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Post from: September 2017

Positioning Your Home Aesthetically On Your Land

Positioning Your Home Aesthetically On Your Land

When positioning your home on your land there are a couple things that you should keep in mind.

1. You want to approach the home from the front of the house. This is mainly a discussion regarding the driveway. It is important to bring your guests to the front of the house so that they know where to park and enter. The sooner your driveway directs people to the front of your house, the better.

2. The house should be the main focus. If there are other buildings on the site, position the house so it sits proud, standing out from any others. Also, if there is a hill or higher elevation to position your home on, that is good for a variety reasons: It helps keep the house as the main focus, but it also provides the best views and helps keep water away from the home.

 

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How much more will it cost me to paint brick?

How much more will it cost me to paint brick?

Great question!

Painted brick is becoming popular. The good part about painting brick is that it doesn't matter what the brick underneath looks like, as long as it has some texture. A lot of brick factories will sell seconds—the brick did not meet the specs, and can't be sold as top quality. That doesn't mean the brick isn't strong enough. Most of the time, it is a color matching issue that relegates the brick to the "seconds" pile. You can buy these bricks for a discounted price—not enough to compensate for the paint, but it does help to offset a bit of the added cost.

 

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