Before and After Curb Appeal

See how dressing up an entryway and giving front landscaping a new look has transformed the curb appeal of these homes.

Photo By: Handcrafted Homes

Photo By: Handcrafted Homes

Photo By: Leslie Bolden

Photo By: Leslie Bolden

Photo By: Landscape Plans Plus

Photo By: Landscape Plans Plus

Photo By: Handcrafted Homes

Photo By: Handcrafted Homes

Photo By: Vision Stairways & Millwork

Photo By: Vision Stairways & Millwork

Photo By: Landscape Plans Plus

Photo By: Landscape Plans Plus

Photo By: Leslie Bolden

Photo By: Leslie Bolden

Before: Traditional Estate Home

An estate home has an elegant black-and-white exterior but a boring lawn.

After: French Country Estate Makeover

In this amazing makeover by Handcrafted Homes, a new portico is just one of the incredible additions. An island with a rock bed, boulders, trees and flowering plants is the center of a new driveway.

Before: Ranch Home

The front porch of an Atlanta home was small and uninviting. It was not a spot where the homeowners wanted to gather at the end of the day or with guests.

After: Front Porch Makeover

Now, the new porch is people- and pet-friendly, with rockers, a beadboard ceiling with a ceiling fan and plants in containers.

Before: Traditional Home with Walkway

A bland front yard and garden bed look unruly and in need of TLC. The concrete walkway also has cracks. 

After: Traditional Home with New Walkway

A new walkway outlines the bed, which has been freshened up by Landscape Plans Plus with new ferns and other plants and mulch. 

Before: Country Lodge with Bland Exterior

A gravel driveway leads to an old lodge-style home with dormers and an unappealing skylight. The rocking chairs and a few container plants try to make the home inviting but there’s work to be done.

After: Country Lodge with Renovated Exterior

Boulders beckon to an attractive new entryway by Handcrafted Homes, with a stone facade and steps, and new containers and garden beds for plants.

Before: Old-Fashioned Front Door

Brick steps lead to a basic black door.

After: Arched Front Door

A single black door has been replaced by Vision Stairways & Millwork with an arched double door for a more dramatic entryway.

Before: Bland Entrance

A chunk of hedges at a Georgia home is framed by a concrete walkway. An existing bed has a small rock border.

After: Entry with Landscaped Beds

A rock wall and strategically placed boulders create a new bed for plants and trees that don’t overwhelm the entryway. Now, the area is better tied to the existing bed, and Landscape Plans Plus also created an expanded mulched area with new plants. 

Before: Dated Ranch Home

An Atlanta home on a wooded property lacked a true front porch. The homeowners said they loved many things about the home, except that it had no curb appeal.

After: Home Front Makeover Addition

An Atlanta home has been expanded and transformed with a new shake roof, new paint on the brick, new shutters and a more spacious front porch. To get a fresh start on the lawn, they removed some of the existing landscaping.