How I love a good before and after!
This flip actually started out looking pretty nice – great trees, decent landscaping, and a non-offensive-yet-slightly-grandma facade. However, just about anything can be improved upon!
You guys helped me pick out the paint color for the brick (Sherwin Williams Dovetail Gray) and I absolutely love it – I think we’ll use it every time we need a beautiful gray paint. It has brown undertones instead of blue, so I think it has a warm, inviting feel to it. (FYI – Summit Gray turned out a little blue, to my surprise!) The trim is Sherwin Williams Extra White, and the shutters were actually just sprayed black with spray paint – I’m not sure exactly which brand but they look great.
We also gave the boot to the dated iron supports on the front porch, replacing them with more streamlined wood posts. Adding shutters to the bay window balanced out the black accents on the other side of the house.
In this up-close shot below, you can see the gorgeous new front door – I love it! It is stained a rich walnut, and has sparkling beveled glass. We also added brushed stainless hardware and an updated light fixture.
Oh! Here’s a little tip – we painted the downspouts the same color as the brick so that they would blend in. I think it was a good change.
Since the landscaping was in great shape, we just added some breezy grasses near the porch as well as a little color with caladiums.
All in all, I’m really happy with how the front of the house looks! I hope buyers feel welcomed right on in. :)
How do you guys think it turned out?
P.S. The “before” photos were taken in April when the grass was still lush and green from spring rains – after the flip was finished in October the grass had survived a rough summer, a spell without water when the electrician accidentally cut off the sprinklers, and the beginnings of fall. So the grass isn’t amazing-looking, but it’s about what you can expect at this time of year in Texas.
“After” photos courtesy of Shoot 2 Sell.