You won’t believe these amazing home transformations

Gladys T. Black


The outside of your home may be looking tired and old, but that doesn’t mean you can’t transform it completely and make it beautiful. Click or scroll through these real house renovations and be inspired to undertake your own exterior makeover…



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This Victorian villa had started to fall into a state of disrepair after numerous extensions and alterations over the years. The house had lost its original character and the two-acre plot was lost to nature.



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Most people would have considered this property in Vancouver to be a teardown. Having been closed up for years without heating it was overgrown with vegetation and full of moss, but it was in a good location and had a strong underlying structure.



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A huge extension was added onto the side using the same style of cladding to make sure the integrity of the historic structure wasn’t lost. With some careful design and care during construction, they were even able to save two venerable oak trees which have graced the home for the better part of the past century.



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The roof and walls were carved out and two parallel skylights installed to allow light to flow through the entire building. The garish orange paint has been replaced by a wood cladding, which instantly updated the exterior.



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A young couple purchased this tiny bungalow and over the years found that the house needed to grow with them. A slightly unusual design, the bungalow has a small first floor enclosure, meaning that the best way for the design to move forward was up.



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The foundations were repaired in order to give the building a sturdy base and everything was refurbished, from the brickwork façade to the windows and frames.



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The end result was a dramatically different exterior. With enlarged windows, varying roof angles and updated cladding, it’s a non-conventional home that offers this family increased functionality.



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The exterior materials, detailing and window proportions let this house down before its renovation. Located on a sloped site the house felt overwhelmingly ordinary.



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This property wasn’t making the most of its full potential or value before its renovation. The green roof tiles and old brick work meant that it needed a serious design update.



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The external materials of this house were tired, and due to the low pitched roof there were restrictions on how additional space could be generated. The residents wanted to be able to enjoy the ocean views to the North.



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Even though this house looks run down, the architects designing the renovation found that the walls were structurally sound, perfect for building upwards.



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With a finish of stone, brick and render under an interlocking concrete tile roof, the walls of this 1960s-style bungalow were structurally sound.



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The main challenge was to open up the elevation and achieve contemporary shapes, which has been done with the careful placement of huge glass windows. The use of local stone helps the house to feel in keeping with the environment.



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Before renovation, this 1970s property was thermally inefficient with the overall design looking worn down and tired.



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The new glass-lined living space extends out the back and includes a garage, kitchen and new stairs linking all three levels. The use of glass curtain walls as a cladding material establishes a permeable boundary between the house and the outside.



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This plain brick farmhouse may provide panoramic views over the hills, but was not fulfilling its full potential in the looks department.



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This project worked well within the existing building lines, but just increased on the aesthetics for the homeowner to help increase curb appeal.



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