Curb Appeal Ideas: Home Exterior Makeovers

Browse before-and-after photos of these home makeovers and get ideas for updating your own place.
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Before: Dingy Casita

While architecturally interesting, this 1920s Spanish-style home looks unlived in. The washed-out exterior and vine-covered trellis need some work.

After: Charming Facade and Entryway

This home's new look accentuates its Spanish-style architecture without feeling too themed. An earthy paint color complements the stucco exterior, while Spanish tiles draw attention to the front door and stairs. A new trellis extends all the way across the facade, making the home look wider and giving it more presence from the street.

Before: Nondescript Exterior

With the exception of the small capital detail on the porch columns, this beige-and-brown home is devoid of style and character.

After: A Little Love and Landscaping

Small details – like the exposed rafters under the roof and the stone cladding over the bases of the columns – make a huge impact on this home's exterior appearance. A cheerful, blue-and-white color scheme completes this charming Craftsman's transformation.

Before: Boring Brick

With its drab brick exterior, dingy awning and plain front door, this home doesn't make a great first impression. Plus, the staircase to the tiny front porch is hidden behind bushes, so there's no clear path to the door.

After: Amazing Grays

A coat of dark gray paint reinvigorates this home's brick exterior. A brand new staircase leads to the entryway, which was revamped with a blue door and a portico extension in place of the awning. Stylish house numbers, a new light fixture and colorful potted plants add the perfect finishing touches.

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