• After: Victorian Gem

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    After: Alameda, CA

    An array of bold colors and detailed trim work emphasize the home's Victorian style. The contrasting bright white trim and sturdy wooden stair railing also help restore this home to its original…   See the Image

  • Before: Juniper Jungle

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    Before: Juniper Jungle

    Juniper plant overgrowth and a steep, small front staircase create a dysfunctional front yard at this California home.   See the Image

  • After: Tidy Turnaround

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    After: Tidy Turnaround

    After installing multiple retaining walls, HGTV's Curb Appeal team created a colorfully landscaped front yard accented by flower boxes beneath the front window and a bright red front door with a…   See the Image

  • Before: Bare Bones

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    Before: Bare Bones

    This Spanish Colonial home was not lacking character, but it definitely fell short on charm. The plastic exterior lighting and absence of color were clearly not making good use of the home's strong…   See the Image

  • After: Blooming Abode

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

    Painting the house multiple colors creates an intriguing lighting effect while emphasizing the home's original Spanish style. Additional seating framing the large window and chevron tile accents…   See the Image

  • Before: Unfortunate Fixer-Upper

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    Before: Unfortunate Fixer-Upper

    This nearly 100-year-old home certainly looked its age. While the homeowners began many projects, none were finished, leaving Curb Appeal host John Gidding left to clean up this outdated home bogged…   See the Image

  • After: Stately Style

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    After: Stately Style

    The green paint color, wider window framing and bright red front door create a lively home entrance. Homeowners Melanie Mora and Kris Wong especially love the new portico, which adds more dramatic…   See the Image

  • Before: Messy Manor

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    Before: Messy Manor

    This house's lack of color and overgrown landscaping found it lost among a neighborhood of Oakland, Calif., homes. After hearing the family history behind the house, HGTV's Curb Appeal host and…   See the Image

  • Before: Dusty and Dull

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    Before: Dusty and Dull

    Curb Appeal designer John Gidding was determined to create a style for this drab house. Crumbling brick stairs and a complete lack of landscaping were causing this home to be left in the dust –…   See the Image

  • After: High-Style Hacienda

    Published 02/28/14 in Houses
    After: High-Style Hacienda

    The contrasting brown hues and added trim help to define the front entry. Window moldings and splashes of color in the stair and flower bed tiles bring a sophisticated Spanish flair to the home's…   See the Image