How can I update the exterior of our home?
Hello everyone,We are exploring updating the exterior of our house and yard. We bought the home from the original owners who built the house in 1967. In the near future our siding will need to be replaced, along with our roof. Much of the landscaping also needs to be updated as the previous owners were not able to keep up with the maintenance and many of the shrubs/trees are dying.I am looking for suggestions on what to do. Our brick is an orangy/peach/yellow. Many of the homes in our neighborhood have painted their bricks. From what we have read, that can create problems long term. I have also read many blogs with color suggestions and when they get to the color combination we have described they suggest paint.We are looking for suggestions for the following:1. What to do with the brick? Suggestions to stain/paint/update or complementary color schemes.2. Suggestions for overall changes to the front exterior of the house and or landscaping.We are about to start the project of updating the front interior as well which requires a new front door. We recently had to get new windows. I am learning that once you start one project it leads to other projects. I don't want to piecemeal this as we already had to replace windows, now the door.....and without a bigger vision than we are at risk of not having an overall cohesive look. In regards to our style, we recognize there is a certain integrity to the style of the house. We are open to different ideas, although I would say we are not super contemporary. Although we appreciate that style, it is not necessarily us.Any help is appreciated, we are at a loss what to do!Front Door with one new window you can see. You can get a closer view of the brick and siding that will need to be replaced.