Looking for ideas on how to facelift our 80s/90s brick and block lump.
The house is separated into two dwellings, one upstairs and one downstairs, both with their main entrances on the side of the house (bottom entrance not super clear in photo). We want to improve the facade so that we can enjoy coming home, and improve sale value if we decide to sell in future.
We're on a budget so can't afford any structural changes, at least not in the short term.
Ideas so far include:
- replace fibro deck balustrade (keen on ideas for replacement options?)
- paint white with black/charcoal accents, fence and deck? (any other colour suggestions? Street is a mixed bag - some older ugly ducklings like ours, some very modern and slick).
- possibly add some window trims to the downstairs inset windows
- remove outdoor carpet on entry stairs (timber underneath)
- remove glass enclosure on top level entry porch (possibly replace with timber/other balustrade to match the deck on other side)
- add some outdoor wall lights (suggestions on type?)
- add some large outdoor potted plants, perhaps 3, at front of house
I would love to clad the house but that's not really an option, budget-wise or structurally. Would love any other suggestions on how to make our big old block of concrete more appealing and homely!