June 25, 2024

Jamika Gassel

Timeless Exterior Design

Before And After: A Classic Home Renovation

Introduction

When you’re designing a home renovation, it’s important to take into account the style of your house. If your home is more traditional or classic, you might need to stick with those elements when updating its interior or exterior. That’s exactly what this client did! They hired us to renovate their dated front porch and add a new driveway so they could enjoy entertaining friends and family on their property. We also helped them design a simple landscape plan that blends seamlessly with the look of their existing yard while adding some modern touches as well as low-maintenance plants that make everything easier for homeowners

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The home’s exterior was dated, uninviting and in need of a bit of TLC.

The home’s exterior was dated, uninviting and in need of a bit of TLC. The homeowners wanted to make the exterior more inviting by updating the paint color on their garage door and shutters to match the new interior paint color. They chose Benjamin Moore’s Stormy Sky (color number 2148-40) for both projects because it’s neutral but still has some warmth to it–perfect for their space!

The existing exterior trim was removed and replaced with new pre-finished white cedar shingles.

The existing exterior trim was removed and replaced with new pre-finished white cedar shingles. This is a classic approach to exterior renovations, and the results were striking. The new shingles look similar to the old ones, but are more durable and will last for years–which means fewer repairs down the road! They’re also easier to install than their predecessor, which makes them a great choice for homeowners who want to make their home more energy efficient while saving time and money in the process.

The house was painted with a warm gray color called “Stormy Sky” by Benjamin Moore.

The first thing you’ll notice about this home is its color. The house was painted with a warm gray color called “Stormy Sky” by Benjamin Moore, which complements the dark brown trim and shutters. It’s also the same shade as the door and roof, but not quite as dark–this helps tie all of those elements together.

The second thing you’ll notice is how much lighter it looks now that it’s been renovated! The siding on this house used to be brownish green (which was popular at the time), but now it has been replaced by white wood shingles that make everything pop even more than before.

A new front porch with a stone floor was added for a more inviting entryway.

  • The front porch was then replaced with a new one.
  • The new porch was made of stone, which would help it last longer than the old wood one had.
  • And finally, this project added an important feature that most homes don’t have: an accessible entryway!

The garage received new siding, paint and hardware upgrades in addition to the removal of an old deck and the addition of a large trellis that provides shade and privacy from the street view.

The garage received new siding, paint and hardware upgrades in addition to the removal of an old deck and the addition of a large trellis that provides shade and privacy from the street view. The front door was also replaced with a French door design to allow for more natural light inside.

A new entry walkway leads guests through this classic landscape designed by Fehr Flowers and installed by Stonepath Designs.

A new entry walkway leads guests through this classic landscape designed by Fehr Flowers and installed by Stonepath Designs.

The design team replaced the old lawn with a stone floor and new plantings, including hydrangea, roses, clematis, peonies and more.

They also added a trellis on either side of the door with hanging baskets filled with colorful annuals or perennials that will change throughout the seasons.

New landscaping also includes plants that are drought tolerant, disease resistant and easy to maintain providing maximum value and minimal upkeep for homeowners.

Drought-tolerant plants have deep root systems that allow them to extract water from the soil during dry periods.

These plants are more resistant than other varieties, making them less likely to succumb to pests or disease.

Disease-resistant plants can also be easy to maintain because they require little pruning and have fewer problems with pests or disease.

A classic approach is often right for older homes as well as newer ones that are trying to fit into established neighborhoods

If you’re renovating an older home, the classic approach can be a great choice. You can use it to transform dated kitchens and bathrooms and bring your house up to date. Or you might want to add a touch of traditional style if you live in an established neighborhood and want your renovation to fit in with its surroundings.

In either case, choosing classic design will help make sure that your renovation lasts as long as possible–and looks good while doing so.

Conclusion

We love seeing the results of this project, and we hope you do too! The home is now a beautiful example of classic design that fits seamlessly into its neighborhood.