So without further ado, here is my vision for the exterior of our home.
I'll paint the body of the house Dovetail (4.). The main trim and columns will be white, and the second trim color will be one of the three options below (1 - 3). The second trim color is for the decorative trim piece (where you see blue paint and the strip under the windows), as well as the garage door. Then we'll stain the front door similar to the below.
|1. Espresso Beans by Behr|
2. Black Fox by Sherwin Williams
3. Espresso Bean by Benjamin Moore
4. Dovetail by Sherwin Williams
We plan to put french doors in the mudroom (where the black door is) and we'll tear off the shingles and add stucco to the areas that don't have it. I mean, as much as I love the four different exterior materials they got-to-go.
When you walk through the french doors you'll walk onto the deck. The immediate space out of the doors will be for the grill and built in benches. Past the grill, to the left, the deck will open into the outdoor dining area that will be covered by a pergola. The deck color will be stained similar to the front door, a dark brown.
We also hope to put up a new fence, one that is a darker stain. Again, similar to the front door.
I basically have no idea what I'm doing here. I started with an idea of the plants and colors I like, which is what you see below. Now I'll begin researching what I can afford and take care of, I guess?
As for layout. Well that is where I'll rely on my friends, because I don't have the slightest clue. Like no, no, no clue.
What we don't get done with the RAMP money we will do over time. I image we'll make a spreadsheet of what projects are left and approximately how much each project will cost.
I'm excited to get a more definitive answer to our timeline questions, because our exterior needs some major lovin, but first. LET'S MOVE IN.