I need to give my investment house some street appeal (with the intention to sell). I'm hoping to give it a modern cottagey / beach vibe. Planning to paint the roof, try to add a false gable into the upper veranda roof at the front and paint everything in some modern colours like greys and whites (possibly surfmist for roof and dove grey walls with white trims, but open to suggestions. Not sure what to do about the window frames). My question is - do I need to clad the exterior walls to cover the timber feature strips? Maybe a weatherboard look? Or colourbond? How about the verandah railing- just paint or do a different style? Give me your ideas and photos please! I'm also going to improve the landscaping and maybe add a picket fence too. At the moment all the timber work is Mission Brown.