Thanks for your blog!
We are finally doing the roof and am terribly unnerved at choosing a product you want to keep forever. I am thinking about using Tamko Heritage rustic black.
Your ideas would be greatly appreciated. (Bench and shutters are on the outs also ;p ) thanks
Black is such a nice safe selection. A truly timeless color. Keep a black front door, and you can change your house color ten times and it will still go. Select it with confidence, you made a good choice.
I don't know what your floorplan looks like inside, so this might be impossible, but- I would suggest a stronger entrance. Your front door is practically hidden in a corner. Check out below what your house would look like with a double door.
I would also create a little front porch feel. Changing the pitch of your roof and actually having a covered porch would be quite expensive, but you could simply add a raised deck area. I would extend it all along the area from where the house comes out by the fireplace, to the end of the house. Then add a couple of chairs and a table, and you have created a little living space, to watch the neighbors walk their dogs while you sip some tea.
Also- see how on the left you have window, window, window, window, big solid space of siding? I would plant a bush in front of that big solid space of siding, about the size of a lilac bush.
Thanks for writing in!