After I showed you guys all the before and afters of the inside of the flip, I realized that I never gave you a proper before and after of the exterior!
Here’s how it looks now . . .
. . . and here’s how it looked when we bought it at the end of September:
The very first thing we did was have the ginormous dead tree cut down, and we also got new shutters and a fab new oak front door – the swirls and curls on the original door just didn’t fit in with the clean lines we were going for with this house (and I’m very jealous of the new door, since our front door is almost identical to the old door that got the boot).
Along with new hardware and lighting, the old metal post was replaced with a stained wood post, and the front porch (which was kind of an icky aggregate) was tiled with some sleek new slate.
I always kind of lose steam when it comes to the exterior (I’m definitely an interior gal), but I think the little changes made a big difference in the curb appeal of the flip and took this house out of the 70s and into this decade. What do you think?
P.S. This is my 400th post! Yowzers!
P.P.S. You may have noticed that I’m tweaking the look of the blog a bit – I still have a few more tweaks, but what do you think so far?