Outside looking in

Before and after shots show how exterior remodeling ideas create exciting new looks for these homes

This home remodel included removing an exterior staircase to allow a window and door to swap positions, making room for a 42-inch wide covered entry door and improving the traffic flow within the home.

The remodeling ideas used for this home include board and batten cladding, metal roofing, wood beams and natural stones, all of which work together to create a fresh, farmhouse feel. Ridge dormers were installed to add just the right amount of detail.

The remodelers who worked on this home rebuilt the front porch, which had three porches underneath it, one roof built right over the other.

The footprint of this home changed little with the exception of a 10-foot, two-story addition to the rear of the home.

A flagstone path leads from the patio to a 10’ x 10’ gardening/entertaining shed. A window box mimics one found at this home’s driveway entry.

As evidenced by the plethora of windows, this 12-foot by 23-foot addition was designed with a view in mind.

This new front porch makes a dramatic change to the home's facade and adds a welcoming touch.

A new porch structure adds an inviting touch to the fresh face façade of this welcoming home.

To give this outdated carriage house a new lease on life, existing doors were stripped, re-glazed and painted to add a warm punch of color.

Thanks to a nearby, detached three-car garage, these homeowners found that their carriage house was now obsolete. Instead of tearing the structure down, they opted to transform it into a warm, welcoming entertaining space.

The design team that worked on this exterior remodel replaced first floor windows with French doors that open to the pool area. A screened porch was also added to the rear of the home.

A new galvanized metal shed roof extends over what was originally an uncovered upper deck to create a more inviting, cozy retreat.

This historic home was restored to its former glory through a series of remodels, both indoors and out.

This carriage house was transformed into an entertainment space complete with an outdoor seating area, which sees quite a bit of use in warm weather.

Lining a wall of a gallery, these large Palladian windows were in horrible shape, according to one of the architects who worked on the space. The team replaced them with period-appropriate windows and doors and expanded the second story porch above.

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