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Old 12-13-2017, 06:13 PM   #1
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Help Me Spruce Up This Facade


Aside from desperately needing paint, looking to add some interest to this shop which is the first thing you see pulling into this property (which I'm trying to buy)

Any ideas?
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:22 PM   #2
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Re: Help Me Spruce Up This Facade


Cover the existing seams with battens, painted same color as fascia/eaves?
Along with new paint on the field?

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Quality Masonry veneer of any classy type will add Kerb appeal and 'gravitas' to your business endeavors.

Widen footing or bolt on angle iron if existing is strong enough.
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Cover the existing seams with battens, painted same color as fascia/eaves?
Along with new paint on the field?
Battens are already there, but I didn't think about a contrasting color. Thanks.
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Quality Masonry veneer of any classy type will add Kerb appeal and 'gravitas' to your business endeavors.

Widen footing or bolt on angle iron if existing is strong enough.
You think I'm made of money? Not a bad idea though.

I should mention, clients will very seldom see this though. This would be me home property.
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Siding on the house? I would probably go rough cut board and batten with a transom above garage doors.
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Siding on the house? I would probably go rough cut board and batten with a transom above garage doors.
Undecided but a theme probably makes sense. Could do masonry veneer all around.
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You probably will want an awning extending out over the big door anyway, so make it an attractive one. Do a simple 1/2 hip roof there with nice shingles that contrast to the brick you are going to put on the rest of the front wall. The new roof structure will break up that tall front wall nicely.
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Real $ and real classy people have their buildings "match" so you want the out buildings in more or less of the same "style" to maximize the aesthetics of the homestead, and thus the sale price for your survivors/heirs.

Big money doesn't have garage doors as part of the kerb side facade..... if possible.

At the same time, avoid adding features you don't use/need, but raise the yearly property taxes.....

Think Style, not fads, this of course includes colors....

Long term planning, do not forget the trees/ wind break/ source of expensive/valuable hardwoods....
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If it is yours, and customers won't see it...

Just pile crap around it and call it a day.

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Some kind of Pennsylvania Dutch-inspired hex sign.
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Here is a nice little garage re-haul
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Paint, little roof over door with some cool braces/brackets holding it up and some old school goose neck light fixtures.

Quick, fairly cheap and will fit that PNW vibe.

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Paint, little roof over door with some cool braces/brackets holding it up and some old school goose neck light fixtures.

Quick, fairly cheap and will fit that PNW vibe.

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Sad little thing isn't it?

What Warner said. A decorative frieze board under the rakes to bring some depth down from the roof.
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Moose antlers on the gable end.
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Moose antlers on the gable end.
Yes! I'm from Alaska, so that makes all sorts of sense to me.

But to fit the theme, it would need an old fridge and a rusted out Camaro on blocks too.
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Paint and trim.

Maybe mount up a few big mirrors and frame them out to look like windows ! I did this at a HO request some years back. I thought it was cheesey but it looked fine...looked like windows.

Also might be good to put a bigass sign on the front or side promoting your biz. "Golden View Massage"
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I'm siding with Darcy, but I'd add corner boards, trim boards both sides of the door, and on the top of the wall under the fascia.

IMO, the roof line is going to be too light once you put a roof over the door.

Also, contrast paint on battens is a PITA.
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3-4' masonry, (real or lick and stick), Topped with rough-sawn board and batten or channel rustic. Brackets as previously suggested and either a faux crossbuck loft door in the gable or some other decorative element, window, moose head, oxen yolk, etc.

You can terminate all at the corners or return it just past. Either way you can add other sides later if desired

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