February 25, 2013 by Decorum DIYer
Good Monday morning, all!
As has been my tradition these past few Mondays (see my Moodboard Mondays category at the top of this page), I am sharing you my vision of what my home could look like.
Today I am focusing on the home’s exterior. Not the entire yard, just a concentration on the actual home and portions of the front yard and backyard.
As you know, I have a 1960’s brick rancher. It is a single level with a full basement (albeit, unfinished). I don’t mind our brick, but I have always loved the look of stone, mixed with copper accents. Here is my vision:
To refresh you memory, here is my home when we purchased it in 2007 (left)
and currently (right):
The large, overgrown bushes were removed as they compromised the home’s foundation. Hence, the massive gutting and mold abatement in the then finished basement.
Since moving in, we haven’t made any attempt at landscaping. Firstly, we have been concentrating on the home’s interior and we honestly lack the funds and time.
Also, my husband and I would love to give the home a facelift with stone veneer, darker siding (in the gray/green color neighborhood), and a lush front yard.
A list of our ‘one day’ exterior dreams are as follows:
- A meandering walkway to both the road and the driveway, preferably made of stone (or perhaps stamped concrete).
- A metal roof festooned with solar panels.
- Stone veneer over the brick coupled with a darker siding in a green/gray color.
- Window flower boxes.
- A front yard adorned with a woodlands feel using only indigenous plant species to create a park-like setting.
- A front yard pond/water feature complete with fish, frogs, turtles, etc….
- Copper accents strewn throughout.
- A sliding door walkout from the basement leading to the backyard with raised vegetable gardens and a gazebo (perfect for eating steamed Maryland crabs on a sultry, summer evening).
These changes are currently only in my dreams, but one day we will see them come to fruition. If you would like to see more of my ideas, feel free to check out my Pinterest pins.
Until next time…, happy dreaming and decorating!