Homes - Exteriors

Exterior makeover: Enhance your curb appeal

Classic updates to key details and a fresh foliage makeover create instant curb appeal for this suburban semi.

Come June, it’s not just our rooms that are in need of summer lovin’. As birds and blooms appear in full force, what better way to welcome the season than to brighten up a seen-better days facade into a verdant, country-style oasis? That’s the question Style at Home editor-in-chief Erin McLaughlin asked herself when faced with the exterior of this suburban semi-detached house she refurbished into a striking home with curb appeal.

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Every masterpiece needs the perfect frame and, as Erin well knows, a house is no different. In this instance, the west-end Toronto family home was in need of some serious TLC. A victim of benign neglect for several years, the home’s facade required some structural changes and a polished new paint scheme to best set off the re-energized yard.

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