Here's a great example of an update to a long faced split level. The color and texture of the garage door adds a warm feeling. The entry way has been changed from the side to a forward direction which makes it look welcoming and much more modern. Lots of textures in the stones and landscape.
Ah, the reading nook... A cozy space within the confines of your home that provides you with a little taste of heaven each time you retreat to it. But is your seating choice the right one? Learn how to select the best seating for your nook: http://www.furnishedup.com/blog/2014/07/choosing-the-perfect-seating-for-your-reading-nook/