After: An Atlanta home has been expanded and transformed with a new shake roof, new paint on the brick, new shutters and a more spacious front porch. To get a fresh start on the lawn, they removed some of the existing landscaping.
HGTV's Curb Appeal transformed this bungalow with a splash of mint green exterior paint and a white pergola off the front door. Simple plantings around the walkway and in front of the retaining wall unify the outdoor landscaping.
A round foyer in a Tudor revival cottage dating to 1928 features an original Dutch door, a stone floor and a faux painted dome ceiling. Designer Judy Hodgens grouped together mid-century modern iron chairs, paintings and framed landscapes in her room for a Historic Macon Design House in Georgia. The style has a sense of formality with an updated twist, she says.
Kelsey and Trip Purks purchased an older home with an outdated appearance, but it is in a great location and within their price range. The original exterior of the house was white-painted wood with red shutters and the landscaping was overgrown. They have asked Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines to transform the look of the home to better suit their style. Chip and Jo have repainted the siding a modern gray/green and the shutters black. They kept the original Dutch door and painted it with a faux finish to look like a dark stained wood grain. They updated the landscaping and added new grass, as well as a new walkway that matches the brick of the chimney.
Red is a frequent choice for homes with a traditional look, fitting with brick, molding and columns painted white. "The old-fashioned, welcoming color for a front door is red," says Bruce Holliday of Landscape Plans Plus.
Lighting fixtures painted a soft teal complement the home's beige hues, while blue fescue grasses (Festuca glauca) echo the color of the lamp posts. Brown pots placed along the walkway tie the landscape, designed by Philip Thornburg of Winterbloom, back to the house.
As seen on HGTV's hit show, Fixer Upper, the newly renovated Jones home has been transformed from the inside out. Some key elements of the exterior are the new front door, window shutters, columns, plaster style paint, and landscaping, making the home more inviting.
The home's curb appeal is markedly improved with all new siding, fresh paint, new porch posts and railings and upgraded landscaping. Among the appealing aspects of this older Hillsboro neighborhood are the large lots, wide streets and vintage homes built mainly in the early 20th century.
This unique "cocktail pool" is flanked by two dramatic bronze fountain scuppers as well as a limestone fireplace. Custom pavers and painted brick walls are softened by warm landscape elements, including a pair of potted topiaries sculpted to mimic the Gothic lines of an arched door reached by custom iron stairs.
This curb appeal of this home in Lorena, Texas is greatly enhanced thanks to some of Chip and Joanna's improvements -- including a freshly painted exterior, new shutters and much improved landscaping. Before the renovation, the house was drab and scarcely visible from the road due to overgrown and poorly placed trees.
As seen on Fixer Upper, to revitalize the outdated exterior of the Ridley home, Joanna added wooden shutters and custom made pillars. To further update the home's look, the brick was painted a more modern color and landscaping was added to give the outdoor space a much needed facelift.
Along this modern stairway, glass and metal rails connect with the unique glass and metal pendant fixtures that light the space. Lilac paint gives added definition to the curved architecture. Throughout the house, eclectic elements blend the client’s love of pattern and color with the ruggedness of the Park City, Utah, landscape.
This curb appeal of this home in Lorena, Texas is greatly enhanced thanks to some of Chip and Joanna's improvments -- including a freshly painted exterior, new shutters and much improved landscaping. Before the renovation, the house was drab and scarcely visible from the road due to overgrown and poorly placed trees.
Inspired by the farm and landscape, rustic wood paneling is used on the top half of the walls in this guest house's media room. The lower half of the wall is painted a cool gray, blending perfectly with a comfortable sectional. The Union Jack symbol and colors add a touch of English love to the space.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper: Chip and Joanna Gaines brightened up the exterior of this 1958 ranch house with fresh paint in a soft cream white balanced out with dark shutters and window boxes in natural wood. New landscaping, and an update to the front porch with a new railing, columns and sconces, help elevate the curb appeal.
A room with blue-and-white chinoiserie wallpaper opens to a foyer with a rug and painted light green stairs. The stairwell presents the space for a series of framed landscapes in the space designed by Madcap Cottage. The designers are authors of "Prints Charming: Create Absolutely Beautiful Interiors with Prints & Patterns."
This bright yellow home exterior pops against the white molding, columns and gray roof. Typical of the Cape Cod style, dormer windows are painted the same yellow color. White columns add visual interest to the spacious front porch area, creating a classic American design. Lush landscaping and white front porch furniture add to the home's curb appeal.
A powder room, sandwiched between the mudroom and the front entry of the HGTV Dream Home 2011, bursts with colors inspired by the Vermont landscape. "It's just this wonderful land of contrasts," says interior designer Linda Woodrum. "That plays a lot into the design scheme." A wall in the powder room is dedicated to oil paintings by Dorothy Martinez.