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I'm looking for some ideas on what I could build in around my house to make it look better, or make the surrounding area look nicer.
House at Night: http://i.imgur.com/L8LFC.jpg House during Daylight: http://i.imgur.com/kE8jj.jpg
It's currently a four story apartment style house, build for myself and three friends to work out of. From the main floor is a hallway that leads to the Nether Gate, and behind that room(Which is hard to see) is the Cactus Automatic Farm. The Wheat and Sugarcane farms are easy to see from here, as well as my fountain. Behind the house and under the ground is my storage area with around 10-15 chests for different ideas. There is a mine track that runs about half the length of the world in one direction, but it's off in the distance. It can sorta be seen during the daylight picture in the top left.
Does anyone have any suggestion for things I could possible attempt to build, or ideas on how to improve this building as it currently stands?
The biggest improvements I can suggest adding are "texture" or "depth."
So change up some of the blocks. Perhaps on the small room, make the top corners stone slabs and then top the middle of it with stone slabs.
The porch area on the main building adds nice depth and the building top helps to switch it up too, but I suggest throwing in some things for flare as well. One thing I find is just removing the top corner blocks (I would remove them from the rooftop entrance/exit), just to give it a different shape. And if you don't like a whole block gone, throw a stone slab there to give it some color variation.