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Golden view 12-13-2017 06:13 PM

help me spruce up this facade
 
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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?

rescraft 12-13-2017 06:22 PM

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

Fouthgeneration 12-13-2017 06:23 PM

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.:thumbsup:

Golden view 12-13-2017 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by rescraft (Post 6579633)
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.

Golden view 12-13-2017 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Fouthgeneration (Post 6579641)
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.:thumbsup:

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.

jstanton 12-13-2017 06:50 PM

Siding on the house? I would probably go rough cut board and batten with a transom above garage doors.

Golden view 12-13-2017 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by jstanton (Post 6579697)
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.

topflite 12-13-2017 07:14 PM

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.

Fouthgeneration 12-13-2017 08:23 PM

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....

VinylHanger 12-13-2017 08:33 PM

If it is yours, and customers won't see it...

Just pile crap around it and call it a day.

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MarkJames 12-13-2017 08:39 PM

Some kind of Pennsylvania Dutch-inspired hex sign.

greg24k 12-13-2017 09:18 PM

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Here is a nice little garage re-haul :thumbsup:

WarnerConstInc. 12-13-2017 09:22 PM

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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Golden view 12-13-2017 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by WarnerConstInc. (Post 6580209)
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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I'm liking this. We're all weird in the PNW.

SmallTownGuy 12-14-2017 05:51 AM

Sad little thing isn't it?

What Warner said. A decorative frieze board under the rakes to bring some depth down from the roof.

Fishindude 12-14-2017 08:32 AM

Moose antlers on the gable end.

Golden view 12-14-2017 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Fishindude (Post 6581209)
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.

kirkdc 12-14-2017 09:58 AM

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" :thumbup:

hdavis 12-14-2017 11:07 AM

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.

Mr Latone 12-14-2017 11:31 AM

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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