5 Tips to Boost Your Homes Curb Appeal
Install stone veneer over a dated brick foundation to add interesting texture. Incorporate unique aesthetics such as cedar shingles or updated architectural shingles. One of the easiest changes that you can do for your exterior is to add shutters. No need to add shutters on every single window, just add to the windows on the front of your home. Replacing old warn garage doors can make a huge impact on the curb appeal of your home. There are many doors on the market that are affordable and have a very high end look. Lastly, adding a stone walkway up to your entry can add some wonderful vintage character.
Add gables to an entry to break up a long horizontal roofline or add some architectural columns to make your entry stand out more. Add dormers to an attic space – this will also make your interior attic room brighter and more inviting. Add a front porch to your home. A porch is a functional space to use as well as a space that can really make your home look very inviting.
Adding landscaping to your home is another easy way to boost curb appeal. Choose plants, trees and flowers with interesting textures and colors that will stand out from each other, but still work together. Don’t forget about your backyard! Add a new fire pit, patio or deck to really give your entire house a fresh start. Lastly, adding some decorative window boxes with colorful flowers can really put the last touch on your home exterior remodel!
Updating your homes color scheme can be one of the most impactful things you can do to your home’s exterior. Choose a color that will make a statement. Barn red, navy blue, and shades of gray are just a few colors that are very popular right now. Think about your entire home when you choose color. If you have a gray roof choose a color that will compliment this color or contrast this gray. Lastly, replace dated brass light fixtures, door knockers and door knobs with updated dark bronze or nickel.
Windows and Doors
Replace dingy inefficient windows with bigger energy efficient casements to draw the eye up. Remove old outdated window trim and replace with larger scale white trim. Larger scale trim will make your windows stand out from the rest of your exterior. Paint your front door a color that will make an impact and add contrast to your exterior. For example, if you are painting your home with a fresh coat of white paint, consider painting your door black or red which will definitely stand out from the rest of your home!