• Contractor Skip Bedell in Catch a Contractor

    Renovations are stressful events when things go right, so imagine how it must feel when things go horribly wrong — specifically, if your contractor turns out to be a bad apple. That’s the premise of…   Read the Blog

  • Southern Architecture Curb Appeal, Rosedown Plantation

    When you hear the term Southern architecture, a lot of visual elements probably pop into your head, like towering Greek columns; antebellum-inspired wraparound porches with lazy swings and rocking…   Read the Blog

  • Curb Appeal Makeovers for Southern-Style Homes

    Watch John Gidding and the rest of HGTV's Curb Appeal team refresh the landscapes and exteriors of these Southern homes.   Watch the Videos

  • Southern Architecture Curb Appeal, New Orleans

    From sprawling plantations to Charleston townhomes, curb appeal for Southern homes is all about neat and trim lawns and all things healthy and green. And don't be surprised to see a lawn ornament or…   See the Gallery

  • Pretty Porch

    Choosing the perfect front door can be a daunting decision. Just how much color is too much? According to HGTV’s Curb Appeal and Curb Appeal: The Block designer and architect John Gidding, color…   Read the Blog

  • Southern Architecture Curb Appeal, Rosedown Plantation

    Located in Southern Louisiana, this Federal-Greek revival-style plantation home was built around 1845. It sits at the end of a 660-foot avenue of live oak trees covered in Spanish moss.    See the Image

  • Southern Architecture Curb Appeal, Natchez

    Natchez, Miss., is known for its historic homes that pre-date the Civil War. This home sits on six immaculate acres, and also has a fountain and other tasteful yard ornaments. Keeping a lawn trimmed…   See the Image

  • Southern Architecture Curb Appeal, Charleston Before

    This Charleston home was severely lacking in curb appeal before Morris Architecture/Morris Construction came into the picture.    See the Image

  • Southern Architecture Curb Appeal, Charleston After

    This Southern home got a curb appeal facelift with new paint, wings, windows, shutters and custom-designed cornice work.   See the Image

  • Southern Architecture Curb Appeal, Charleston Rear

    Close attention was paid to the rear of the house as well, though one cannot actually see if from the curb. Unsightly trash bins and garden equipment all have their place, hidden from sight.    See the Image