A Brick Split Level Makeover
When my client, Mark, sent me the ‘after’ photos of his exterior, I basically filled ma’ drawers with excitement. The transformation was STUNNING, taking an outdated brick split-level home from dated and dull to striking and sexy. Can an exterior be sexy? Can wine be drunk with a funnel? YES, IT CAN!
Before, this home had some great bones and I was a fan of the general exterior profile – including the sloped roof over the living area, it just needed some KLC…
THE FRONT DOOR
Before, the front door was no screamin’ glory, as there was no roof over the front steps and no focal point to draw you in.
After, the front door creates a striking, welcoming invitation! They were SUPER smart to install a new sloped roof to give some cover, creating a more layered look for the home in the process.
I just LOOOVE the subtle mid-century modern vibe, and that is PROBABLY one of the most bad-ass exterior light fixtures…ever.
Before, the backside had a LOT of visual interest (this is often said about me as well) and the brick portion felt jarring where it met up with the horizontal siding.
After, the look is much more restful, bright and simple.
THE EXTERIOR COLOUR PALETTE
Mark and his family were looking for something light and bright, in the white or off-white range. However, if you are a good member of the Kylie Cult, you’ll have read my blog post on exterior colours and would know that exterior colours tend to look lighter once they are applied due to LRV and all of that jazz, so I knew off-white was probably the best bet.
TRIM/ACCENTS: Benjamin Moore Willow. Willow is a great colour for a striking contrast, without going black.
FRONT DOOR: Sherwin Williams Determined Orange SW 6635. Rich and saucy, Knockout Orange says ‘orange’ without being pumpkin.
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