Old homes tell a story, but it isn't always a good one. When we see an old and weathered house, we can see the surface of the trials it has gone through throughout its existence, but we can also sometimes see amazing potential.
Designers far and wide recognise that every home has the capacity to be beautiful and suite the individual needs of the owner. So let's take a look at some homes that have gone through some really impressive makeovers!
This home was previously overrun with unnecessary knick-knacks and junk. The depressing arrangement of these items scattered around the house makes it unwelcoming, and the dull grey exterior didn't exactly help in that matter.
The designers for this home makeover left the tree standing in order to create a lush, green, welcoming miniature garden. A wooden deck was also added and access to the home through glass doors give the facade even more appeal.
Although many homes look fantastic with a bucolic aesthetic, this home was in desperate need of repair. The faded teal exterior and overall tarnished appearance just didn't fit into this urban environment.
Now that's something! This home is hardly recognizable from the previous photo. This home now has a new modern façade packed with wooden panels, giving the utmost privacy to these residents, and the new white walls really make the wooden gates pop.
This home started out with the best intentions, but as time passed, colours faded and the once fine brickwork drowned out the remaining beauty of the space.
We can say goodbye to the gaudy shingles and pale green paint and welcome this new deck with fervor! This Japanese style deck offers more than enough space for the whole family to sit out and enjoy the sun, and the erect wooden beams act as a great fence for a bit of privacy.
This façade–as complex as it is–lacked a certain radiance and made the structure seem almost like a prison. The overgrown plants in front didn't help matters, either.
The designers of this home replaced the dull red and black brick with a more striking charcoal grey, giving the façade a bold new look. Classic-style doors were also implemented and new hard wood flooring at the entrance.
Back in its younger days, this home may have been the talk of the town, but let's face it, it was in some desperate need of some touch-ups.
Now look at that! This transformation steps so far away from what we have just seen, it is almost beyond recognition! The new vertical orientation of the building gives it an engrossing and distinguished character. The angular glass and black trim around the home also attribute many modern features which were clearly lacking in the original development.
If you liked these renovations, be sure to check out this unbelievable transformation!