Home Improvement

Adding Curb Appeal & Painting the Exterior

August 23, 2019

Today I am sharing our next big project – installing a new roof and painting the exterior of our home to improve the curb appeal! I have mentioned this before, but Chris and I are planning to sell our home once we hit the 2 year ownership mark and I am constantly thinking about what we need to check off of our to do list to prepare for the sale.

My first impression of this home was that it was lacking in curb appeal.  The landscaping is awesome (in the spring/summer), but the reddish roof shingles and bland paint colors did not make the house stand out.  My goal is to get people to slow down when they pass our house and take notice!

Check out 10 Budget Friendly Tips to Update Your Exterior for may ideas to add curb appeal to your home.


Curb Appeal & Exterior Before

You can see some of our beautiful flowers peeking out next to the mailbox.

There is little curb appeal at our third flip house

This paint is definitely not terrible, but when we had a closer look, the paint job is actually terrible.

Flip 3 before our exterior makeover
The reddish roof before it was replaced

We are keeping the shutters but they will be getting a fresh coat of paint.

Shutters will be painted black

Everything about this front entrance is dated.  We will be replacing the yellow tinted windows, painting the door, updating the light and replacing the door hardware.  

This dated front entrance will get a complete makeover

The back of the house will also be painted.

The back of the house will also be updated

Exterior Renovation Plans

A month ago, a major hail storm got this project moving because it caused major roof/gutter damage and is allowing us to get both replaced. Great for an updated look and resale!  The new roof and gutters will be installed next week. We chose a charcoal shingle color and it will look really nice with the new paint colors.  The gutters will be white.

Paint Colors:

  • Exterior: Spruce Green
  • Trim: White
  • Front Door: Charcoal
  • Garage Door: Charcoal
  • Shutters: Charcoal

Our family friend recently flipped a home in Toledo, Ohio and it was where we drew our color inspiration!  

Now this house designed by Jeff Unverferth is oozing curb appeal!
Curb appeal inspo | Unverferth Designs

Isn’t it beautiful?! FYI – it is currently for sale, so if you are looking for a home in Toledo, check it out!

Unverferth Designs home in Toledo, Ohio

The new roof is installed, the paint is complete and I am so pleased with the final product! I love the contrast of the new colors and the crisp look of the new paint. Check out the before and after photos below!


Curb Appeal & Exterior After

Improved curb appeal with fresh paint and new roof
The new paint makes the curb appeal pop!
Black garage door and painted hosue

Yellow tinted windows still need to be replaced with clear glass.

New black painted door with new hardware and light
A welcoming front entry always boosts your curb appeal
Fresh paint on the exterior

The painters power washed the porch before painting the wood white. The new lights complete the update on the back porch.  I am in love with our backyard!

Updated back patio with new lights

The kiddos love the backyard too.  This is the perfect family home. 🙂

Backyard makeover

Thanks for stopping by to see the finished project.  Next week I will be in Ohio for the 4th of July but will be back on home projects next week!

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