In terms of home improvement projects, folks are most often thinking about what’s on the inside of a home. However, it’s important that you strongly consider how your home looks on the outside, too! In fact, when it comes time to potentially sell your home, its curb appeal is going to go a long way toward determining your home’s selling price!
While your might think that a home exterior renovation project is going to be exceptionally involved, you may be mistaken. As you’ll see in some of the examples that follow, sometimes a little bit of change can go a long way. Even so, we’ve also got some before-and-after photos that show some major changes to some tired exteriors. In any event, here are seven before and after home exteriors that are sure to inspire your creativity!
1. BEFORE: The Quintessential 80s Ranch
There was once a time when this home’s exterior would’ve been a real eye-catcher… Unfortunately, that time was three decades ago!
2. AFTER: Small Touches, Big Results
Without completely remaking the face of this home, subtle touches are added that transform the look from 80s to something more contemporary.
3. BEFORE: Overgrown and Rundown
With an overgrown front lawn and virtually no color to speak of on the exterior, this home looks positively rundown from the street.
4. AFTER: A Whole New Look
The yellow paint is an instant eye-catcher, but it’s the other touches that do the heavy lifting. Most notably, the pergola over the front door creates an inviting atmosphere.
5. BEFORE: No Definition
If you can look past the one-note white paint on the exterior of this home, you might notice the beautiful Victorian detailing that it features.
6. AFTER: New Color Scheme
By adopting a new and bright color scheme, the Victorian details of this home’s exterior are made more obvious, instantly improving the curb appeal ten fold!
7. BEFORE: The Modern Look, Diminished
Those who are fans of Modern architecture will instantly recognize the potential that exists for this home’s exterior.
8. AFTER: So Many Choices! So Much Fun!
New colors, exposed wood and a completely redone entrance to this home imbue the Modern architecture with contemporary flair, yielding something that’s totally fun!
9. BEFORE: Hiding Beneath the Surface
The lawn here is a real eyesore, but the home’s exterior isn’t helping things much. There’s something underneath the surface, though.
10. AFTER: Colors in the Right Places
With the lawn fixed up, the home’s exterior highlights its unique design flourishes with dark red colors. The result is a home that’s exciting to look at, even though much hasn’t been changed.
11. BEFORE: Rickety Wrought Iron
Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover! The rickety wrought-iron fence in front of this home totally foretells the blandness of the exterior beyond.
12. AFTER: Wrought Iron Begone!
With that fence removed, the exterior of this home is given a new lease on life thanks to vibrant colors that make it sparkle in the neighborhood.
13. BEFORE: The Cookie Cutter Home
In some neighborhoods, homes that look like this are a dime a dozen. That’s why new choices need to be made in order for this home to stand out!
14. AFTER: Opening Up
By opening up the entranceway and creating a beautiful walkway up from the sidewalk, this home instantly feels more inviting. Isn’t that what a home’s exterior is all about, anyway?