I helped Gary pick a dreadful "lipstick on a pig" beige on beige townhouse in Sunrise Villas 9 about 3 years ago. It's not the same property now, and I even checked the assessor records. YES, it's the same address I sold him, but it's certainly not dreadful, now.
Here's what can be done with a great handiman (Daryll, who many of you met at the party, or should have, anyway.) and a great eye for color, style, and detail.