A bungalow gets a nautical-influenced makeover with a new paver walkway, new porch and a lot of color.
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Nadia Sbeih's 1920s Sears kit bungalow is not much to speak of, but it has a lot of potential. The asbestos siding is drab, the front door is falling apart, and the landscaping consists of broken rocks, dirt and weeds.
Designer Melanie Cavileer came up with a colorful makeover that incorporated Nadia's love of the ocean. The drab paint was replaced with blue-gray ocean shades, and the old concrete was removed and replaced with paving stones on the driveway, walkway, steps and retaining wall.
Here's a list of other changes that completed the home's transformation:
- The porch was rebuilt with a new floor and railings. Colorful scrolled ironwork was added to the porch railings to reinforce the nautical theme (right); the old porch railings were reused as a fence to separate the front and back yards.
- The front door was painted with bright colors and now features a stained-glass mermaid.
A typical bungalow with bland coloring gets some stand-out touches that bring new charm, including new windows, a front door...Advertisement
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