Craftsman Curb Appeal Plans

After flipping 3 1000sf mid-century cookie cutter ranches, today, we close on "Millie" Millie-exterior

As you can see, Millie is NOT a tiny mid-century ranch.  Instead, Millie is a Craftsman bungalow built in 1902 and is 2.5 times the size of the ranches I've grown so accustomed to flipping.  I just want to spill every last detail about this house, but I'll give you the full tour next week once she's 100% officially ours.  Planning, however, has already begun!

Painting the exterior will be not only necessary, but it will also be the most important factor in adding curb appeal (ok, that and taming the jungle).  This baby needs some contrast!  The house is a sea of gray- even when the sun's out it looks like a cloudy day.  I may keep the base color as a gray (or maybe a gray-green or gray-blue), but alllll that trim is going white along with the porch columns. Here are some of my inspirations:

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bungalow with brick

bungalow front porch door

bungalow contrast trim

The blue plastic shutters also aren't cutting it.  I'm thinking painted or stained wood stutters- wouldn't they look lovely??


cedar shutters

I can't wait to dig in and make this house pretty again!!

Craftsman houses 1/2/3

Wood shutters 1/Julie Blanner