5 Dramatic External Makeovers

A Derelict Commercial Building Converted
(Image credit: Andrew Lee)

If your home’s exterior needs a bit of TLC, take inspiration from these incredible exterior transformations that have massively improved the kerb appeal of these properties.

Tudor Manor

before of a remodelling project

(Image credit: Mark and Julia Swannell)

Self-designed: Unrecognisable as a once boxy, red-brick Georgian home, this property in Shropshire oozes character thanks to its new Tudor-style façade.

With the majority of the building work carried out by the homeowner, the house now features two side extensions constructed in timber frame with infill panels. Twin gables add both width and height to the structure while providing increased accommodation internally.

Tudor Style Remodel

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Radical Remodel

(Image credit: Stuart and Elmarie Ward)

Tony Holt Design: This dated bungalow is now an impressive contemporary family home, and features a symmetrical twin-gabled design, while crisp white render under a slate roof evokes modern style. Slate-effect cast concrete tiles and timber are used as interesting cladding materials to help break up the elevation and add warmth. Full-height glazing allows light to flood the interiors.

Radical Bungalow Remodel and Extension

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New England-Style Remodel

before of remodelling project

(Image credit: Sheila and Jon Osborne)

WSW Consultancy: This East Coast-inspired home, based in Hampshire, takes its cue from houses across the pond thanks to an extension and remodelling scheme. Replacing the dated and discoloured render and brick, the exterior is clad in timber and fresh render, while the new oak frame porch adds character.

New England-Style Remodel

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Miami Retreat

before of a remodelled semi

(Image credit: Charlie Greig)

Inglis Badrashi Loddo Architects: This 1960s semi has been extensively remodelled into a home akin to a South Beach villa. A rear extension, new storey with roof terrace and white cladding add to the home’s sleek new style, while large glazed bi-folds enable light to enter this once dark home.

A Remodelled 1960s Semi

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Commercial Conversion

before of converted commercial building

(Image credit: Natasha Marshall and Neil Fullerton)

Cameron Webster Architects: Previously a semi-derelict commercial building on an awkward plot, this building has been subject to a dramatic transformation. Clad in timber, the upper level appears to float over the predominantly glazed ground floor thanks to concealed steelwork.

A Derelict Commercial Building Converted

(Image credit: Andrew Lee)
Daisy Jeffery

Daisy was Features Editor on Homebuilding & Renovating magazine for more than five years and had a passion for all things design. She has since moved on to pastures new.