DIY The Style: Projects Inspired By An Historic Southern Bungalow

DIY The Style: Projects Inspired By An Historic Southern Bungalow

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Dabney Frake
Sep 8, 2016
(Image credit: Hayley Lawrence)

James and Shanna live in an adorable bungalow near Duke University. Inside is a marriage of their individual eclectic taste, but the outside is all Southern historic style. Once the heat eases up a little, learn how to DIY three elements of their home's charming exterior.

1. Picket fences aren't really about privacy. But they do add a finishing touch to your yard, and keep wayward animals and people from invading your space. Learn to add one to your property with help from DIY Network — from picking the right spot, to planning the layout, to building the final product.

2. There's an unwritten rule that small bungalows increase their cuteness factor exponentially when the front door is painted an equally cute color. Mint green falls in that category. If you aren't convinced, take this HGTV quiz to figure out what color your exterior door should be, then get painting with help from this tutorial from.

3. If you live in the south and you have a porch, you need a swing. This Old House takes you through the process of building your own, and gives you the all-important information needed to also hang it properly from the ceiling.

To see more of this adorable home, check out the entire tour of James and Shanna's Mid-Mod Bungalow Style in North Carolina

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