To get this façade looking good, no substantial architectural work is required. Simple, no-brainer moves like replacing broken windows, cleaning the yard, repainting the wood, and planting a few trees would do wonders. But improvement is always possible, so I have designed my entry with materials and color in mind. The existing brick appears to be in fine condition, but it is ubiquitous on this elevation. To lessen homogeneity, I have added thick aluminum frames around the windows. This gesture will call out openings and add interest through a change of plane and material. Next, I hung large, shell-like planters from the brick. These will create a pleasant sense of rhythm and when the various flowers are in bloom, add color to the façade. Hidden within the planters are small, colored florescent fixtures. At night, green light will slip through the shell openings and illuminate the brick, an unusual and funky detail.