exterior home design

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  • Prize: $150
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Contest Brief

external home needs porch and front upgraded (curb appeal). Not sure if an architect is really needed for porch (I'll let you experts decide, but building contractor doesn't think needed if simple enough), but would like a semi-detailed design sketch with ideas for refacing front of house from current cultured stone/cedar to an updated, more modern exterior. Shutters, new window above current door an option if makes more visually appealing, anything not to drastic (on a budget) that will enhance curb appeal. Please also include approximate price range as well for job if you have an idea.

June 19 Update: Home dimensions: Dimensions are from each of the four sections starting left (yellow stucco) to right (cedar with 3 windows). Starting on left side of home. Left side (yellow stucco) is approx. 170" wide (windows 34" inside and 37 1/2" with trim), Middle is ~221" (windows 33/12" and 25 1/2" with trim. Door area width 67"), right side is ~230" (with ~90" bay window starting 72" in from left), right side/garage is 253" (3 windows are 27" and 29 1/2 including trim). Trees and shrubs outside front door can be removed to make room for porch.

June 19 update to answer questions: I'm uploading more pictures of my home front. I do not want pictures of other homes. I would like a good plan/sketch/design (not a full architect design)using my personal home of a new exterior with porch. This design should include window trims, new door, porch design (porch design should include basic dimensions), possible new window above porch if designer feels this would help with curb appeal, anything that will upgrade the look of the home and give it more curb appeal. I would like to reface the front as well and any ideas would be welcome. Basically, please provide me with a new house front design with porch. I want to warm the home up a bit.

1) draft design will be done based on photos and dimensions i provided; 2) job is semi-detailed sketch/design that i can take to my contractor to get an estimate. looking for sketch/design using current home structure with: 1) addition of porch outside current front door section (can extend beyond this section a bit if designer feels this would look best) 2) upgrade to exterior such as changing current stucco/stone/cedar (CURRENT ROOF WILL REMAIN AS IS - NO MODIFYING CURRENT ROOF LINE) and adding other accessories that would warm the house up a bit (window trim, shutters, etc.) As the design experts, i'm looking for your input. Cost of construction varies too much, so please be cost conscious when preparing (most bang for the buck, so to speak) Make sense?

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  • nouralhusban
    nouralhusban
    • 2 weeks ago

    #extended

    • 2 weeks ago
  • pavelleonua
    pavelleonua
    • 2 weeks ago

    #extended 1 day please

    • 2 weeks ago
  • d030699
    d030699
    • 3 weeks ago

    hey, i was looking at the pictures and have some doubts. 1) you want to modify front face of the house right. so roof will be same? 2) you want a porch on the door side. i saw there are some trees near your front door. so are you willing to remove or reposition those trees for the porch area? 3) windows and doors will be same right? you don't need any upgrade in them, just new trims?

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. mammasass
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      1) current home roof line will not be modified. you will just have option to add porch roof line. 2) porch will be where current front door is. trees and landscaping to be removed to accommodate new porch. 3) windows can be modified

      • 3 weeks ago
    2. mammasass
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      3) clarification: windows in section where porch will be can be modified. I'm also looking for ways to make outside of home more appealing (curb appeal) if you have any ideas (perhaps trim on windows or adding shutters to all windows?)

      • 3 weeks ago
  • rashid78614
    rashid78614
    • 3 weeks ago

    wait work is going on

    • 3 weeks ago
  • d3dviz
    d3dviz
    • 1 month ago

    hi ,this is nice job i need little help can you pls upload high resolution photos.

    • 1 month ago
    1. mammasass
      Contest Holder
      • 4 weeks ago

      these are the only photos i have as i do not have a camera other than my phone.

      • 4 weeks ago
  • mammasass
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    I'm uploading more pictures of my home front. I do not want pictures of other homes. I would like a good plan/sketch/design (not a full architect design)using my personal home of a new exterior with porch. THis design should include window trims, new door, porch design (porch design should include basic dimensions), possible new window above porch if designer feels this would help with curb appeal, anything that will upgrade the look of the home and give it more curb appeal. I would like to reface the front as well and any ideas would be welcome. Basically, please provide me with a new house front design with porch. I want to warm the home up a bit.

