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Old 10-25-2015, 12:00 PM   #1
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What To Do With Ranch Curb Appeal


i am purchasing this ranch for a remodel flip. what would you guys do to make it look great from the street? i was thinking fix up the garage door. replace the sickly column with a nice beafy column at front porch. add shutters. maybe replace front door with nice one. and repaint trim.
the bushes in the front are shorter than this picture is, yet they are still there. my green thumb is not green, its black. so any input for landscaping i am all ears. thanks everyone
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i am purchasing this ranch for a remodel flip. what would you guys do to make it look great from the street?
Put a big rock pile under that jeep.

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Put a big rock pile under that jeep.
yea. pretty sweet jeep for sure
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Chop the bushes right down, no taller than 2 feet. Leave nothing crowding the front walkway at all. Rip em out and replace if necessary. Possibly leave only the one large one (still cut down significantly) at the left corner of the house.

Paint the trim in 2 colors - white casings, some other color for the door, garage door, and sashes.

Replace the front door, with something nicer. From several hundred miles away, that door and hardware look cheap. Do whatever you can to make the window to the left of the front door look nice from the outside. Extra attention to prep before painting.

Get a clean, bordered, mulched/chipped area around those shrubs to the left of the walkway (after you cut them down).

I'd jump right on the brutal hacking of the bushes right away, so that you can tell whether they're going to be OK, or you need to replace them.
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Put a big rock pile under that jeep.
and a lift kit & tires...
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If you want to make it a ranch house, get a bull dozer and level the neighborhood around it. That is a suburban home and missing a few acres around it. Some farm animals around would help make it more ranch like!

I agree on cutting the bush near the driveway, but would like to see what the other bushes hide or conceal before whacking them back. I have a few strategically placed ones in my front yard for privacy, and have maintained bushes at past homes in the same way for privacy.

What is that funny round concrete thing between the entry walk and the driveway?
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What is that funny round concrete thing between the entry walk and the driveway?
Don't know if you're kidding or not - it's a Google maps widget, isn't it?
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Don't know if you're kidding or not - it's a Google maps widget, isn't it?
You be right! I reopened the photo and blew up it, then I could see it. LOL
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this is what it actually looks like today. less bushes, but look at that door!!
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Chop the bushes right down, no taller than 2 feet. Leave nothing crowding the front walkway at all. Rip em out and replace if necessary. Possibly leave only the one large one (still cut down significantly) at the left corner of the house.

Paint the trim in 2 colors - white casings, some other color for the door, garage door, and sashes.

Replace the front door, with something nicer. From several hundred miles away, that door and hardware look cheap. Do whatever you can to make the window to the left of the front door look nice from the outside. Extra attention to prep before painting.

Get a clean, bordered, mulched/chipped area around those shrubs to the left of the walkway (after you cut them down).

I'd jump right on the brutal hacking of the bushes right away, so that you can tell whether they're going to be OK, or you need to replace them.
Damn it - beat me to it. Well anyway what he said.

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this is what it actually looks like today. less bushes, but look at that door!!
Yup, mucho better. Door is windowless and fugly - needs one with a lite. Never blue.

Window needs shutters- then its ready to pawn- er, profit.
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Needs a prairie lite style garage door, new front door, stepped terrace walls, some patio's, a pool, a paver driveway, a nice arbor breezeway out front, some landscaping oh wait, it's only a flipper
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Needs a prairie lite style garage door, new front door, stepped terrace walls, some patio's, a pool, a paver driveway, a nice arbor breezeway out front, some landscaping oh wait, it's only a flipper
it all sounds nice, but yea. its a flipper.
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what would you guys do to make it look great from the street?
turn the house around so the back faces the front. that's one ugly house.

I don't know the neighborhood worth and if that house is at the lower end in the area but if there's room in the numbers I'd see if I could eliminate the garage and incorporate it into living space and redesign the entire front.

front doors and flowers only go so far.
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What's the budget?

Somebody help that place!

Change both doors to something with windows.
Change the window.
Add some type of carriage lights on either side of garage door and a matching set at the front door.


That'll get ya started.

Just my .02
>Cause you're gonna need all the cash you can get to give that crib some "curb appeal".<
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That place looks like a bunker. You're screwed
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this is what it actually looks like today. less bushes, but look at that door!!
Robin's egg blue! A classic!
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Move the snout garage to the back of the property so the double wide door will not shout to the world A CAR LIVES HERE.

IMHO,trying to make that place look warm and inviting is like putting perfume on a pig....will not work.
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Add some stone, a wainscoat, to break up all that brick.
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Move the snout garage to the back of the property so the double wide door will not shout to the world A CAR LIVES HERE.
Oh man...that's funny.

Yeah, I'm a big fan of the Mid-Century Modern Ranch, but that house is not an attractive one.

Poor little house.
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Bigger window there to left of door all bushes gone mulch and some annuauls landscape timber flower bed left side of walk more flowers and put a window on that garage side with a window garden box and nice new front door with some wow and it will vastly improve

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