Exteriors are the area where I tend to struggle most when updating our flips (ahem). That’s why I’m always so inspired when I come across an exterior renovation that absolutely transforms the curb appeal and vibe of a home.
Take this little 1950s ranch, for example. It’s bland, beige and boring, and the carport is just stuck on the front of the house like an afterthought.
But take a look at the same little ranch just 4 years later:
I know, right?!?
Obviously this wasn’t a quick, easy or cheap transformation – but now this little ranch has me swooning.
While there are too many updates to mention, the biggest changes are:
- the addition of a master suite to the front facade of the home, which balances out the carport
- utilitizing the narrow corridor between the addition and the carport as a defined entry and private courtyard
- a snazzy metal roof
- horizontal wood accents to emphasize the contemporary lines of the home
I don’t know why but I’ve really been wanting a courtyard lately. We actually hang out in our front yard a decent amount, and the thought of having a little extra privacy while you’re watching the world go by sounds appealing to me. And who couldn’t enjoy a courtyard like this?
What do you think of this renovation?