The dormer saga isn't quite over. . . but you knew that all along, right? :-) The other day, I received an email from my friend Liz, author of the delightful blog Infuse with Liz, and she knew I had a nagging uncertainty about the dormers.
She found photographs of two dormers that were similar to mine, and the moment I saw them (I don't have the image source--trust me, they were gorgeous--and the secret ingredient was more white trim), I knew the dormers had the potential to look better. My GC had wanted to add more white trim from the get-go, and I persuaded him to go with a 2.5"strip on the test dormer. The white trim looked better, for sure, but it needed tweaking. And I was all tweaked out.
I sent Liz's photos to my GC and asked him if he was game to try larger trim. Just a little while ago, I received photos of Practice Dormer #2. (The center dormer hasn't been tinkered with.)
Bigger trim on the far left.
Thinner trim on the right.
Nothing in the middle--just house wrap.
Medana also sent photos of the rear elevation.
It started out like this, with tan-painted doors and brown-trimmed windows.
Now everything looks fresh, crisp, and consistent with BM White Dove. (It doesn't look extra white in person.)
And here's another shot that shows the tan doors.
When the stone is reworked, I'm hoping that we can add a bit more trim around the windows in the sun room.
What's your vote--more trim or less?