Brick House: Dark and Dull
This brick exterior is perfectly suited to this traditional-style home, but it's also drab and unimaginative.
Brick House: Light and Bright
A few coats of white paint gave the once dark exterior a bright dose of curb appeal and made the entire house look bigger.
Patio Slab: Utterly Ordinary
Cracked and boring, this functional yet humdrum concrete slab lacked personality.
Patio Slab: Monochrome Makeover
After a thorough degreasing and priming, the concrete was painted to resemble black and white tile, creating a whimsical pattern that gives off an Alice in Wonderland vibe.
Front Entry: Deteriorated Doorway
Recessed in a dark entryway, the front door of this dark brown house seemed to disappear into the facade. Even worse, the house itself was neglected and in disrepair.
Front Entry: Country Dream
Now, after swapping out the boring brown for a neutral shade of green-gray, the front entry is cheery and inviting, and the door itself is more prominent, welcoming rather than confusing visitors.
Vintage Cabin: Out of Date
The pale siding of this 1940s cabin blended into its woodsy surroundings. Its generally forgettable exterior was brightened by bold red Adirondack chairs and a few vibrant-colored pots.
Vintage Cabin: Red Restoration
Brick by Brick: Sturdy and Serious
This red brick ranch-style house, shown here from the back, lacked excitement and looked dated.
Brick by Brick: Playful and Fun
Colonial Home: Stuck in the Past
This traditional colonial-style home felt a little stuffy and stuck in the past. A new paint job seemed like just the ticket to bring the house back to life.
Colonial Home: Stately Transformation
Vintage Trailer: All Original
This 1972 travel trailer was in major need of a renovation. Over the years, the exterior of the vehicle had collected rust, dents, and discolorations.
Vintage Trailer: For a New Generation
After stripping paint off the aluminum casing and replacing some of the panels, the new owners gave the camper a period -appropriate paint job festooned with colorful diamonds that celebrate its playful roots.
Ranch Home: Blank Slate
Boring and beige, this brick ranch was a house you would drive past and never think twice about.
Ranch Home: Pop of Color
The garage door, storm door, and shutters were all painted in a smokey slate blue that plays nicely with the slightly pink cast of the brick exterior. Together with a few shrubs set in a sinuous bed and the planters and comfy chair flanking the door, these hits of color breathe life into the formerly monotonous exterior.
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