We live in a double wide home and it is straight across the front with a built on porch. Right now the trim and metal roof is white and the body is a butter yellow. I like the grey/tan color but not sure what is the best color to go with. Would like to add shutters and paint the front door. Do you recommend painting the underpinning the same as the house or leave it white? It is nothing fancy. I like the farm/cottage look. Need help please painter is coming tomorrow to start getting the house ready. Thank you!
The secret to your place looking better is in the porch. I would build a wide (as wide as the house) porch, with a balustrade, thicker supports, and your idea of adding shutters is a great idea. Buy a new door, the nicest you can afford; it makes a big difference. After that, a little grass and wider finished walkway and you are set. I'm in California, and everyone's front yard is brown and dead, so your front lawn makes me feel right at home. Maybe the drought will end soon. ;-) If you want to elongate your windows, you can add window boxes. Also- notice how much wider the entrance is in my photo than the original. It is a richer look to have that width.
Oh yeah- you asked me about the color, huh? With that light roof, I'd keep it white. My photo has a red door, but you really could do any color you wanted on the door- blue, green, turquoise. Let your door express your personality. (that advice was for Darla- not you folks out there with the brick houses) ;-)
Look at that- with a little photo manipulation, your double wide now looks like a charming estate.