Boost Your Curb Appeal With a Bungalow Look

We cruise through one of our favorite Craftsman bungalow hoods in Houston, searching for curb appeal ideas to steal.

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Blue Beauty

Homeowners: Yvonne and John Cosgrove
House built in: 1900
When they bought it: 1999

"We fell in love with this house after we came to an estate sale here. It had great bones." — John Cosgrove

Copy the Curb Appeal!
The Paint Colors: House: Vast Sky; Trim: Dover White; Porch floor: Mega Greige (All by Sherwin-Williams)

The Woodwork: The white stripe running across the front of the house is called dentil trim; find it at

The Windows: Three tall panes over one is 100 percent Craftsman. So are the transom and sidelight windows around the door.

The Yard: A pair of mature crape myrtles frames the house. Can you believe they were planted just five years ago?


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