreens are good for privacy or for providing year round shade. Ivy (grown on a trellis usually) can be used for shade or even to add a small amount of insulation to an exterior wall.
post #25 of 29
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The first thing you should be doing at that house is some landscaping.

I'm thinking a nice gravel driveway
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I'm thinking a nice gravel driveway

Man you're really pounding this one into the ground.
post #27 of 29
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Man you're really pounding this one into the ground.

?????
post #28 of 29
You can try a teal or turqoise color. Maybe even sea green.
post #29 of 29
I did a creamy colored stucco with like a hunter green.
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