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1960s Half-brick Ranch, Curb Appeal Needed!

Emily A
3 years ago

Looking to improve and freshen the curb appeal of our home with several upcoming projects and I am hoping the community here can help with some color options. The house is currently "Ethiopia" Behr paint with a cream colored brick on the lower half that has a tan-colored grout. Trim is white with front door and shutters painted in black. We'd like to modernize the house but not so much that it sticks out in our neighborhood.

Currently, we have the following updates planned but would like some help deciding on color family for paint/brick/trim/shingles.

  • Re-roofing in the spring - new shingles will be architectural, should we choose brown or gray?
  • Painting the house - this color should tie in with the shingle color choice as well as the brick. Would anyone recommend painting the brick?
  • New front door - would like to update to a craftsman style door. Color? Would like for it to pop since it's under the porch
  • Garage door - long term we will be replacing the door but for now, what color should we paint it?
  • Shutters - keep them or not? If keeping, what color should they be?
  • We will be replacing gutters with the roof so the gutter coming out in the middle of the house will be relocated. Once that's done, we plan to make the 3 posts for the porch a bit thicker. What color should these be? We like the look of cedar posts but would matching the trim color be safer?

Thank you from Minnesota!

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