• Before: Crumbling Cottage

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    Before: Crumbling Cottage

    Forced to spend their time and money fixing the interior, the homeowners had little left to use outside. The pipe railing and baby blue color did not accent the Craftsman architecture of this home.   See the Image

  • After: Sophisticated Showstopper

    By opening up the porch space with a new railing and series of step landings as the pathway to the front door, the Curb Appeal team created a much more spacious and inviting entryway. Painting the…   See the Image

  • Before: Lackluster Landscape

    After being passed down in the family, this home took a turn for the worse. Without color, style or any type of landscaping, designer John Gidding was ready to renovate this home to its original…   See the Image

  • After: Georgian Gem

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    After: Georgian Gem

    Curb Appeal: The Block designer John Gidding accented the classic Georgian architectural elements to update this California home. However, the blue exterior color adds a more modern touch fitting…   See the Image

  • Before: Boring in Beige

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    Before: Boring in Beige

    With Spanish architectural details on an otherwise bungalow-style home, this home exterior was suffering from an identity crisis.   See the Image

  • After: Adorable Abode

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    After: Adorable Abode

    Designer John Gidding married two very different architectural styles by adding colorful details to a beige home. Hand-painted tiles, a colorful stained-glass window and bold white trim work…   See the Image

  • Before: A Blank Slate

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    Before: A Blank Slate

    Often referred to as the "haunted house" of the block, this corner home served as a prime spot for Halloween gatherings. Designer John Gidding was determined to keep the integrity of the…   See the Image

  • After: Beauty in Blue

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    After: Beauty in Blue

    Incorporating seven colors into the home's exterior, Gidding also personalized the landscaping with two pathways in the shape of the number five to symbolize the homeowners' five children.   See the Image

  • Before: Barren Box

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    Before: Barren Box

    When medical issues took precedence, this home's curb appeal was left to fend for itself. Designer John Gidding was eager to renovate this bland and boring home exterior with a big dose of…   See the Image

  • After: Contemporary Cool

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    After: Contemporary Cool

    Architectural elements with brick give this house eye-catching drama. A solid front door, geometric stone pathway and large window framing emphasize the contemporary style.   See the Image