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Does your home have curb appeal?

Tracy Wharton calgary interior designer colours craftsman curb appeal exterior finishes

We all need to do routine maintenance on our home exteriors, and that is the perfect time to address aesthetic issues as well as structural concerns.


This modest bungalow needed a new roof and soffits, and the owner knew it was also looking tired and needed a lift. I was brought in for a few hours to consult on how to make the home look its best at the same time as it was getting in ship shape condition to handle our crazy calgary climate. The family knew they wanted to bring a craftsman feel to their 1950s bungalow without making major changes. 

We chose a colour palate that was inspired by nature which is typical for craftsman homes. Dramatic new black soffits were added and a grey roof with hints of green kept with the colour scheme while being less harsh than black. A dramatic new front door adds a nice punch of colour and craftsman inspired light fixture complete the look. 

In the future, the client plans to address landscaping and perhaps clad the front steps in stone or tile. Allowances were also made to add a portico in the future if they decide they'd like to add a bit more architectural interest. The client now feels they have the nicest house on the block without overspending for their home size and location and that is always great place to be. 

Our home colour consultation package can help you spruce up your home's curb appeal, too.



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