Great link to architectural building/ house styles and terms:  Door surround with pilaster and pediment on a Federal house

Great link to architectural building/ house styles and terms: Door surround with pilaster and pediment on a Federal house

Love the dark stained wood doors with the colonial trim. Definitely an addition to my home!

Love the dark stained wood doors with the colonial trim. Definitely an addition to my home!

The decorative pediments are wonderful & the shutters & color combination is so nice also.

The decorative pediments are wonderful & the shutters & color combination is so nice also.

Painted brick...I've often thought about painting the ugly brick part of our house, but i'm scared because once you paint it you can't go back! but look at these houses--they are beautiful!!

Painted brick...I've often thought about painting the ugly brick part of our house, but i'm scared because once you paint it you can't go back! but look at these houses--they are beautiful!!

Add Charm With Vintage Linens - This New Jersey homeowner upped the charm quotient of her glass-front cabinets by tacking lacy organza napkins inside the bottom panes. An old porcelain sink rests atop porch posts framing a vintage-tablecloth skirt. Mismatched lower cabinets are topped with new butcher-block countertops; one was retrofitted to house the dishwasher.

Add Charm With Vintage Linens - This New Jersey homeowner upped the charm quotient of her glass-front cabinets by tacking lacy organza napkins inside the bottom panes. An old porcelain sink rests atop porch posts framing a vintage-tablecloth skirt. Mismatched lower cabinets are topped with new butcher-block countertops; one was retrofitted to house the dishwasher.

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Add a pop of color to a brick facade with fun shutters! See more easy exterior updates: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/exteriors/curb-appeal/curb-appeal-tips/?socsrc=bhgpin042413greenshuters=5

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