Even though I don't own our home, I know the importance of curb appeal (in my case, for my own enjoyment). As a matter of fact, I just completed a patio upgrade by giving the door frame a new coat of paint, installing a hanging planter and affixing shiny brass address numbers so my unit is easy to spot.
Torie and company fell in love with their house and its location (but the exterior left little to be desired). For the makeover they went with white walls, trim and a pale green hue painted on the shutters and front door. It was just their luck that they were able to relocate the storm drain (aka a huge eyesore) to the back of the house. The couple also had to replace the original wood fence which had started to rot. Opting to keep the wrought iron gate, both got fresh coats of paint. You can read more about the trials and tribulations of Torie's before and after transformation here.