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Welcome Home! Exterior and Landscape Makeover in San Jose

Traditional Willow Glen, San Jose, CA

The Concept

This house, like many in the San Jose area, had been through several lives already. It’s previous owner had added a second level to increase square footage but unfortunately, the home still lacked a modern design aesthetic and any curb appeal. It was definitely time for a home exterior makeover.


Stacked Nevada gold stone panels were used to create eye-catching accents on columns and other support structures. Additionally, permeable quarry stone was used for walkways. This stone protects the quality of water supplies by reducing the amount of storm water runoff that enters natural waterways.

Hello, Neighbor!

The homeowners wanted to take advantage of the neighborly community in Willow Glen by creating a welcoming outdoor living space. Additionally, they wanted to replace outdated features, such as old windows, on the original single-story structure.

Home Transformation

Since the home lacked a definitive architectural style, it was the perfect blank canvas for the Next Stage design team to work magic! If you’re struggling to come up with good home makeover ideas, start a no-obligation conversation with one of our Project Consultants. Schedule a consultation.

Exceptional Exterior

The newly remodeled exterior featured an expanded porch and roof with Craftsman-style detailing. It features a strong visual focus on the front entryway, including a shaded space for the homeowners to enjoy socializing with neighbors.

All In the Details

Visual distractions, such as the disparity between height of the garage door and the adjacent window, may seem small to other design/build firms. Our team believes that details are crucial to a beautifully remodeled home. In this home, a small arbor was added to fill the void and create an eye catching architectural element to the home’s facade.

Integrating Landscape

An unwelcoming front yard was a primary concern for the homeowners. With the help of a landscape designer we created a cohesive look between the new outdoor living space, hardscape, and plant selection. Drought resistant plants were chosen that would also eventually provide shade and privacy

Meet the Team
Owner/General Manager, MCR, CRPM
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