Last Updated on January 12, 2021 by lindseymahoney
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!
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Curb Appeal & Exterior Before
You can see some of our beautiful flowers peeking out next to the mailbox.
The exterior paint is definitely not terrible, but when we had a closer look, the paint job is actually terrible.
We are keeping the shutters but they will be getting a fresh coat of paint.
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.
The back of the house will also be painted.
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.
- 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!
Isn’t it beautiful?! FYI – it is currently for sale, so if you are looking for a home in Toledo, check it out!
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
Yellow tinted windows still need to be replaced with clear glass.
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!
The kiddos love the backyard too. This is the perfect family home. 🙂
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!