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    Re: please help improve the curb appeal

    No problem with drainage,
    the structure is the loose railings and the porch floor between the columns. which made me start thinking of doing the job.
    Thanks for the warning?
    Anyone knows about...
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    Re: please help improve the curb appeal

    I just spent $1K on the stone and veneer stone at 60% off. Will do most of the labor. Depending how you shop, craiglist is great. it should be ok. I may take a while to complete the project.
    Can't...
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    Re: please help improve the curb appeal

    Thank for the nice words. I watched too many TOH and HGTV curb appeals shows.
    Will post the "real" picture when I complete the project.
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    Re: please help improve the curb appeal

    Well, as your request, here are:

    the arch - option 1
    socalhomeaway.com/photoshop%20ridge%20frt.jpg

    No arch - option 2
    socalhomeaway.com/no%20arch%20ridge%20frt.jpg

    Now...
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    Re: please help improve the curb appeal

    Detail questions?

    Should I, or do I need the curve that connect the 2 windows on the left of the house to balance with the right or it is too much curve?
    should the stair be curved or just...
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    Re: please help improve the curb appeal

    I am getting close.
    The columns would have stone veneer, so it should be light, the deck/porch would have cement layer but not stone, dont know how yet, but the existing cement surface is durable. ...
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    Re: please help improve the curb appeal

    Thank so much for those ideas, A. Bruce and Keith. Here is what I can "photoshoped" in just so I can visualize it

    Before:
    socalhomeaway.com/ridge%20front.jpg

    After:...
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    Re: please help improve the curb appeal

    correct link for the front garden, stair, driveway, garden, road, neighbor fence and garden.
    socalhomeaway.com/front%20garden.JPG
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    Re: please help improve the curb appeal

    Thanks so much to take the time and comment. The house sit on an acre of land. It is rural and on a private street. No traffic. It has a turn around drive way, so the front of the drive way is a...
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    Re: please help improve the curb appeal

    seeking for any suggestions to improve the front porch
    socalhomeaway.com/front%20porch%20options.jpg

    Thanks
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    Re: please help improve the curb appeal

    Thanks for the suggestions. Yes, I am planing to fix the porch and the steps. However, I want at the same time change the design if need be to improve the the look of the entrance since I did spend 2...
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    please help improve the curb appeal

    The exterior of our new home is so bad and needed to change with minimum cost ($5000 or so). Any suggestion? The porch is falling apart and we blocked it off. the stair is very shaky.??? the curb...
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