Improve the exterior of this house in a more up to date "Craftsman" style

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $500
  • Entries Received: 58
  • Winner: eliasghasemian

Contest Brief

We are looking to remodel this house in the next year. We would like ideas and proposals for remodelling the exterior to be a more up to date and craftsman style exterior of the home. Attached is:
1. The current home. (sorry it's not directly from the front but the only photo I have currently).
2. An aerial view to show the property layout.
3. Images of designs that I love from the web but can't quite visualize how to best apply them to this existing house.
Contest Parameters:
Design ideas can be in whatever colors/stones/woods that appeal most to you and seem most on-trend. I do tend to gravitate toward cooler palettes such as blues/greens and grays vs. warm reds, oranges or browns - but am open to any and all ideas.
Bonus points for lhigh-level landscape ideas viable in the midwestern US
Bonus points if your exterior ideas enhance the usability of the current spaces (adds covered porch space, screened in patio on side, etc)
Bonus points if design could be accomplished on around a $40,000 USD budget
Bonus points if design includes "matching" remodel of the detached garage in the photo.
The winner will be chosen on concept and design and how much curb appeal and functionality can be added, not on the execution of the software and rendering.

We will most likely engage the contest winner on an hourly basis or project based arrangement for continuing work and blueprint style designs for the exterior and interior designs as well. I wanted to use this contest to help me identify a designer that understands my direction but can also bring some "wow" to help me envision feasible changes I might not have otherwise thought of.

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Employer Feedback

“Fantastic entry, fantastic contest. I consider everything a great success. Elias really took my notes to heart in his design. A budget remodel, using existing matierlas as much as possible while still delivering a terrific impact and true to the style. ”

Profile image erinmckinney, United States.

Public Clarification Board

  • freemarkcasty91
    freemarkcasty91
    • 1 year ago

    Well Done Elias G. Congratulations!

    • 1 year ago
    1. eliasghasemian
      eliasghasemian
      • 1 year ago

      Thank you

      • 1 year ago
  • zoranaelek
    zoranaelek
    • 1 year ago

    Congratulations Elias G

    • 1 year ago
    1. eliasghasemian
      eliasghasemian
      • 1 year ago

      Thank you

      • 1 year ago
  • vlado77
    vlado77
    • 1 year ago

    can you unlock the others entries for us to see them pls

    • 1 year ago
    1. OmarAbdalmajid
      OmarAbdalmajid
      • 1 year ago

      After completing the handover entries will be available. :)

      • 1 year ago
    2. zoranaelek
      zoranaelek
      • 1 year ago

      Maybe you have an option for unsealed or something similar :)

      • 1 year ago
  • OmarAbdalmajid
    OmarAbdalmajid
    • 1 year ago

    Hello again. Please check out my entry number 61, I'm waiting for your comment. :)

    • 1 year ago
  • debiatkinson123
    debiatkinson123
    • 1 year ago

    I'm really curious how your contest is progressing. I'm in the process of considering remodeling options for my own home. Is your contest for exterior and interior also? Since the entries are hidden, I can't really see what type of entries you are receiving. Thanks for the info.

    • 1 year ago
    1. willbsamuel
      willbsamuel
      • 1 year ago

      Happy to hear our Contest Holder is happy...please prospecting client post your contest and we shall do the work for you here at the very competitive freelancer.com

      • 1 year ago
    2. OmarAbdalmajid
      OmarAbdalmajid
      • 1 year ago

      All entries will be available to see after the contest is closed. you can wait until then and decide if you want to hire someone from freelancers or you want to create a new contest.

      • 1 year ago
  • freemarkcasty91
    freemarkcasty91
    • 1 year ago

    pls check the last submission

    • 1 year ago
  • willbsamuel
    willbsamuel
    • 1 year ago

    Please check my entries 47, 48, 49, 50, and 51...and drop me some feedback.. thanks

    • 1 year ago
  • arqfernandezr
    arqfernandezr
    • 1 year ago

    Hello the front door can be placed on the main facade? there is little left for the entrance of the idea of exterior design.

    • 1 year ago
  • faisolfuady
    faisolfuady
    • 1 year ago

    Please kindly check entry #55 , thank you!

    • 1 year ago
  • figaidea
    figaidea
    • 1 year ago

    Dear Erin, kindly check my newest files #54 thank you

    • 1 year ago
  • OmarAbdalmajid
    OmarAbdalmajid
    • 1 year ago

    I'm going to participate, Please wait :)

    • 1 year ago
  • AshrafEmtiaz
    AshrafEmtiaz
    • 1 year ago

    Kindly check my Entry #52 ...thanks :)

    • 1 year ago
  • efichatzikonstan
    efichatzikonstan
    • 1 year ago

    hello, i'm not participating in the contest. I just want to ask the designers which design program do you use? I'm asking because the render photos seem too real!!!

