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I need suggestions on what areas of the house to add brick/stone to. I would love to do the entire home, but I don't think it's in the budget at this point. I'd appreciate any input / suggetions on what areas to do for the most bang for the buck as far as improving the overall appearance. Thanks! If you need side photos, I would happily add them.

front house
 
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one side

side
 
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garage side

garage side
 
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the back - I think we would leave this siding with the exception of adding stone around the base of the columns on the porch.

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If you are talking about real brick or stone veneer, you will need special footings around the base to hold the weight. Brick and stone are HEAVY, even a few vertical feet of them.
 
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What you do will just be accents to the house. Maybe the foundation, around entry door and maybe garage front. Natural stone is usually cost prohibitive now days with Mason wages. Faux or Cultured stone can be managed more so.

The post are not sufficent size to stone. You could frame out larger at the base to make it work.

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Thanks for the response
Yes, that's what I am referring to. We have already discussed that with the installer. At this point I am just trying to decide if/where to add it. Thanks!
 
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