Tuesday, 24 October 2017

The Block: The Power of Curb Appeal!

When it comes to selling houses, the power of curb appeal should not be underestimated. The front facade of a house is the first thing anyone sees when walking up to the house. And first impressions do count. As someone close to me once said...the first impression is not the last impression, but it sure as hell is the lasting impression! And I wholeheartedly believe in this!

Today, I wanted to showcase the front facades of the five different period houses from this year's Block. The front garden reveals of the five freshly renovated period homes took place last Sunday and I'm sure everyone in Australia was glued to their television screens to see the final reveals of the five 'once upon a time dilapidated homes that were destined to be knocked down'! Now, they have a new lease of life for the next 100 years or so and each one looks stunning! Kudos to all five teams on a job well done!
House 1: Jason & Sarah
First up... Jason & Sarah's heritage facade with those gorgeous windows and that stunning black door.  I absolutely love the rounded garden edges, the sunken birch and their choice of outdoor lights!
House 2: Hannah & Clint
Reno rookies Hannah and Clint did a fantastic job on their house. That sweet blush pink front door with the little veranda and a dark porch contrasts beautifully with the soft grey exterior. It's such a pretty house that is sure to steal a few hearts come auction time. Not fan of that old fashioned porch light though!

House 3: Ronnie & Georgia
This couple are not new to renovation or its challenges. Through this entire season, their statement design choices and ideas have been controversial yet spot on! Many have mentioned that they think Ronnie and Georgia's house facade is too dark, but in my opinion, in a sea of light coloured houses, this house truly stands out. The dark facade is sexy, sophisticated and glamorous, the window details are very en pointe and the black and white geometric tiles that form a bridge between the white picket fence and the dark facade are nothing short of spectacular! And they are the only house with that cute little attic window!

House 4: Sticks & Wombat
I cannot believe that a couple of blokey blokes renovated this entire home and styled it to perfection! The front of the house is soft and minimalist giving buyers a taste of what's to come inside. Although I'm not a huge fan of the raw timber pillars, I can see where the boys were going with their front garden design. And the best thing about this garden.... it's absolutely low maintenance! Now who doesn't love that?! And I have to mention that gorgeous front door! I love the details on it.

House 5: Josh & Elyse
The youngest couple on this year's block, have time and again showcased their impeccable and unique style in the interiors and also in their backyard. However, their front facade was one of my least favourites. I'm not a fan of the combination of the ugly pillars, the white picket fence and the beige exterior paint. The cute and fun crazy pavers was probably the only thing that stood out for me.

So, the big question is, which one's your favourite?

The Block auction is on this Sunday so make sure you tune in to see the nail biting finish of this year's Block. I cannot wait to see the results!

Till next time... good luck Blockheads!

xox
Rani

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