I have a 1950s thin chamferboard home. I’m considering recladding or doing some work to improve street appeal. Any ideas on facade changes would be great.
subject to floorplan and budget i'd love to see a two story verandah and front entry porch
No need to reclad, chamferboard looks great painted. Change out the moulded tile roof (It look likes moulded sheet rather than cement or pottery tile) for something smarter, colorbond. Remove the ugly aluminium window hoods will go a long way to creating some street appeal. I'd also be inclined to install window boxes under the two front facing windows for some interest on the facade and to make the windows more significant.
Update the garage door for something nice like a wooden barn door with windows in them, or diagonal timber. it's more in keeping with the original home.
And finally some tall topiary to the right of the garage doors. Or if you intend to keep the walkway there, a nice ornamental tree and garden bed in that hole in the driveway.
The proportions of the house are nice. It's just drowning under the old 1960's awnings and needs a bit of a tidy up. Will look very pretty with some minor work.
A suitable topic to share ideas for projects on a budget
Need help for exterior fixes for log house with an identity crisis :-)
Need help on the exterior for more traditional look...
Smartening up an ugly house!
Love oklouise’s ideas, adding a porch , decking would give you a great extra living space and would certainly add street appeal.
Yes, a row of trees/ bushes welcoming u on driveway, blocking neighbours.Garage doors, I like the warm of the timber one suggested.Lovely home, embrace the era.Oh ahh a verandah could be a winner.
Love Oklouise's idea and Julie's first photo. It will make the house feel more substantial and welcoming.
I would add simple black and white striped awnings over both windows and entrance, add a black garage door and light coloured fencing to the right to visually widen the street view