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Inspiring Exteriors {Bungalows}

Each winter, as the cold and sometimes snowy months near their end, my cabin fever causes me to partake in one of my favorite hobbies: list making. I jot down all of the projects I intend to start and finish (that part is key) in the coming spring, summer and fall. To maintain some semblance of order, I throw all of the possibilities onto a spreadsheet and get a rough estimate the cost and time requirements. Then, my husband and I sit down and prioritize. We aim for one major and two minor projects for each season.

Full disclosure: This plan is not foolproof – there are often delays and/or emergency projects that override our original ideas, but having our list helps me stay simultaneously focused and humble.

This fall, our major project is painting the house – something I have desperately wanted to do since we moved in almost two years ago.  Here are some of the exteriors that have been inspiring me:

My little apartment

{The shade of blue I’ve chosen is fairly close to this beautiful bungalow featured on My Little Apartment. I love the yellow door.}

Inspiration trim

{My roof line is similar to the house pictured above, from Seventh House on the Left. The trim work looks simple to install, but adds so much visual interest.}

{Beautiful contrast between this natural wood door and the siding. Also, the cantilever roofing is a great nod to Frank Lloyd Wright.}

the daily bungalow

{The Daily Bungalow (love them) shared this awesome house with a bold trim color.}

more ways to waste time

{From More Ways to Waste Time, a contemporary take on Craftsman style.}

Houston Bungalow

{Houston Bungalow’s has a gorgeous home with a crisp shingle accent around a stained glass window.}

Happy weekend!

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  1. I love the freshness of them all and hope to have a similar result with our own house. We’re planning on painting it a very dark grey with white windows and sills etc. Still trying to talk my husband into a yummy pink door.

    October 1, 2013
    • Sounds like it’s going to look beautiful! We’ve finally settled on our colors, Valspar’s aptly named bungalow blue (a dark blue with a bit of grey),Montpelier Red Velvet (sort of a cranberry) for accents and white trim. If you guys go with the pink door, I’d love to see it – grey and pink are so pretty together.

      October 1, 2013

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