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post #16 of 27
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Stitches, I agree totally. The house was painted 2 years ago, I probably could use a new mail box, and I had the thought of him parking it out back, but our house is so small, there is no where to hide it! Plus, the right side, where the bakery is, is super long, (the bakery is 22' long, and then there are two bedrooms and a bathroom on that side, so the driveway would have to be about 60' long to clear the side of the house. The other side, and he'd have to drive through the front yard.
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post #17 of 27
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Stitches, I agree totally. The house was painted 2 years ago, I probably could use a new mail box, and I had the thought of him parking it out back, but our house is so small, there is no where to hide it! Plus, the right side, where the bakery is, is super long, (the bakery is 22' long, and then there are two bedrooms and a bathroom on that side, so the driveway would have to be about 60' long to clear the side of the house. The other side, and he'd have to drive through the front yard.


Instead of a driveway all the way to the back of the house. Just make it as far back as to clear the bakery portion of the home. Then behind it you can put up a nice double gate wooden fence to hide the truck. Out of sight out of mind.

 

Best of luck, Jimmy

post #18 of 27

urg........that is a stick thing. (Just so ya know, my hubby drives a company truck also. For years he had the worst looking one they owned.........so I get it. Plus he was pretty unhappy himself having to drive that junk.) Just do the best you can, keep it clean inside and out, even if it is ugly. Don't park it up close to the house.......it looks more like a visitors if it's parked lower in the drive.

 

Just try to see things as a stranger would.....

 

If you can afford it, I think some classic urns with seasonal 'greens/flowers' by you company door would look nice....sort of highlight where you business door is. Splurge on this, buy something that looks really expensive.

post #19 of 27
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Instead of a driveway all the way to the back of the house. Just make it as far back as to clear the bakery portion of the home. Then behind it you can put up a nice double gate wooden fence to hide the truck. Out of sight out of mind.

 

Best of luck, Jimmy

That's a good idea!

post #20 of 27
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Thanks Jimmy. That is a thought. I suppose he wouldn't have to park it there every day, just when he is here on consultation days. He goes to work at 6am, so it would be such a hassle to get out of the van to open and close a gate in the morning and evening. Though the kids could be made to do it in the afternoon icon_biggrin.gif
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post #21 of 27
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How bad is it? The doors will be painted, but I haven't decided on a color.

Some posters in the windows, showing images of cakes but no words, might be OK where the sign is not allowed.  

 

I like the idea of white doors for a home-bakery (like wearing whites inside).  It makes them stand out from the purely residential decor.

post #22 of 27
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I used to wear business casual clothes for my tastings, but have started wearing a pink chef coat, and black work pants, and my black tennis shoes with pink and black checkered laces. I have a beautiful bakery, and a pretty consultation area. I think some transparent cake signs would be be nice.

I don't know, I think the white sticks out like a sore thumb.
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post #23 of 27
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I used to wear business casual clothes for my tastings, but have started wearing a pink chef coat, and black work pants, and my black tennis shoes with pink and black checkered laces. I have a beautiful bakery, and a pretty consultation area. I think some transparent cake signs would be be nice.

I don't know, I think the white sticks out like a sore thumb.

How do you feel about white with pink and black trim.

 

I would say pink with black trim but your zoning officer may object.  The doors have their "native" finish right now.  And being that visible surely helps?

post #24 of 27
I like the white. White evokes clean. I would paint the trim white.

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #25 of 27
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Well, that's where my husband parks his hoopty. Yeah, right in front of the door.

I think they look unfinished. I don't know about pink, inthinknit may clash with the brick. everything inside is pink, black, white, stainless steel, and teal. I live outside city limits, and were pretty conservative about telling people what to do and what they can't do. House paint isn't regulated. I am going to paint the front door a rich violet purple, to make it stand out. (I have been holding out since I found out it was a $1,200 door!) it is beautiful, but it is wood grain painted steel and fiberglass door. I want it to stand out.
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post #26 of 27
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I like the white. White evokes clean. I would paint the trim white.
Hmmm, yeah, but I am always washing them. We have geese around here and it looks like they aim for the door. Plus, the airport close by leaves a sooty black film on everything.

I have an argument for everything, but I am an over thinker, and have been considering this for 2 years now! Thanks for all the help!
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post #27 of 27
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urg........that is a stick thing. (Just so ya know, my hubby drives a company truck also. For years he had the worst looking one they owned.........so I get it. Plus he was pretty unhappy himself having to drive that junk.) Just do the best you can, keep it clean inside and out, even if it is ugly. Don't park it up close to the house.......it looks more like a visitors if it's parked lower in the drive.

Just try to see things as a stranger would.....

If you can afford it, I think some classic urns with seasonal 'greens/flowers' by you company door would look nice....sort of highlight where you business door is. Splurge on this, buy something that looks really expensive.
I missed this before! We posted at the same time, and I am a slow typist. I think the urns are a great idea. We actually have more money in our bakery account than our personal account right now, so I think that would be a great splurge. I kill plants left and right, I am so lazy about planting, I could stick some silks in, lmao, I am kidding... But with just the two, I could find the time to do something with them.

Now, what to put in there? We have winters that are pretty much in the 20°-50°, so not too harsh, but everything turns brown.

I am so lazy about yard work, as is my husband, that I looked into getting the grass that only grows 3" and stays emerald green all year. I think the quote for the front yard alone was $5,000!
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