Frank and Angel Ciangi live in the gorgeous, family-friendly Berkeley Hills, but their dated home is anything but beautiful. The neighbors describe the home as a drab, monochromatic box and Angel's least favorite feature of the home are what she calls the "bangs" - a random strip of terra cotta tiles lining the top of facade. Angel and Frank would love nothing more than to fit in with the rest of their stylish neighborhood and make their deck a more welcoming space that can showcase their amazing view of the San Francisco Bay. Designer and architect John Gidding knows this is going to be a difficult task, but if anyone can pull it off, it's John Gidding and the Curb Appeal: The Block team!
Diana Phillips and Mate Adamkovics recently purchased a home in Oakland that used to be a general store up until the 1970's, but is now a residential home. The entrance is extremely awkward as there is a decrepit wooden fence and an overgrown persimmon tree blocking most of the house, which is a bright sea foam blue color. This project will certainly be a challenge, but if anyone can handle it, it's designer John Gidding. John's vision is to incorporate the history of the house while making it a comfortable and charming residence for this family.
Preston and Teresa Thomas purchased their home in Alameda, California as a foreclosure. When they moved in the new facade paint color was a point of contention: he loves color, she is shy to anything but beige. She won and the house color is now beige. Now, neither of them likes the color. He would really like to see more character, and she just needs a designers push to move away from her comfort zone. Fortunately, designer John Gidding is up for the challenge!
Neal and Heather Jarecki live with their 5 kids in the charming San Francisco suburb of Alameda. They are responsible for hosting the Halloween party on their block every year, which is fitting as their Victorian home resembles a haunted house! They purchased this home 10 years ago and had every intention of fixing it up themselves, but with so many kids and so much work to be done, it still looks exactly the same as when they moved in. Fortunately, John Gidding and the Curb Appeal: The Block team are here to help! With a $20,000 makeover, John is sure to give them the bright and cheery home this family deserves!
Tim and Karen Brooks live with their children in an area of San Francisco that looks more like a 1950's suburb. Everyone has cute little houses with well-maintained front yards and their house is definitely the ugly duckling of the street. The home has been in their family for three generations and is starting to show signs of neglect. They desperately want to recapture the beauty the home once possessed and designer John Gidding and the Curb Appeal: The Block team are here to help with a $20,000 makeover! John has some big surprises in store for this family - and by the time his team's done, you won't recognize this home!
New parents Randy and Meredith Nonnenberg live in the charming area of Westwood Park in San Francisco, but their home lacks the charm of others in the neighborhood. With a large tree blocking most of their facade and the overgrown juniper in the front yard, the house is not fulfilling its full potential. With the help of Designer John Gidding and his team, the Nonnenbergs will now not only fit in with the rest of their neighborhood, but go from the eyesore of the block to the gem of the block.
Homeowners Jana Steel and Krista Blunk live in hills of Oakland in a 1970's style neighborhood. Their home is dated and Jana and Krista would love to see their home given new life. Their neighbors too agree the home could really use more pizazz, more color, and more personality. Fortunately, designer and architect John Gidding and his team are up for the challenge! When John and the team are done, this home is sure to be one of the most spectacular homes on the street.
Jeffrey and Kim Sanders' neighbors in Richmond, CA describe their home as bland and barren and they themselves admit that they are embarrassed by their home. Kim even comments that it looks as if someone literally put up walls and plastered it all together. Fortunately, John Gidding and the Curb Appeal team are here to help raise the spirits of this family - in the form of a $20,000 curb appeal makeover to turn this 1950s Ranch into the coolest house on the block!
Ben and Priti Hulse bought their home in the hills of Richmond, California from the previous homeowner who was over 100 years old! Needless to say, the house is in need of some updating! The Hulse's have two young boys and their blank facade is not reflecting their lively personalities. Fortunately though, Designer John Gidding and the Curb Appeal: The Block team are stepping in and giving this lucky young family a $20,000 makeover! And the team isn't stopping there - two of their neighbors will also receive spruce ups of their own, truly transforming their block forever!
Gentry and Eric Young live in a tucked away, charming neighborhood in San Francisco. Their only problem, however, is no one can see beyond the dated shingles on their house and the dilapidated fence. Luckily for them, they have an expert to help them in the form of John Gidding and his Curb Appeal: The Block team. They turn this hidden hideaway into the picturesque gem of the block.
Young couple Raul and Jocelyn Audelo, both artists, recently purchased a fixer-upper with zero style. This home absolutely does not reflect their creative spirits, but they have neither the means nor the expertise to revamp the front yard themselves. Fortunately for them and their neighborhood, designer John Gidding knows just how to bring life back to this rundown home. First order of business will definitely be removing the chicken wire railings! Bringing in color and some much-needed architectural detail will transform this home from a blank canvas into an abode fit for this creative couple.
Mike and Teresa Hardy are a vibrant, young couple who live on a close-knit, family-friendly street in Oakland. Unfortunately though, their home is sticking out like a sore thumb. Their front yard is full of weeds and the home is devoid of any color or style. They are new parents who have not had the time, nor the know how, to fix up their front yard to properly reflect their outgoing personalities. Designer John Gidding and his Curb Appeal: The Block team step in and transform this home into a modern piece of art, sure to stand out on the block in a good way!
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