Most of our stage 1 renovation budget for the new house is going into the interior so that it is clean and functional for us and our new babies. However; I couldn’t help but make a few little tweaks to the exterior to liven up the front of the house. Here is what it looks like now….
Landscaping has to wait for the time being but a little paint I think is going to make a world of difference. I plan on having the siding on dormers painted a light gray as well as the walls inside the portico by the door. I found a great color for the door after mom , sarah (the shop manager & my design assistant) looked at a few.
The colors are called French Silver (siding) by Behr and Juniper Breeze (front door) by Behr. All the trim will be pure white and I am looking into black shutters for the windows. I think these little touches will add some coziness to the front of the house and some dimension.
Eventually hubby and I envision a white picket fence around the yard and either a front porch the length of the house or some lovely landscaping. The other item we are going to invest in this fall are 2 trees for the front yard. We are thinking a crape myrtle and an oak tree.
Follow along with the progress of our 2 months, 2 babies, 1 house blog series here. This week is going to be exciting the paint and wall paper removal starts and gutting the kitchen and opening up the walls so be sure to check back this week or on Facebook to see the progress!