Please help! My new late 1960’s raised bungalow needs a new roof and a facelift. i crave a modern look. The windows are newer, so I’m not wanting to replace them.I’m prepared to redo the siding and paint the brick. I will be replacing front doors and garage door. should I erect a portico over front doors? The 2 windows and brick below the white siding will be closed up. Should I put stone there? Any suggestions and tips would be greatly appreciated.
If you want to create a modern look I would do the following. Leave the red brick, replace the white siding with a dark siding colour like Gentek’s Windswept Smoke or Pebble. These are neutral tones that look great with the red brick. As for the part you are going to be closing up, go with a stone in this area with colour similar to the siding colour you pick. Brown and Grey tones. This will bring everything together.
As for the portico, I would not go that route. That would close up the door. Pick a bold door colour like Black or Dark Grey and make it a focal point for the home. Paint or replace the garage door the same colour as the siding. You do not want the eye to be drawn to the garage door so make it blend in to the home.