With its worn brick facade, beat-up roof, and sandy yard, the house was a real downer, especially compared with other cute bungalows in the area. Trees and overgrown azaleas swallowed up the landscaping.

With its worn brick facade, beat-up roof, and sandy yard, the house was a real downer, especially compared with other cute bungalows in the area. Trees and overgrown azaleas swallowed up the landscaping.

"When I pull into the driveway, I finally think, Wow, that’s a nice house," says Nick. He and Catherine painted the exterior stone gray and adding a gabled portico over the existing stoop. They installed custom shutters, a new shingle roof, and a brick walkway. The tidy front yard is fully landscaped with boxwoods, Ruby Chinese fringe flower, windmill palms, and mature pine trees. The custom mahogany front door has six windows to let in light.

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"When I pull into the driveway, I finally think, Wow, that’s a nice house," says Nick. He and Catherine painted the exterior stone gray and adding a gabled portico over the existing stoop. They installed custom shutters, a new shingle roof, and a brick walkway. The tidy front yard is fully landscaped with boxwoods, Ruby Chinese fringe flower, windmill palms, and mature pine trees. The custom mahogany front door has six windows to let in light.

Painted brick can be pretty Lowe's Home Exterior Makeover Reveal - Beneath My Heart

Lowe's Home Exterior Makeover Reveal

add window boxes...house the same colors...would work beautifully.  Shopping List: window boxes, metal L brackets for mounting box, screws or bolts (made from wood or masonry, depending on house), drill bit (for wood or masonry), decorative brackets to cover metal supports     Tools: tape measure, pencil, drill with appropriate bit

add window boxes...house the same colors...would work beautifully. Shopping List: window boxes, metal L brackets for mounting box, screws or bolts (made from wood or masonry, depending on house), drill bit (for wood or masonry), decorative brackets to cover metal supports Tools: tape measure, pencil, drill with appropriate bit

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How to Build a Window Box

To be adventurous and/or crazy enough to paint my brick house!  Love it though. And the DOOR! Sherwin Williams Dovetail for the exterior of the house.

To be adventurous and/or crazy enough to paint my brick house! Love it though. And the DOOR! Sherwin Williams Dovetail for the exterior of the house.

Outdoor Flooring Pavers They are purchased in packages of 12 and each tile is 16 inches square. They are constructed of lightweight polypropylene, but look like authentic stone pavers. They have spikes on the bottom that grip anywhere there is raw ground, gravel or grass to hold them in place.

Outdoor Flooring Pavers They are purchased in packages of 12 and each tile is 16 inches square. They are constructed of lightweight polypropylene, but look like authentic stone pavers. They have spikes on the bottom that grip anywhere there is raw ground, gravel or grass to hold them in place.

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