    • 1 year ago
    1. faisolfuady
      faisolfuady
      • 1 year ago

      Usually use Sketchup or 3D max, and rendered by Vray

      • 1 year ago
    2. zoranaelek
      zoranaelek
      • 1 year ago

      Mostly 3ds max and vray. Best results

      • 1 year ago
  • willbsamuel
    willbsamuel
    • 1 year ago

    Please check my entries 47, 48, 49, 50, and 51...and drop me some feedback.. thanks

    • 1 year ago
  • figaidea
    figaidea
    • 1 year ago

    Hello, is there any updates or feedback for me? #26

    • 1 year ago
  • zoranaelek
    zoranaelek
    • 1 year ago

    Please check Entry #39 ... I added new improvements guided by your feedbacks. Thanks, Zorana

    • 1 year ago
  • mahdysaber
    mahdysaber
    • 1 year ago

    Hello, kindly check #38

    • 1 year ago
  • architectrahulm
    architectrahulm
    • 1 year ago

    kindly check my entry #31 and give your feedback...

    • 1 year ago
  • qurat24
    qurat24
    • 1 year ago

    please rate my entry 25.

    • 1 year ago
  • zoranaelek
    zoranaelek
    • 1 year ago

    Please check my entry #30 as well as the links I attached :)

    • 1 year ago
  • willbsamuel
    willbsamuel
    • 1 year ago

    Please check my first entry #29 ..thanks

    • 1 year ago
  • huepic
    huepic
    • 1 year ago

    Hi, what about the dimensions for the garage or you don't need the garage ?

    • 1 year ago
    1. erinmckinney
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      I dont have the dimensions exactly, but it is a simple 2 car garage at about 24ft deep and 20 ft wide.

      • 1 year ago
    2. huepic
      huepic
      • 1 year ago

      Please rate our entries. Entry #28 . Thanks

      • 1 year ago
  • figaidea
    figaidea
    • 1 year ago

    Dear client, please give me any feedback #26

    • 1 year ago
  • qurat24
    qurat24
    • 1 year ago

    please check entry no. 25. need your consent.

    • 1 year ago
  • designhub95
    designhub95
    • 1 year ago

    Hi, can you please upload the plan of attached garage.

    • 1 year ago
  • tecnipcvzlaplus
    tecnipcvzlaplus
    • 1 year ago

    please check entry #20 thank you

    • 1 year ago
  • qurat24
    qurat24
    • 1 year ago

    please rate entry 13 and 15

    • 1 year ago
    1. erinmckinney
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Feedback given on the entry

      • 1 year ago
  • AshrafEmtiaz
    AshrafEmtiaz
    • 1 year ago

    Can you please check Entry# 12 ..? Thanks :)

    • 1 year ago
    1. erinmckinney
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Feedback given on the entry

      • 1 year ago
  • dimoreno12
    dimoreno12
    • 1 year ago

    hello miss. im really interested in take part of your contest.. but i want to clarify. can we change the windows style? or should we keep it in this way? Greetings!!!

    • 1 year ago
    1. erinmckinney
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      You can definitely change the style of the windows or doors, or even location- but keep in mind in the redesign that this should be something we could reasonably execute for around a 40,000 USD budget. New roof, new siding, stone, some landscaping- but adding an entire floor or changing major structure probably isnt an option.

      • 1 year ago
  • Doniwilaga
    Doniwilaga
    • 1 year ago

    wait until end of contest, you will get more good design from freelancers.

    • 1 year ago
    1. erinmckinney
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      The contest will remain active until the very end. I will not end it early.

      • 1 year ago
  • eliasghasemian
    eliasghasemian
    • 1 year ago

    May I ask when will you end thee contest?

    • 1 year ago
    1. erinmckinney
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Hello Elias, I told other designers I would wait until the last day for all entries and I would not end it early.

      • 1 year ago
  • qurat24
    qurat24
    • 1 year ago

    please review entry 13

    • 1 year ago
  • zoranaelek
    zoranaelek
    • 1 year ago

    Awesome contest. I am on it. Regards, Zorana

    • 1 year ago
    1. zoranaelek
      zoranaelek
      • 1 year ago

      Are you able to upload the dwg floorplans, it would help us a lot! Cheers, Zorana

      • 1 year ago
    2. erinmckinney
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      The drawn floorplans are uploaded. I dont have any other floorplans... the house has been owned for 43 years without sale or change :)

      • 1 year ago

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