Curb Appeal Exterior House Makeover

Exterior Renovation with new paint color, yellow dutch door, and screened porch.  Remodel designed by Jenna Burger Design, www.JennaBurger.com

Happy Spring!

No more snow. No more cold. I am thrilled! March is always a tough month but as the snow slowly melts (it’s almost all gone – yay!) and the temps get warmer, I can feel the signs of Spring approach.

As this new season begins, it dawned on me that I never shared an exterior makeover project that I worked on with a Client that started over two years ago. Admittedly though, it took a good year to complete after the planning process and the full remodel.

Check out where we started…

Before Exterior Remodel
Before Exterior Remodel

And the result…

Exterior Renovation with new paint color, yellow dutch door, and screened porch.  Remodel designed by Jenna Burger Design, www.JennaBurger.com

What a difference, right?!? It’s amazing how paint can transform!

When we started the project (2+ years ago), the objective was to update the exterior with a new paint color, new front door, new garage doors and to enclose the existing porch to create a screened porch. The roof, windows, and trim were to remain.

The front entry of the home also needed to be reconfigured with a new front patio and path from the driveway.

Here is how it looked before…

Before Exterior Remodel

And the new front entry…

Exterior Renovation with new paint color, yellow dutch door, and screened porch.  Remodel designed by Jenna Burger Design, www.JennaBurger.com
Exterior Renovation with new paint color, yellow dutch door, and screened porch.  Remodel designed by Jenna Burger Design, www.JennaBurger.com

The existing stone patio was removed that led visitors from the driveway to the entry. In it’s place a new stamped concrete-style path (to match the driveway) was installed with new garden beds on each side. By removing the large patio area, a more organic entry to the front door was created.

Exterior Renovation with new paint color, yellow dutch door, and screened porch.  Remodel designed by Jenna Burger Design, www.JennaBurger.com

Exterior Renovation with new paint color, yellow dutch door, and screened porch.  Remodel designed by Jenna Burger Design, www.JennaBurger.com

To give an unexpected splash of color to the entry, I chose a vibrant yellow color for the front door, which is a dutch-style door. So fun!

Exterior Renovation with new paint color, yellow dutch door, and screened porch.  Remodel designed by Jenna Burger Design, www.JennaBurger.com
Exterior Renovation with new paint color, yellow dutch door, and screened porch.  Remodel designed by Jenna Burger Design, www.JennaBurger.com

Along with the front entry, the Client also wanted to create a screened porch space using the existing covered porch at the front of the house.

Here’s how it looked before…

And here’s the result…

Exterior Renovation with new paint color, yellow dutch door, and screened porch.  Remodel designed by Jenna Burger Design, www.JennaBurger.com

The existing columns were sanded down to reveal the natural wood and then stained with clear polyurethane. Using cedar wood, panels were constructed between each column, then painted white. A new screened door was added that leads to the new oasis.

Exterior Renovation with new paint color, yellow dutch door, and screened porch.  Remodel designed by Jenna Burger Design, www.JennaBurger.com
Exterior Renovation with new paint color, yellow dutch door, and screened porch.  Remodel designed by Jenna Burger Design, www.JennaBurger.com
Exterior Renovation with new paint color, yellow dutch door, and screened porch.  Remodel designed by Jenna Burger Design, www.JennaBurger.com
Exterior Renovation with new paint color, yellow dutch door, and screened porch.  Remodel designed by Jenna Burger Design, www.JennaBurger.com

And guess what the interior entry is just as exciting + inviting as the exterior. Here is a peak at the updated front entry with a new built-in…

Mudroom with built-in and dutch door

So fun, right?!? Would you love to come home to a space like this?

Exterior Renovation with new paint color, yellow dutch door, and screened porch.  Remodel designed by Jenna Burger Design, www.JennaBurger.com





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