We all know that curb appeal is important to the look, feel, and resale of our home, but changing our home’s exterior is easier said than done.Whether you can only afford a few cans of paint, or whether you’re ready to completely renovate, these 20 home exterior makeover before and after ideas are sure to inspire!They come in an abundance of shapes, sizes, designs and colours.• Instead of painting the walls of an entire room or area, re-paint just one or two to create accent walls, or use wallpaper to make a feature wall.Using the technique on unexpected surfaces or in bright colors, like a shocking pink marble mirror frame, is on my design bucket list!”“I like to use a strié finish—the French word for streaking—as it adds texture and depth to a space,” says San Francisco interior designer Grant K. “Instead of having one solid paint color, you have two different ones to give highlights and lowlights.
It’s a great technique to use in an area that has heavy traffic because it’s easy to clean.”“I love painted floors because, with the help of CAD, we can come up with something really interesting in a relatively small amount of time,” says New York–based decorator Lilly Bunn.Depending on the space, design, and contractor, a small porch addition can cost between 00-,000. Fixer Upper French Country Renovation Source: HGTV On this episode of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, the homeowners longed for a french country feel to their home. The Indiana House Renovation This exterior renovation is amazing! If you’re looking for a beautiful way to spruce up your ranch style home, consider investing in a front porch. Victorian Restoration Source: This Old House Gorgeous! Greek Revival Restoration Source: An Urban Cottage The homeowners wanted to restore their home to it’s original state, and the outcome is nothing short of amazing. I love the simplicity and clean look of the all white exterior and black door. Brick Exterior Renovation Source: Magnolia Market This is another gorgeous renovation found on HGTV’s Fixer Upper from Chip and Joanna Gaines. If you have this basic style and are ready for an update, the “after” picture is fantastic inspiration!They picked this home trusting Chip and Joanna to deliver a French Country look to their sprawling ranch home, and the end result was amazing. Blue Cottage Renovation This is a great example of how small changes combine to make a BIG improvement! The addition of the gabled porch made a HUGE difference, but I also love the shutter removal, blue exterior, and yellow front door. If you could afford it and had the time, would you buy an old home and restore it? The floor to ceiling windows and covered porch makes the space! Colonial Renovation Source: Airoom This colonial style home received a major renovation, and I’m torn between which version I like better! The painted brick, addition of the rectangular windows, new front door & porch transformed this exterior. Gray Home Renovation Source: BHG The “before” of this home depicts a style of house commonly found across U. This is one of my favorite exterior transformations of the bunch. Grand Entrance Renovation Source: BHG Typically a porch addition makes all the difference, but in this home’s case the porch helped transform the home.When prepping a home for sale, small updates and fixes can go a long way toward increasing a home’s value and making it more attractive to potential buyers.For the most part, buyers want a home that’s move-in ready.