This was actually an easy remodel. Trim around the windows, porch pop out, new shingle siding on the gables, and paint (no offense white brick). I usually wouldn't recommend painting over brick since you can usually work with it, however, this house needed the color. We also added some can light in the eves and porch. It lights up the house great at night.
This and a new paint job on their vinyl siding that was in fine shape and their house looks like new.