How can I add character to this house?
Just bought a small home in San Diego that lacks a defined character. It's a 1950's cottage house, remodeled in the 70's. We can't afford any large remodel yet, but a leak requires that we rebuild the above-garage deck, an opportunity to change the look of the railing and the staircase. Considering a short arbor over the garage door. Too tight for faux shutters at the 3 deck windows. We do plan to raise the front retaining wall and create an enclosed courtyard. Please share your vision.