Exterior Home Designs

Photoshop home redesign contest winner!

There are a lot of exterior home designs to pick from. Some of them are: Italian, Mediterranean, Craftsman, Cape Cod, Cottage, Contemporary and Farmhouse.

I’ve redesigned this 70’s house for Kimberly (our contest winner) to give it a Craftsman style personality. I added stone to the concrete wall and a wide trim detail between the stone and the siding.

The proportions of the windows on the front of the house felt small. To help fix this I added architectural trim panels below the windows along with planter boxes.

The front entrance also needed

some help to make it more prominent and welcoming. You can see I added a roof and columns to define the front entrance…along with a new craftsman style door and lights (see below). I think it gives this home an entrance it deserves.

I also brought the front walk further away from the house. This allows more room for plantings to soften the wall and elevation change in the landscape.

The garage side of the house does not show very well in the before photo, but I took some liberty here to show what it could become.

I added windows and shake siding as well as new craftsman style garage doors. To give it some architectural interest I also added a roof over the garage doors, supported by brackets.

I enjoyed this redesign for Kimberly. I hope this inspires her to take her home from the 70’s to a home she feels good about coming home to.

Good looking and low upkeep just right for this makeover.

Front Door
This fiberglass entry door has the look of real wood without the maintenance. DoorSuperStore.com

Craftsman Columns
This style is timeless along with it’s virtually maintenance free polymer material. MouldingSpecialties.com

Taliesin Outdoor Wall Lantern
With it’s expresso bronze finish and detail, this fixture has a mission style that enhances the front entrance day or night. Amazon: $53.10

Window Box
WindowBoxPlanters.com is where I found this vinyl window box. They have a variety of sizes and styles to pick from.

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