Category Archives: Exteriors

Painted Brick Houses

My love affair with painted brick continues… So many clients tell me they love the convenience of brand-new-everything, but want the charm of an old house. Wouldn’t it be great if builders offered this option when buying new construction?  It … Continue reading

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Before & After Exterior – change your roofline

The Minnesota owners of this circa 1895 house said it had been remodeled and added onto so many times over the years that they really wanted to clean up the roof lines and give the house continuity and great curb … Continue reading

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Holidays and Doorways

Hope you’re doing something fun (maybe nautical?) to celebrate summer’s unofficial kickoff this Memorial Day weekend! Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite blue front doors if you’re looking for an easy project to do with all that extra … Continue reading

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Before & After – paint your siding (and your brick and your shutters)

How many times have you driven by a house that looks like this? Heck, I’ve shown a house that looks like this at least 30 times.  (Lafayette Hill has neighborhoods full of these!) Now, check out the after: Super cute, right? Real … Continue reading

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Before & After Exterior – painted brick

Would you guys paint over your brick? I’ve never been in love with brick myself, but done the right way it can be pretty for sure.  Done the wrong way and it just looks so…blah.  Check out these two before … Continue reading

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Before & After Exterior – add a porch

A little paint here, a little porch there… Who doesn’t love a good front porch?

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Before & After Exterior – add some dormers

How many times have you driven by one of these charm-less, long houses?  You know, the ones that look like the owners just kept throwing on another addition to the side of the house? Is that exterior makeover a 10 or … Continue reading

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Before & After Exterior

What jumps out at me initially in this Before and After is the addition of the portico and the decision to build a porch.  Seems to be a pretty common theme for major wow factor. The new garage door is a huge … Continue reading

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Before & After wow

I’ve shared my love of before and afters over the years, but this one might be an all-time favorite.  Came across it on Pinterest and couldn’t believe my eyes! Makes you want to think twice about looking at a ho-hum house … Continue reading

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Before & After

If your brick house feels dark and dreary, you should paint it white. TA DAAAAAA!  (as my almost-3-year-old niece would say) Makes me want to paint something.

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