Spring is a time of year when many homeowners take stock of any exterior updates they need for their home. It may be things that need to be repaired, replaced or completely remodeled. My neighborhood always starts to buzz with contractor traffic and landscapers once the weather breaks.
Spring is also the start of a very busy season for home buyers. Some prefer to buy a fixer upper and remodel it to their taste. Others won’t put foot inside a home if it doesn’t have curb appeal.
Personally, I love to see creative minds at work and one of my favorites is to see what updates can be done to an older home to make it more attractive and inviting from the outside. Sometimes seeing before and after remodeling pictures can spark interest in upgrading your own home.
Regardless if you have any need for updating, I think you will enjoy this collection of before and after photos. These exterior home remodeling projects deliver mass curb appeal and are truly OMG worthy. Let me know if you have a favorite.
Brick House Updated with Paint
I love brick homes and live in one myself. But just like anything, there are so many different types of brick and the original brick on this home found on the NestEgg wasn’t attractive. It was multi color with some gray bricks thrown in. Yes, gray bricks!
Homeowner Rachel had a great vision! She painted this brick home a cream color and it made such a difference! It brightened up the facade immensely and even made it look larger. New landscaping, light fixtures and a new roof made it look fresh. The window boxes added charm. This is a 10 in my book for upgrading curb appeal! Kudos to you Rachel!
New Entryway and Paint Add Curb Appeal to this Brick Ranch
Another great redo by painting the brick was found on the blog A Painted House. I love the color that Angela picked for her updated ranch. The remodeling of the front entrance gave the whole house a face lift. It’s another ten in my book. Great eye Angela!
Landscaping Adds Instant Curb Appeal For Little Money
It doesn’t always have to take a lot of money to freshen up the exterior of a home. The ranch above is the perfect example. The after picture is so much more welcoming with just a few changes.
By adding shutters to the small window, painting the front door black to match the shutters, adding landscaping beds to the left of the driveway and power washing the cement, it gave this ranch massive curb appeal. Landscaping makes such a difference!
It also appears that they installed a larger window on the left but even without that costly change, the other improvements were enough to make a major difference for little money.
New Front Porch and Second Floor Home Addition
You can’t even tell this is the same house. A southern style front porch and second floor were added. This was a major renovation and a nice one at that. In order to put this kind of renovation into an older home, you would need to really love the neighborhood!
Brick Colonial Home Updated with Shutters & New Entry
Never underestimate what shutters can do for a home! Wow! The front entrance also adds character and architectural detail with the red door and addition of the wood overhang. Landscaping and a slate walkway finished the job. Don’t you love seeing transformations?
New Roof, Gables and Facade Give This Home a Facelift
Channel Builders gave this brick home a complete facelift and a beautiful one at that! The roof line changed with the new gables, the windows were replaced and some of the brick were covered with stone. I love the results!
Stunning Front Porch Addition
It’s all in the details! The transformation found on An Urban Cottage to this simple two story home is stunning. By adding columns and creating a porch with larger windows to match the doorway, this home looks totally different. It’s amazing what a creative mind can do to take something so ordinary and make it look so good.
Charming Tudor Home Update
This Tudor home update found on Coastal Living was a major remodeling project. The roof line changed with the addition of the dormers, the brick and front door were painted and the landscaping (or lack thereof) was completely redone.
The house was truly brought to life and now has character and personality with major curb appeal. Bravo! A job well done.
Do you have a favorite? Please share in the comments below and tell me which home remodeling project you liked the best and why.