Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Exterior Before and After

It has been almost one full year since we began renovating our home. We started in the Spring of 2013 with new windows and exterior paint. Our painters are here today, working on the master bedroom. We didn't do anything major in the master, just added new doors, a chunky crown moulding and larger base moulding. Since they have to paint the trim and doors, I figured it's a good time to change the wall color as well. But I digress...

While cleaning out my closet, so it could also get a fresh coat of paint, I came across a photo of our home's exterior taken about a year after we moved in. I thought it would be fun to show you what a difference paint makes. Granted, we also have since added the new windows, updated some exterior moulding, added a circular drive and landscaped the property since moving in. That being said, you can see that just focusing on the paint change alone, made a huge difference! Below are photos of our house from 2001, 2012 and 2013.

just a few shrubs, no shutters and fairly bland

white paint, black shutters, circular drive and new landscaping goes a long way

new shutter color (Benjamin Moore- Wedgwood Gray), new windows (notice no half circle above second story window!)
I'll post photos of our bathrooms when they're 100% finished. I still have some minor details needing my attention. The same goes for my kitchen. We have just a few little things left to finish, then I'll post before and after shots!

Side note: Today is day 8 of NaBloPoMo and I'm feeling pretty good about it! Eight straight days of blogging... piece of cake!


  1. Wow! Amazing how that half circle makes a difference, as well as changing the shutters. Looks 1000% more inviting compared to 2001! Congrats on your blogging--go the distance!

    1. Hi Cheryl! Yes... paint, half circle, shutters all make a huge impact on the curb appeal :)
      Thanks for the comment love and the blogging encouragement!!