Welcome Home: An Apple Valley Home Gets a Modern Exterior

January 5, 2024 | Featured Project

A dynamic exterior home remodel can reap all kinds of benefits, from modern aesthetics to improved functionality and increased property value. These Apple Valley homeowners were looking for a pretty drastic change, so they turned to James Barton Design-Build to remodel the outside of their 1990s single family home. 

Before image of a 1990s single family home in Apple Valley, Minnesota before their exterior remodel

Front door to Apple Valley home with exterior remodelModernizing a 1990s Apple Valley Home

These homeowners love their home but wanted an updated exterior to boost curb appeal. To make this happen, the JBDB team utilized a contemporary color palette, incorporating board and batten LP siding to add character to the home. Because the existing brick was in such good condition, the homeowners chose to work it into the new design. 

Updated front door posts provide a welcoming and stately first impression. The remodel also included all-new energy-efficient Marvin Windows to let the Minnesota sun shine through without letting cold air in! But that isn’t all the windows were good for. 



“During our initial design, we decided to swap out a small round window above the garage for a square one,” said Kayleigh Queoff, one of JBDB’s resident designers. “This minor change really helps give the home a more contemporary look and feel, which the homeowners wanted. These details add up to make a big difference to the final result.”

Cable railing on back deck in Apple Valley exterior remodel


All of these elements, hand-picked by the JBDB team and these Apple Valley homeowners, come together to achieve a brighter exterior that looks friendly and inviting to all who come to visit.

But it wasn’t just the front of the house that got attention. The new siding extends around the back of the house, where JBDB also redesigned the deck. Now, this frequently used spot has a two-tone Azek decking surrounded by sleek black aluminum Railcraft cable rails. The whole look opens up the patio, making it a more desirable spot to spend time together.

The transformation has the homeowners feeling better about how their home fits into the neighborhood. It doesn’t feel so dated and is just as cared for as the interior!

Before and after shots of exterior remodel in Apple Valley, MN

“We just couldn’t be more pleased with how this exterior remodel turned out,” said the Apple Valley homeowners. “The JBDB team was responsive and innovative, delivering more than we initially dreamed possible. Whenever we pull up to our home, we’re so excited by how great it all looks.” 


Back deck of an Apple Valley single family home with exterior remodelFront door of Apple Valley home with modernized exterior


Make a Striking First Impression 

If your home’s exterior feels outdated or stale, why not freshen it up this year? Not only does an exterior home remodel add to your curb appeal, but it gives you renewed pride in where you live. No matter how old your home is, JBDB can give it a fresh look. Their team is continually recognized for its expertise as a Twin Cities remodeling company and would love to revitalize or modernize your home. 

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