Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Curb Appeal

   The weather is warming up around here, which makes me think about the curb appeal of our ranch.  Frankly, it's not so pretty.  It's a simple, boxy brick ranch with little architectural detailing.  Basically a greyish-beige rectangle. 
   The brick is pretty unremarkable so we've decided to paint it a medium grey.  I haven't narrowed down the paint colours yet, since it's not warm enough to paint a zillion samples on the side of the house.  Fascia, soffits, windows and trim will all be white.  And the front door will be black, I think. 

This design board shows you what we're thinking about.  The architecture of this home is considerably more modern than any we've lived in before so we will be going with clean lines and classic finishes.  I really would love to use antique brass finishes but I just can't see them working.  White metal is the way to go here.

Here are a couple colour inspiration pictures from my Ranch Home Inspiration pinboard.

Also, to add architectural detail to an otherwise boring box, We'll be adding a nice overhang above the garage and some shutters to the front.

What do you think about our curb appeal plans?

xo Meg


  1. Love the inspiration! I painted my house in greys and LOVE it, it's classic, timeless and goes with everything!

  2. LOVE love love them all!! Our house is grey and we love it. Painted it ourselves BK (before kids).

  3. Great inspiration! Love the color palette & your idea of adding a few architectural details... homes with a crisp black door + black shutters is my absolute favorite look!

  4. LOVE this. With spring upon us I am all about getting the outside of our house together. These homes are such a dream! ONE DAY.

  5. Curb appeal is such a great investment - did you watch the show on HGTV? I feel like it hasn't been on as much but it really gave some great ideas on beefing up the exterior. The house that we're looking at will definitely need some help down the line and I'm excited to make it our own. It looks like you've got some great ideas already gathered together. I love that look of the overhang over the garage - that adds some nice depth and interest.

  6. Love the gray/black/white combo. Would love to know the specific colors!

  7. we built our home almost 20 years ago and gray siding, white trim with changing colors on doors and shutters has always looked fresh. the inside walls are almost all a medium gray, white ceilings, white doors, natural pine trim and baseboards; we've never tired of the soft, neutral effect...


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