This sprawling outdoor covered porch features a small dining area with a white table, brown wooden chairs and colorful potted flowers. Nearby orange and yellow Adriondack chairs offer the perfect spot for taking in the view.
After: A brick path was laid in three different levels with the lowest level at the yard's gate, the middle level at the seating area and the upper level near the entryway. To save money, the window sashes were painted a bold red that popped against the existing house color.
The home's exterior now an extended front porch and freshly painted brick exterior in crisp gray and the shutters in black. A gray stone chimney adds texture to the home. Wooden flower boxes on the windows add an extra touch. A small lamp post serves as a marker near the end of the walkway.
A small brick shed with pointed roof is built into the stone wall surrounding this cozy, cottage backyard swimming pool. A planted border hugs the inside of the wall adding natural color and texture to decorate the space.
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.
Across the serene swimming pool, a poolhouse provides extra entertaining and relaxing space for the homeowners. One one side of the double fireplace, a bar and conversation space allows for relaxing after an exciting day of swimming, while the dining area on the other side has a great view of the home's expansive lawn and gardens.