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Transform 70s yellow brick exterior of our house?

Mandeep Singh Brar
6 months ago

How can I update the 70s exterior of our house on budget ? Not big fan of cladding.

Comments (4)

  • kazzh
    6 months ago

    That's actually a pretty good 70's exterior to work with as it has good proportions. There is a subtle section of feature stone which breaks up the brick work at the entry. The front windows are balanced and there aren't too many sections which helps keep it from looking dated. The rear windows look a bit like a jigsaw puzzle! So it depends on what you are up for ...
    If it's possible to paint, you could soften the windows by going into a sage color range over white. If the sectioning in the windows bothers you, you could change the window style whilst at the same time changing frame color,  a front door change to a more modern door and side panel might be all you need to give a newer feel to the exterior.

  • minnie101
    6 months ago

    I think it’s a nice looking house. I would just change the stone cladding and put in sliding doors or whatever your preference at the back, perhaps making the door a bit taller to align with the left hand windows.

    it really depends on what you don't like and your budget though

    I might also paint the garage door a dark neutral

  • annabellaamy
    3 months ago

    What sort of budget are you working on ? There are many options:-

    Replace/paint windows


    Replace/Paint garage door

    Replace cladding with a grey washed teak. Also clad over stone to match and replace front door to modernise.

  • Michael Mulroy
    3 months ago

    Saw on TV recently a very similar issue, which they fixed with a permanent stain which subtly darkened the brickwork. Worked very well.

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