Easy real life home makeovers with a simple coat of paint


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Easy real life home makeovers with a simple coat of paint

By emily.bailey

Friday, May 13, 2016

8 Easy Real Home Makeovers with a Simple Coat of Paint

Completing a curb appeal makeover doesn't have to be a major expense. Check out these 8 easy home makeovers that simply used a coat of paint.




Looking for a little inspiration to give your home's exterior and curb appeal a major boost? There's no reason to get in over your head and think you need to completely remodel the entire exterior. Below are a few homeowners that managed to make a huge impact with a single coat of paint.

1. Keep it simple

You don't have to redo the entire exterior to make an impact on your home. Focusing on the little details can go a long way on its own. We love how this homeowner featured on Apartment Therapy made this project easy and affordable by freshening up the home's trim, front door and garage door.

2. Make it pop

Adding a vibrant color to a few details on your home can also have a major impact. These homeowners featured on HGTV created a cheerful curb appeal by removing bulky landscaping that hid most of the home and made it pop with a yellow front door and flower boxes.

3. Bring it to life

Don't forget to consider the details in the doorstep and overhead as well. This front door goes from bland to unique by painting the steps a dark grey and adding architectural details around the light fixture above. See more from HGTV.

4. Restore and refinish

You can also choose to focus on details that are a little more worn and weathered than the rest of the home. By refinishing the stairs and adding a fresh coat of paint to the front door and trim, this simple makeover makes this home look brand new. Find out more details about this before and after from Apartment Therapy.

5. Go from bland to modern

Don't be afraid to take away some features on your home. Removing the shutters and applying a new shade of grey to this 1950s home gives it a modern edge. It's simple but far from boring. See more of this tri-level remodel on Apartment Therapy.

6. Accessorize

After adding a new pop of color to your front door or trim, take your curb appeal up another notch with just a few accessories. Summer of Simple Stylings removes the railing and adds a few key details to make her front porch perfect for entertaining.

7. Be bold

Take a risk and choose to use paint to take your home from one extreme to another. That's exactly what this homeowner featured on Houzz did to make his home's exterior stand out in a whole new way.

8. Keep it classy

Look to the original character of your home while adding your own personal twist. That's exactly what Victoria Barnes did to restore the original character of her 1890 Victorian. Get all the details on paint colors including this custom shade of red she came up with for the doors on her blog.
Ready to get started on your painting project? Be sure to check out our favorite paint colors this spring to kickstart your project.