Restore a Period Look: Before
Eye-catching exterior upgrades can be simple—repainting the front door and putting in new foundation plants—or complex, such as adding a new porch. It all depends on your wallet and the work you put in. But whichever approach you take, there's no question that enhancing your house's outward charm will make you prouder, your neighbors happier, and potential buyers more intrigued someday. Coming up, your fellow readers share eight inspiring before-and-after makeovers that show the range of successful improvements.