How To Add Curb Appeal to Inherited House?

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Q: I recently inherited my great-grandmother's house. It has a lot of family history, and I'm glad I have the chance to own it and do something with it, but it's... well, it's ugly. I don't know whether I should try to distract from the hobbit-like rock cottage feel or embrace it and help bring it out.

The house is actually cinder block with the rock completely mortared over it. I don't think I can remove it, if I were even willing to attempt such an undertaking. The roof and siding are new — they were added just before I got the house, so those need to stay. I'm open to paint suggestions, how to decorate the porch, landscaping ideas, etc. I have a limited budget ($1000 would be my absolute limit) but I'm a DIYer and not afraid of hard work or elbow grease. I'm just really at a loss at how to even get started, and the Apartment Therapy community is always teeming with great ideas! Thanks!

I'm open to paint suggestions, how to decorate the porch, landscaping ideas, etc. I have a limited budget ($1000 would be my absolute limit) but I'm a DIYer and not afraid of hard work or elbow grease. I'm just really at a loss at how to even get started, and the Apartment Therapy community is always teeming with great ideas! Thanks!

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