How to Upgrade Your Curb Appeal and Completely Change the Exterior of Your Home.
Is the look of your house dated? Do you wish to enhance the style and character of your home? It’s surprisingly easy to upgrade your home’s curb appeal, especially if you put yourself in the hands of a skilled, licensed, residential architect. To get inspired for your own home’s exterior makeover, view these before and after photos showing how our home architects transformed the exterior of several residential properties below:
This farmhouse went from drab to fab thanks to EZ Plans’ unique exterior enhancement package. The crisp high gloss white paint on the siding contrasts with the black window shutters and new black tiled roof. The red front door provides an interesting and inviting entrance into the home.
Apart from improving the front curb appeal, we added a long second floor balcony to the rear of the house and wide rear slider doors to the outdoor living area to create a seamless open space.
Our architects transformed this traditional French Chateau into a French Contemporary dream. The main objective was to update the home without changing the overall framed skin of the exterior. We love a challenge, and the home was successfully dressed in an appropriate manner with updated windows, doors, and roof. This home sold one week after hitting the market, with multiple offers!
EZ Plans completely transformed this dark and dated Mid-Century, Studio City property. Foliage was removed to reveal a stunning new glass front entrance and a stylish cantilever roof over the front porch. Garage doors and paving were updated to complete the facelift.
Exceptional designers transformed the rear of the house from plain and dull, to exciting and glamorous. Our architects re-designed an extensive overhanging cantilever patio. The house commands spectacular views of the San Fernando Valley, and this cantilever patio poses the effect of flying over the hillside. To take further advantage of the view, we added huge sliding glass patio doors that reach nearly 40 feet in width. The wooden ceiling of the patio adds warmth and depth to this modern home.
California Ranch Home
This dreary ranch style home was brought back to life by completely transforming the exterior spaces. EZ Plans architects removed the small exterior doors and windows, replacing them with large, panoramic sliding doors bringing light into the home. The new siding and doors created a completely renovated back patio, turning this basic property into a stunningly refreshed home.
California Mid-Century Modern
This Mid-Century home was completely refreshed and updated. It now features an open floor plan with large multi-slide doors to create seamless indoor/outdoor living areas. The transformed master suite also opens to the pool and a private patio with a no post door system.
The owners wanted a complete transformation of the style of this home into modern contemporary. The pitched roof and small windows were replaced by clean lines, geometric shapes and a wide open floor plan. Large windows throughout allow natural light to pour into this home.
The overgrown foliage was removed to reveal a home exterior that was transformed from basic to very trendy. We lightened and brightened the exterior with a crisp shade of white paint contrasting with black trim details and a contemporary garage door that complimented this theme.
The curb appeal of this typical 1960’s two story suburban home was dramatically enhanced using contemporary materials and colors. Modern touches such as wood siding, decorative exterior lighting, new front door, garage doors, railings along with modern landscape features such as curved entry stairs and native planting, all serve to give the home a clean modern look.
This Beverly Hills property received a serious upgrade with new stone siding, an elegant railing, and an impressive new entryway. The intention was also to dramatize the largely mundane property. In doing so, the home was brought up to a more contemporary take on Colonial period architecture. The rough stone staircase was traded for a softer tone and surface, which leads to a more powerful ascent to the front entrance.
Feeling inspired? Whether you want to go from Spanish Colonial to Contemporary, or Mid-Century to Modern Farmhouse, EZ Plans architecture services can do it all. Let EZ Plans’ residential architects help you get started with changing the look of your home’s exterior. Our licensed architects are skilled in both the design and processing of an exterior remodel, so call today to learn how we can help.
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The cost of an exterior enhancement package starts at $3950.
This does not include an interior remodel or addition.
Please note that for most of the projects displayed above, EZ Plans also did major interior remodels and some added square footage to the homes as well.