The LIV Guide to a 70s House Exterior Makeover
Do you feel like your house is on the cutting edge of 1978? Would you like to boost your curb appeal and bring the exterior of your home into this century? Do you daydream about a modern exterior but you don’t know where to start? You came to the right place.
LIV is a virtual design team. We are a team of highly trained, experienced designers at your service to offer you a complete road map to a modern exterior makeover of your 70s house. The best part is with LIV Design Partners, you can get a complete plan to upgrade your dated exterior including a digital rendering, a detailed shopping list, and a plan without ever having to leave your home.
You’ll get all the expert knowledge with none of the overhead costs of an onsite design team. You’ll get all of the perks for a fraction of the cost, which will allow you to spend your money on your home instead of an expensive on-site team. LIV will make sure your home will be beautiful and functional all while staying under budget. So say bye-bye to that Brady Bunch exterior and hello to your new modern dream home.
LIV’s Top Ideas for 70s House Exterior Makeovers
Upgrade Your Finishes
If your house was built in the ’70s or ‘80s it’s not uncommon for it to have a mismatched selection of bricks, dated colors, or multiple exterior finishes. It can be extremely expensive to refinish the entire exterior of your house.
Cladding is becoming a popular choice to conceal these dated exteriors. Cladding can cover a multitude of surfaces and give it a modern clean look.
If you're just needing a quick upgrade for curb appeal, let LIV choose a color palette for you. We will carefully choose just the right colors to make your house pop.
Upgrade Your Roof
Most people don’t think about upgrading a roof when they think about design. Metal roofing will not only increase your resale value, but it can also add a timeless, yet modern look to older homes. A new roof can also affect your utility bill. Take a look at some of our before and after pictures to see what a difference a change like this could make for your home.
Remodel The Entrance
The front entrance to your home can be a beautiful focal point or an eyesore. We know you want your guests to feel welcome as they approach your home. Let our design team show you how you can remodel your front porches, entryways, and even your front door. These are often quick and easy changes that make a huge difference on your curb appeal.
LIV’s Virtual Exterior Home Design Process
Do you ever wish you could sit down with an architect, and a picture of your current home, and pick their brain about what’s possible? That’s exactly what you get when you purchase the Plan package from LIV. Our in house architect will review pictures of your home and chat with you about your personal style and preferences then she will create a rendering and give you all the plans you need to recreate your home.
We’ll also include a detailed shopping list with everything you could need to recreate it. We’ll include everything from the paint colors to where to buy accessories and how much they cost. All you’ll have to do is hand the sketch to your contractor and you can sit back and watch your dream become a reality.
Questionnaire + Photos
The first step after you complete your purchase is to fill out a short questionnaire. This gives us an idea of what kind of design appeals to you, and what problems you are trying to solve.
We encourage you to spend some time on this, the more thorough you can be the more accurate your final design rendering will be. We really want to get to know you and your design aesthetic, and these questions are specifically designed to help us gain a deeper understanding of what you’re looking for.
As part of the questionnaire, we will ask you to take some photos of the property. Don’t worry, no fancy equipment is needed, just wait for a sunny day and take a few pictures with your phone.
The clearer these pictures are the better your rendering will be. It’s helpful if you can remove things like visual clutter and toys so that your designers can create the most accurate rendering of your space. Remember we aren’t going to be visiting your home so the more clear and accurate the pictures are the better your final design rendering will be.
Meeting & Discussion
Once we have the initial details about your space we’re going to want to virtually chat with you via Zoom. Don’t worry you’ll never have to leave your living room! We’ll set up a time to talk and we can discuss your preferences and your budget.
This is a great time for us to get to know you, and for you to ask all the questions you might have about the process. This is a time for us to dig a little deeper to find out exactly what you’re looking for and for you to give us feedback about what you want.
This is one of our favorite steps in the design process because this is when we get to really customize our design to your preferences. We know you’re going to love it!
When you finally have a rendering of your space the design really comes to life. After we have our initial meeting with you, we'll have our team review your space and take your preferences into account, then we’ll draw on our years of experience to create a hand sketch of your space.
The sketch is yours to keep and you can choose to do the work yourself, or even hand it off to your contractor. We will even offer you one round of revisions after the initial rendering, just in case you want any tweaks made before you’re ready to get started.
Digital Rendering Add-On
Sometimes a digital rendering is best to get the specifics needed. If you think you’d benefit from this, simply add it to your cart at the time of check out.
For most families, their home will be the biggest investment they ever make. Don’t you want yours to be perfect? Don’t waste another season imagining your dream home when it could be a reality. Let our team of experts draw on their years of experience to recreate the exterior of your home with your exact preferences in mind.
Order your package today and get the process started. We will create a digital rendering of your perfect space and hand you a road map to your dream house without having to even step foot on your property
With our Plan in your hands, you’ll have all the tools you need to get that high-end design you’ve always wanted at a fraction of the cost of most non-virtual designers. You’ll receive a complete plan to remodel your exterior with all our best recommendations for design features and personal touches.
Plan & Plant
This package offers both architectural expertise and landscape design. We’ll help you achieve the ultimate curb appeal with a plan that’s easy for you and your contractor to understand and execute.
Our architectural expertise can bring stylish changes to your home from cosmetic, like paint and fixtures, to structure, like new windows, doors and entrances.
Professional landscape design, with plants selected for your lawn and location, can help you achieve a garden the neighbors will envy.
Whether you need to freshen up a room or get an interior design makeover, our plan includes design advice, a floor plan and shopping list of items presented in the design board. Our consultation process assures you’ll love your new room.