Projects & Improvements

Before & After: A “Cookie Cutter” House Gets A Bold, Brilliant Makeover

updated May 4, 2019
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(Image credit: Submitted by Kezia)

Kind of hard to believe this is the same house, right? When Kezia and Jonathan bought their home, they were seemingly stuck with a material they hated that couldn’t be removed. Instead of throwing up their hands in despair and settling, they got creative and gave the facade of their home some major curb appeal.

(Image credit: Submitted by Kezia)

From Kezia:

We bought a cookie cutter house and redid the kitchen and facade ourselves – we call it the Kimono Project (because our house is on Kimono Ridge Drive).

I hated the bland color and ubiquitous Texas limestone used everywhere. On the color side of things we went very bold with a teal/gray color scheme. To give it warmth (and to cover the hideous limestone that couldn’t be removed) we opted for incorporating cedar wood as the siding and oiling it to give it the rich orange color. A pop of color is added with a bright yellow front door.

The house has been a labor of love, ingenuity, and thinking outside the box. Sometimes you can’t afford a super modern house but with patience and thought you can work with what you’ve got and make it beautiful.

Thank you Kezia!