Updating a brick house

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Originally, the remnants of a broken steel fence were all that separated the front yard from the nature strip.

One idea was to take the aluminium roof sheets from an old garden shed in the backyard (which was destined for demolition) and attach them to the fence’s existing metal frame, creating a physical barrier to the street.

That’s why street appeal is so critical, and a quick exterior renovation can add considerable value to your home.

This home exterior makeover highlights the problems with the original facade of this red-brick suburban house, and addresses them with five strategic renovation ideas done in under a week – and for about 00 total.

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Spring is a time of year when many homeowners take stock of any exterior updates they need for their home.

New front doors, wood shingles, wood shutters, square post columns, and a painting technique called “German Smear” completely transformed the look of this cape cod! Removing trees and a few windows made a huge difference to the curb appeal of this southern charmer. Country Living Farmhouse Source: Country Living This beautiful home just needed some extreme TLC.

This particular home was a hot topic of discussion on my facebook page due to the mixed opinions on painting brick. Very few structural changes were necessary to give the home new life. Modern Brick Home Exterior Renovation Source: The Nester Sometimes the before and the after can be equally beautiful, and yet distinctly different.

The driveway has parking space for two cars and was made with compacted gravel finished with two coats of Pour-On resin, a DIY product that is a fraction of the cost of laying a concrete driveway.

I used the aluminium roof sheets again as a fence to close off the end of the driveway for more privacy.

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