Exterior Inspiration

We have totally dropped the ball on finishing up the front exterior.  At least the hardscaping got done!  We may have some home improvement "A.D.D." bouncing between the interior and exterior renovation projects... but the real culprit is our uncertainty with how to proceed (do we tackle the entire exterior the front and back at this point?).

Anyhow, there are three items that we definitely want to address out front: 1) add stone or extend the board and batten to more of the facade, 2) replace the front door and possibly add a transom window or "side lights", and 3) landscape.  The gutters could use some attention too.  In the future, we would also like to change the garage door and possibly "pitch" the roofline of the front porch (like that of a portico).  Some exterior inspiration...

vertical siding exterior inspiration modern farmhouse

White board-and-batten vertical siding

exterior modern farmhouse ranch architecture

Drought-tolerant landscaping

modern farmhouse exterior architecture

Front entryway side lights

black door board and batten modern farmhouse exterior architecture

Black front door, transom window, side lights

white siding board and batten black shutters

Black shutters

If there was one consistent thread among the inspiration photos above, it is that I seem to be drawn to white home exteriors with black trim! :)


  1. ooh la la! pretty inspirations! white and black, you can never go wrong!!
    Love it!

    1. It's classic and timeless, which is perfect since we don't intend to keep changing things up on the exterior of our home! :)


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