BuildingsRustic House Exterior, Oxfordshire

Rustic house exterior in Oxfordshire with wood cladding. —  Houzz
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Tugman Studio added this to A Beginner’s Guide to Loft Conversions10 July 2017

Choose your dormer styleThere are several different shapes that dormer windows can take, and these have different visual effects and give different benefits internally.The shape that most people often feel are the ‘prettiest’, most traditional and certainly the form that planners tend to like are small pitched-roof dormers. These can add an attractive, cottagey look to a traditional roof as this image illustrates, but the downside is that they tend to add very little internal headroom and volume to your loft room.

Tugman Studio added this to 12 Things to Know About Dormer Loft Extensions17 July 2016

Dormers have historyPeople often think of dormers as a modern thing, but in fact they’ve been used on roofs for centuries and, before the invention of the roof window, were really the only way to bring daylight into a loft.Frequently, dormers brought light and ventilation into small roof spaces where servants were accommodated, so it’s not unusual for the windows and dormers themselves to be small in scale. Planning departments (when permission is required) often stipulate that dormers should be no wider than they are high, reflecting this traditional small scale.

Cathy Rebecca added this to What You Need to Know About Dormer Loft Conversions28 October 2015

Dormer windows can be different sizes…There are several things you can do with a dormer window, and most will depend on the style of your own property and the homes nearby. Generally, the dormer window will need to bear some relation to the home’s existing windows, and be smaller than them.In more cottage-style properties, two or three smaller dormer windows might be installed for a much softer look, as on this house. Although this means there’s less room inside, it generally looks much better externally.Discover what to consider when planning a loft conversion

Jo Froude added this to How to Improve Your Home’s Kerb Appeal17 July 2014

Look beyond the front door If your house is on a corner plot or you have a wraparound garden, give the surrounding area some attention. Spruce up your side view by pruning foliage, weeding beds and giving walls a lick of paint, so visitors are impressed as they try to locate the front door.Liked this? Tell us what would attract you to a house – and what would put you off!

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Mlynn Lynn added this to Exteriors4 August 2020

Burnt wood look special blow torch method.

Kacie Gilbert added this to What The Hell Are We Doing17 May 2019

Light stucco dark accent add stone.

treetopsmanley added this to Living Room Ideas17 May 2019

The roof tile and the cladding against the render.

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