Creating Curb Appeal, One Neighborhood at a Time

With every Curb Appeal: The Block makeover, the neighbors also benefit. Here are two such neighborhoods.

  • Block No. 1, Main Makeover

    Before: After a car crashed in their front yard, Hillary and Larry have been unable to move forward on fixing their landscaping: the subterranean driveway, dilapidated picket fence and badly needed paint job.

  • Block No. 1, Main Makeover

    After: The yard is no longer the neighborhood eyesore: the house is freshly painted, the driveway is now at grade, and beautiful plantings take the place of the picket fence.

  • Block No. 1, Main Makeover

    Before: The circular hardscape is appealing but it needs softening, and the fountain hasn't worked for years.

  • Block No. 1, Main Makeover

    After: With a beautiful shade tree at the center and shrubs around the perimeter, this area has become a welcoming sitting space.

  • Block No. 1, Mini Makeover

    Before: The house across the street from Hillary and Larry's place could use a little color boost.

  • Block No. 1, Mini Makeover

    After: Colorful plants have been substituted for some of the liriope along the foundation and at the mailbox (not shown), making for better curb appeal.

  • main yard 2 house exterior before

    Block No. 2, Main Makeover

    Before: Nick and Jennifer's front yard looks neglected. An iron fence surrounds the lawn, and the gate leads to grass. The house needs painting, and the front door needs a doorknob.

  • main yard 2 house exterior after

    Block No. 2, Main Makeover

    After: A new overhang and a fresh new paint job give this home a completely new look. The fence is gone, and the welcoming stone walkway opens to a courtyard-type space.

  • main yard 1 house exterior before

    Block No. 2, Main Makeover

    Before: A former planting bed holds only the remnants of dead plants.

  • main yard 1 house exterior after

    Block No. 2, Main Makeover

    After: Granite steps lead to a new expanded front deck where Jennifer and Nick can entertain their neighbors.

  • mini 1 house exterior before

    Block No. 2, Mini Makeover No. 1

    Before: The house next door suffers from blandness.

  • mini 1 house exterior after

    Block No. 2, Mini Makeover No. 1

    After: The front door pops in a color that complements Jennifer and Nick's house next door.

  • mini 2 house exterior before

    Block No. 2, Mini Makeover No. 2

    Before: On the other side of Jennifer and Nick's home, a rotten boards on the front porch create a hazard, and the house is dirty.

  • mini 2 house exterior after

    Block No. 2, Mini Makeover No. 2

    After: With just a pressure wash, the house looks clean and fresh. New, stained lumber replaced the rotten boards on the porch.

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