Updating ranch house exteriors

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"Some of our clients bought their houses for about $180,000," she says."We put $200,000 worth of improvements into them, then see them appraise for more than $1 million--all because of the location." Staying Close to Clients Most of their clients' homes are within 10 minutes of each other, and all of those are a short drive from the Vaughans' home-based office on West Wesley Road."The minuses," says Jaime, "were being rained on when our tarp blew off, getting gypsum drywall dust in our faces, cooking on portable appliances, and feeling cramped down there.The good thing was being here every day to check things out and follow the progress.Regardless of the time of year, there are always exterior improvements that you can do.The exterior of your home deserves the same attention to detail as the interior.

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"Some of our clients bought their houses for about $180,000," she says.

"We put $200,000 worth of improvements into them, then see them appraise for more than $1 million--all because of the location." Staying Close to Clients Most of their clients' homes are within 10 minutes of each other, and all of those are a short drive from the Vaughans' home-based office on West Wesley Road.

"The minuses," says Jaime, "were being rained on when our tarp blew off, getting gypsum drywall dust in our faces, cooking on portable appliances, and feeling cramped down there.

The good thing was being here every day to check things out and follow the progress.

Regardless of the time of year, there are always exterior improvements that you can do.

The exterior of your home deserves the same attention to detail as the interior.

After practicing architecture for nine years in Manhattan, focusing on commercial work and public housing, Amy came home to Atlanta to renovate her mother's ranch-style house and contemplate the next step in her career. "I liked redesigning my mom's house, and I thought, 'I'm on to something with these ranch-style houses, so I think I'll just stay,' " she says.

million--all because of the location." Staying Close to Clients Most of their clients' homes are within 10 minutes of each other, and all of those are a short drive from the Vaughans' home-based office on West Wesley Road.

"The minuses," says Jaime, "were being rained on when our tarp blew off, getting gypsum drywall dust in our faces, cooking on portable appliances, and feeling cramped down there.

The good thing was being here every day to check things out and follow the progress.

Regardless of the time of year, there are always exterior improvements that you can do.

The exterior of your home deserves the same attention to detail as the interior.

After practicing architecture for nine years in Manhattan, focusing on commercial work and public housing, Amy came home to Atlanta to renovate her mother's ranch-style house and contemplate the next step in her career. "I liked redesigning my mom's house, and I thought, 'I'm on to something with these ranch-style houses, so I think I'll just stay,' " she says.

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She's really laid-back and is very easy to work with." Many clients like the fact that this builder-and-architect team is also a husband-and-wife operation.

She made it comfortable." Amy and her husband of six years, Warren (a contractor, who is also her business partner in Amy Vaughan Inc.

Design/Build), nearly doubled the square footage of their own ranch-style home.

Although, many think to update the exterior of your home requires a big budget.

On the contrary, details and overall curb appeal will boost the exterior of your home without having to spend a few paychecks for great results.

"She worked with what we had, took out walls and ceilings, exposed the beams, and opened it up," says Frances.

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