    • 1 month ago
    1. RadleyStudio
      RadleyStudio
      • 1 month ago

      Mr Contest holder please copy and paste this to your browser. https://www.freelancer.com/u/RadleyStudio?w=f this is a sample of western house i designed back 2017. Based on your requirements you want to develop the frontage of your house but roofing will not be affected stay the same? please confirm. thank you

      • 1 month ago
  • designph1
    designph1
    • 1 month ago

    Hi. What are you referring to in: 1.) "Job can be done virtually/remotely."; and 2.) "... include approximate price range ... for job."; What "job" do you mean? Is it just the "semi-detailed design sketch" or something more, or the cost of construction for our proposed design? Please clarify.

    • 1 month ago
    1. mammasass
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      thanks for questions...1) just saying that draft design will be done based on photos and dimensions i provided; see contest as i've added more pix and dimensions (no job site visit as i realize you all are not located near me). 2) job is semi-detailed sketch/design that i can take to my contractor to get an estimate. looking for sketch/design with current home with: 1) addition of porch outside current front door section (can extend beyond this section a bit if designer feels this would look best) 2) upgrade to exterior such as changing current stucco/stone/cedar and adding other accessories that would warm the house up a bit (window trim, shutters, etc.) As the design experts, i'm looking for your input. Cost of construction varies too much, so please be cost conscious when preparing (most bang for the buck, so to speak) Make sense?

      • 1 month ago
    2. designph1
      designph1
      • 1 month ago

      Yes, thank you.

      • 1 month ago
  • royce1101
    royce1101
    • 1 month ago

    Hello contest holder, this picture not enough for measurements, can you give google location?

    • 1 month ago
    1. mammasass
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      i've updated contest information with width dimension. Hope this will help.

      • 1 month ago
  • mdalaminhossain9
    mdalaminhossain9
    • 1 month ago

    have your floor plan?

    • 1 month ago
    1. mammasass
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      no floor plan. i've added front of home width dimensions to contest information. i don't have height of home.

      • 1 month ago
  • PageTsewinor
    PageTsewinor
    • 1 month ago

    Dear Contest Holder, kindly attach the floor plans, front elevation drawing of the building and additional images showing the entrance porch.

    • 1 month ago
    1. mammasass
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      See contest information. I've added width dimensions and more pictures of home. Let me know if you need more pictures of current entrance.

      • 1 month ago
  • AsshimaaAbdualla
    AsshimaaAbdualla
    • 1 month ago

    dear , do you want to redesign the elevation totally ! from the old to modern !!

    • 1 month ago
    1. mammasass
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      We must work with current structure. thanks. i've added more description in contest information. thanks!

      • 1 month ago
  • souragnighosh
    souragnighosh
    • 1 month ago

    #sealed #increaseprize Please... Also some more closeup photographs will help.. And if possible, some reference photos of other house fronts, which you really like, and will love to see similar design elements in your house.

    • 1 month ago
    1. mammasass
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      more photos uploaded. i've looked on pinterest and Houzz and really not finding a home like mine to reference. Again, i don't want to change the overall structure of the front of my home (with exception of porch), i just want to add a porch that will work with current structure and add some other enhancements that will warm up my home and make it more appealing. I realize the middle area of my home where the porch will go may have to have some roof line enhancements due to the porch. does this answer your question? Also looking to possibly redo the front of home (any ideas regarding redoing the front from the current stucco/stone/cedar front?)

      • 1 month ago
  • TMKennedy
    TMKennedy
    • 1 month ago

    Just provide a dimensioned floor plan and and what you really need us to do

    • 1 month ago
    1. mammasass
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hi, i've uploaded more photos and front home dimensions. thanks

      • 1 month ago
  • mammasass
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Home dimensions: Dimensions are from each of the four sections starting left (yellow stucco) to right (cedar with 3 windows). Starting on left side of home. Left side (yellow stucco) is approx. 170" wide (windows 34" inside and 37 1/2" with trim), Middle is ~221" (windows 33/12" and 25 1/2" with trim. Door area width 67"), right side is ~230" (with ~90" bay window starting 72" in from left), right side/garage is 253" (3 windows are 27" and 29 1/2 including trim)

    • 1 month ago
  • mammasass
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Approximate home dimensions as as follows:

    • 1 month ago

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