Never underestimate the power of curb appeal -- that's the takeaway from this Country Living video, which covers nine incredible exterior makeovers. These before-and-afters show the kind of homes that most of us would steer clear of, figuring that an update would require too much time and money.
While some of the properties required some major TLC (in one case, a historic house had to be physically moved to a new location), you'll be surprised by the healing power provided by a few well-placed shutters and a fresh color palette. If you're looking for new paint inspiration, check out the pre-chosen palettes over at Benjamin Moore or browse through curb appeal projects at Houzz.Of course, you could also check out the HuffPost Home Pinterest board on the topic, too. Follow HuffPost Home's board The Power Of Curb Appeal on Pinterest.