9 Incredible Home Exterior Makeovers

You won’t believe some of these home makeovers from Hometalk!

No matter how beautiful a home’s interior may be, if the exterior is in shambles, it’s tough to notice the decor. But don’t worry – a good exterior makeover can make a home literally unrecognizable. These 9 homes went from outdated to amazing, with the help of a bit of paint, some lumber, and a whole lot of elbow grease. In fact, if you weren’t seeing them side by side, you probably wouldn’t guess they’re still the same house!

1. Behold the Power of Paint

Home Exterior Makeover

Image: Holly/The Coconut Head’s Survival Guide

These homeowners loved their brick detailing, but they weren’t huge fans of the underwhelming taupe that covered their home. Instead of living with the disappointment, they painted over it, for a bold, jaw-dropping makeover that neighbors adore! (See how it happened here)

2. Georgian Home Goes French

Image:Bridget/Along the Left Bank

While their home was already beautiful, this family wanted a more exotic look that better matched their style. Their traditional Georgian home got a whole new look with a fabulous French makeover. (Here’s how they did it)

3. Cape Cod Abode Turned Craftsman Cabin

Image: Sharon/Titus Built

This humble Cape Cod retreat needed a little sprucing up, but no one expected this! With trim, wood beams, and loads of new shingles, this traditional little cabin earned some attractive craftsman appeal. How stunning are those brackets? (Don’t miss the rest of the house)

4. Ugly Duckling Gets a Makeover

Image: Gini

The wary homeowner who bought this fixer upper refused it the first time, but came back with hopeful determination. The push paid off, because what started out as a gloomy, boring hut, turned into a bright little home packed with character. (See the whole project here)

 5. Perfect Patio Update

Image: Marty/Marty’s Musings

A spacious modern deck was exactly what this 1950’s ranch house needed, and the homeowners knew it! After several dead trees had been removed, these DIYers had plenty of space to build the outdoor oasis of their dreams. (Here’s how they did it)

6. From ‘70’s to Slate

Image:Jeanni/Creative Hatt

When this home dweller got sick of feeling like her home exterior was trapped in the ‘70’s, she thought up a very dramatic change that turned out spectacularly! The outdated red brick was covered completely in black stone and the doors and railings were updated to match the modern look. (See the whole process here)

7. Boring Exterior Goes Bold

Image: Dana/Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes

Sometimes, changing your exterior is about thinking outside of the box. With an elegant stencil and some vibrant green paint, this home exterior didn’t just get a new look, it got a brand new personality! (Here’s how it was done)

8. Floral Fairytale Reno

Image: Barb/Our Fairfield Home and Garden

These happy homeowner turned their tired, stale house into colorful cottage that looks like something out of a dream. With its light blue base and bright accents, even natural colored brick fans have to admit – this home is a whimsical wonderland. (Learn more about it here)

9. Elegant Bungalow Facelift

Image: Mosaic Group

With broad columns and a somber hue, this run of the mill home got a sophisticated and eye-catching update. While the front porch was expanded, the side patio got a screened-in upgrade, turning every exterior corner into a lavish lounge area. (Here’s how they did it)

For more great curb appeal transformations and ideas, check out the curb appeal page on Hometalk.

Lindsay is the the Director of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker Real Estate and manages the brand’s media and social media department. She is also a licensed real estate professional. In 2017 & 2018, she was named a top 20 social influencer in the real estate industry in the annual Swanepoel 200 power rankings.

Lindsay lives in Livingston, NJ with her college sweetheart and now husband Joe and rwelcomed another Joe into her life as she became a mom in June 2016.

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1 Comment

  1. Jordan
    August 3, 2015

    Amazing before and afters! A lot of these don’t even change that much – a fresh coat of paint or a little rearranging can do a lot for a home’s exterior. Thanks for sharing!


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