Front House & Yard Curb Appeal Makeover

Our poor front was in dire need of a makeover....we finally bit the bullet...
The lawn and the awful trees was my biggest concern...but then soon realized the whole front was hideous...something had to be done!!!
This entry area had been neglected for way too long, even before we bought the house 4 years ago...it was pitiful...id like to meet whoever designed this disaster!
I could post a hundred pics of the before..but I'll cut to the chase.. We tore everything out in the front....replaced the windows first...then had a new lawn installed...then I put in a new, clean looking garden...then a new door was installed...the light fixtures, house numbers, new entry deck...stained the pergola, door, deck to match, make it the focal point....
This is the end product...so much cleaner...garage door trim and upper window trim painted black...
And this!! The 'piece de resistance' in my opinion...so inviting and modern, clean...and a place to decorate with the seasons....and I've noticed a lot of passers by checking it all out...I'm thinking our neighbours are pleased... I know I am pleased and finally proud of my curb appeal!

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  • Wowhavs
    Wowhavs
    on Aug 31, 2016

    Very warm and inviting. LOVE IT! Where did you get your materials/door?

    • Lian Wright
      Lian Wright
      on Sep 2, 2016

      I had the door manufactured by a local window & door company and stained it myself as I wanted a particular colour/shade

  • Mik4656426
    Mik4656426
    on Aug 31, 2016

    Awesome! What kind of wood is it? How did you treat it?

    • Lian Wright
      Lian Wright
      on Sep 2, 2016

      Thanks!! The pergola part over the entry I'm assuming was pressure treated lumber and just stained it...the deck portion built with pressure treated 2x8 and stained it as well

  • Carole Gooderham Wilson
    Carole Gooderham Wilson
    on Sep 5, 2016

    I'm about to redo our front entry and I'm intrigued by the flooring you have installed is it wood or tile and if it's tile where did you purchase it?

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  • Ms. G
    Ms. G
    on Oct 12, 2016

    It looks like you paid a lot of money to a top designer! wow! It looks amazing!

  • Allison Newby
    Allison Newby
    on Jul 7, 2018

    Amazing! Totally so much better!!! Fantastic job. I'd imagine it was pricey but it needed it and it just upped the value if the house! And cosmetically very appealing to the eye! Love it!

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