I love getting before & after’s from my readers! Recently we received a collection of photos and I’m starting by posting the exterior:
Here’s the email that came with it:
“I’m extremely happy with how everything has turned out!!While researching new windows I came across Maria’s blog, the post about black windows and what to watch out for.It turns out black would not have been the best choice for my home and I instead went with white windows among other things that I would never have chosen on my own.After reading a bit about windows and some other posts on the blog I decided to take a leap and pursue something I have always wanted to do….a complete remodel. Having Maria’s guidance helped tremendously!Thank you for all your help! I couldn’t be happier with the result.”
Here are the photos:
Our client wanted to move the house to a much fresher look. And she didn’t like how the wood stained interior shutters made the house look like a fortress.
PS. Think carefully before you choose shutters for the interior. They cut out the most amount of light and generally work best in a hot climate where you don’t mind because it’s sunny every day.
Since this brick home did not have substantial window trim, black windows would NOT have been my first choice. After all, you’d need to repeat the black somewhere on the house again like the fascia or the roof.
Unifying the trim, windows and siding in the same cream to match the windows was my recommendation.
Since the door was deeply recessed it looked super dark during the day, so we kept it the body colour.
Here’s the deck in the backyard treated in the same colour scheme.
Often, the simple colour scheme is best, especially with a classic brick house like this one.
If you’d like to learn how to choose or specify the best colours for exterior, you can register into my Masterclass for Exterior Colour Selection here.
All additional details and colour specifications from this home will be posted on the Facebook page that is attached to the Masterclass.
Here are a few recent reviews:
“Modules are concise and easy to understand even if you have no design experience. I appreciated the fact that the modules covered ever possible detail you need to consider when it comes to the design of your exterior. A link to a trusted landscaper was a bonus.”
“The emphasis on undertones (especially in brick and stone) was EXTREMELY helpful!”