Home Exteriors: Before & After
I try to stay away from Pinterest these days, but while browsing today for some inspiration for the Fall Pinterest Challenge, I came across this image… (see below) which gives me hope. Mostly because, the house we are going to end up buying (when that time comes) is going to most likely look like the “before” house. Basic, old and an eye sore. Before seeing this picture, I would have written off any houses that look like the “before” picture, but now I can see that even the outside of a house can be completely transformed. I think we all focus on the interior of a house and we forget (or at least I do) that the outside can be amazing as well. Plus, we all know that I adore craftsman style homes and that they are impossible to find in central Pennsylvania, but armed with this new inspiration I can turn our future home into a craftsman style house.
Just look at these amazing before and after photos that I’ve pulled together from various places on the web. Travis is probably so glad that I’ve found this new love of transforming a houses exterior, because we’ve seen so many houses that look like these “before”s and right away I say, “I hate the exterior.” but now I will give them a second look.
Sources: Lori May Interiors, DC Curbed, Southern Living, Pretty Old Houses, Parrish Built.
This would of course be something that we would have to save up for, since I’m sure it would be super expensive, but it’s something to think about! Especially if we love the layout and location of the house.