Hey there Remodelaholic readers! Dawn here, from AD Aesthetic, and I’m back this month with another reader question mockup to hopefully inspire some creative ideas for your outdoor space. If you’ve missed any of my previous reader question mockups, you can always see all my posts here.
If you follow Remodelaholic on Facebook, you’ve probably seen several of the reader questions that are submitted every month. Well each month here on Remodelaholic, I choose one reader submitted photo to offer my two cents on, and I create a Photoshop mock up of what I would do if I were in your shoes! (Pssssst— you can submit your reader questions by messaging Remodelaholic on Facebook!)
First though, my disclaimer: While I can recommend ideas that I think look nice, I have never seen this house in real life and don’t have accurate measurements. I am also not an architect or landscaper and do not know the planting recommendations for your area- I just like to make things look nice. I can’t guarantee that any of the items I put in my ‘virtual’ design will actually work in real life (or that they’ll fit your design style for that matter), and this is not intended to be a professional design consultation. So think of this as a just-for-fun rendering that hopefully gets your wheels turning and provides some inspiration!
On to the fun!
READER QUESTION from Grace — We are in the middle of closing on this house. I hate the weird pathways in the front and would love to hear some curb appeal ideas from you.
Mid Century homes, with their unique angles and mixes of building materials, are one of my absolute favorite styles, so I immediately had some ideas in mind about how to spruce up the exterior of this home, but before diving in, I always like to look around for some additional mid-century modern curb appeal inspiration:
Mid-Century Modern Curb Appeal Inspiration
See what I mean? They’re so fun and colorful and beautiful! Sufficiently inspired, I got down to work. Here’s what I came up with to give this home a modern makeover:
Mid-Century Modern Curb Appeal Ideas
Updating the garage door and front door to options that blend better with the modern angles of the home was the first step. That alone gives the place a brand new look and completely modernizes the front of the home.
Next, I cleaned up the yard, making one clear path from the door to the sidewalk, rather than several random walkways of different materials. This new streamlined path mirrors the horizontal windows in the new doors, which gives everything a nice, clean, cohesive look.
Finally, I cleaned up the landscaping with simple and symmetrical plantings, and gave the house a fresh coat of white paint to brighten it up and allow the doors to pop.
As always, thank you to Cassity and the Remodelaholic team for having me back each month. If you like this post, and have a design dilemma you’d like me to mock up some ideas for, you can ask your questions by sending Remodelaholic a message over on Facebook, or checkout my mockup design services over on my site adaesthetic.com. And be sure to follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram and say hello! Have a great day, friends!
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Dawn is one half of the team behind the creative blog, AD Aesthetic. By day she works as the VP of Creative for a design and marketing company (getting paid to make things look good!), while by night she renovates her Midwest home, refinishes thrift-store furniture for fun, and works with her husband on raising two tiny humans. Dawn believes in the potential to design your surroundings and your life one day at a time, and lives by the motto, 'Make everything beautiful.' Get to know her better by visiting her blog, ADaesthetic.com, or following along on Facebook and Instagram.