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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Before and After: Pretty Home Exteriors

Way back when I first started searching the internet for decorating inspiration, the only place I knew about was the BHG website.
My house is in bad need of curb appeal, so I was searching their website today.  I found a few before and afters that I thought were interesting.  They are all small homes, a little like mine or about the size of mine.





I love this little cottage, isn't it sweet now?





Mine is a Craftsman Bungalow, but it doesn't have a porch, but I'm thinking that it really needs one.





I absolutely adore this one!





I kind of like the before better, do you?  I love the way the porch looked before and the color of the house was nice for the style of it.  I guess it looks like a much more prestigious home now, though.

If you need anymore Home exterior inspiration there is more
here

I'm joining Ann over at On Sutton Place, there is lots of fabulous inspiration there today!

Have a lovely day my friends!!!


~Wishing You Much Love In Your Heart...Sweet Peace In Your Soul...And  Joy In Your Life ~ 
Always~ 



22 comments:

ElphiaDesigns said...

WOW! Those before and afters of your house are unbelievable! You are oozing curb appeal now! Love your blog (thanks for stopping at mine:))

podso said...

This is a fun post to read and view. I haven't seen your whole house but what I've seen looks pretty curb appealing to me!

Natasha in Oz said...

I love BHG and it is the site I go to for inspiration first time every time! I love these images too. That first house is gorgeous;I love the colours.

Great inspiration here-thank you!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Pondside said...

Like you, I think the 'before' photo of the last house was better than the 'after'! I love a little Cape Cod house and would be happy to live in one again.

Autumn Cottage Life said...

Its so amazing how different a house can look, I love the blue one too. I go onto BHG and take a look. My cottage looks like an old Pink English cottage but the front is all block paved and lacks that Cottage garden look so it would be good for me to take a look and see if there are any ideas to help soften it.

Thanks for these photos and links. I love your blog by the way and your cottage looks lovely.

Debbie x

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, Cindy, I had to laugh after I had scrolled up and down and up and down on that last photo when I finally read what you had written. I was sure those two must be backward for a moment. I'm with you... I liked the old one best! The others were amazing!! I have an Arts and Crafts bungalow, too. LOVE IT! Yea, for the Old Girls! ;) You are sure finding some good inspiration. Thank you for sharing these. I do love a good curb appeal makeover! blessings ~ tanna

Anonymous said...

Lovely! And I too, am with you on the last one. They ruined it lol Karen~Pink Parsonage

Sheila said...

Cindy the Craftsman bungalow is my favorite and it would be wonderful to have a rocking chair on that front porch to sit and watch the world go by as you read a book or just enjoyed the summer evening...the front yard is so lovely in that picture. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Cindy said...

Love them all Cindy! So much fun to see houses transformed and these are beautiful!
Hope your weekend is wonderful...
Blessings,
Cindy

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Cindy...

Wow...there were some really powerful transformations there! Love getting to see the "before" and "after" photos! Our home could use a little curb appeal as well! I am still dreaming of a covered front porch built across the front of our home...ahhh...maybe someday! Nevertheless, I am very thankful to the Lord for what I have! My poor honey, spends his off-time just trying to keep up with all the mowing! So not to many "frills" going on here! Hehe! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos for us!

I also wanted to thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my new treasure finds! And..thank you so much for the sweet birthday wishes! You're such a dearheart, sweet friend!

Love ya,
Chari

Elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Amazing changes! Curb appeal is so important to a house. Happy weekend.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Yay! You made it! Thanks for linking up. I am always amazed at what can be done with the exterior of a house. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Ana said...

My petite cottage is in dire need of some curb appeal too...But again, it's just too hot to do anything...especially outside. I just can't function in this heat!!! Arggg! I know, I know...what a drama queen :-) Hee, hee, hee.

Hugs,
♥Ana

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Oh, I just love them all! Curb appeal is so important and they are all so beautiful!
-Shelley

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Cindy, I also like seeing before and after transformations. My favorite from the ones you showed is the second one. It has a simple clean look, I think. It is enjoyable dreaming of the possibilities for changing the look of a home. I hope you have a splendid weekend. Shannon

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

These are beautiful makeovers images Cindy. I agree with you about the last one. I like the before:-)

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

I love all of these! Before & afters are so fun to look at.

Betty said...

I love these renovations Cindy, except the last one. I like the second with its warm tones and interesting stacked stone porch columns and steps.
I enjoyed browsing BHG's website.
Hope you have a lovely week ahead.

wendy said...

I love these renos, but I'm with you about the last one. Although the after is ok, the before had much more character.

Teena in Toronto said...

It's nice that they could fix them up rather than knock them down.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

What nice renovations! But, I'm with you on the last one. I like the character of the "before" so much better. To me, it was warm and casual "before," and too formal "after."

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