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Dated Ranch House

Lush foliage obscures a ho-hum exterior.

"Let's start with the curb appeal," says Sherry Petersik, co-author of the popular blog, Young House Love. "When we first laid eyes on our house over three years ago, it was a sad sight to behold. The yard—er, forest—in front of the dark little ranch was a bit off putting, to say the least."

See the "after" photo, plus the entire home makeover gallery.

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