Maximizing Curb Appeal

On every episode of Curb Appeal: The Block, a so-so house gets a major makeover, and a couple of others in the neighborhood get spiffed up too. See how fresh landscaping and a facelift can take a home from blah to bedazzling.

After: Ultra-Charming Cottage

The symmetry of the house, combined with a steep roof and large gable, gave Curb Appeal: The Block host John Gidding the inspiration to add folk-Victorian architectural elements. Window boxes, Victorian spandrels, bracket work and filigree details — along with new brick-detail walkway and loads of beautiful plantings — have completely transformed the home.

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