Taking steps to improve your home’s curb appeal is usually considered when you are getting ready to sell your home. But why not make the outside of your home more appealing for YOU?
You deserve to enjoy your home while you are living in it. Do you smile when you pull into your driveway or have no emotions at all? Maybe the outside doesn’t look bad, but you are tired of it.
Why not give your house a facelift?
Just like renovating the kitchen or master bathroom, why not renovate the outside of your home, too?
Here are a few suggested renovations for the exterior of your home that are sure to increase its curb appeal.
The Front Porch
If your home has a front porch, take a close look at it. Is it inviting? Comfortable? Does it need some TLC?
The front porch is one of the first places visitors see when they come to your home. If it’s not up to par, they may get the wrong impression of your house before they even step inside. Being the main entranceway and an additional space to entertain, the front porch can improve your home’s curb appeal by making a welcoming and unique first impression.
There are a few easy ways to spruce up your porch and make it more inviting. Add some color with flowers or potted plants. Put out a welcome mat. Make sure the porch furniture is comfortable and in good condition.
If you don’t have much of a front porch, consider adding one. It’s a great way to create more curb appeal and make your home more inviting.
A nice large, covered area will keep you and your visitors out of the weather while waiting for the door to open. I can also give you another area to relax and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
Make it big enough for some comfy furniture so you can sit and take in the sunrise with your morning coffee, or the sunset with a nice glass of wine.
If you already have a nice covered porch, consider changing up the supporting columns. There are many different styles available to give your porch a new look. You could cover them with stone or brick, or just paint them a nice contrasting color different color for a drastically fresh and different look.
The front door is the centerpiece of your home’s curb appeal. It should be welcoming, stylish, and in good condition.
If your front door is looking a little worse for wear, it might be time for a replacement. But if it’s still in good shape, you can give it new life with a fresh coat of paint in a color that complements your home’s exterior.
You can also change out the hardware for something more modern or stylish. And don’t forget the doorbell! A nice new doorbell can be a small touch that makes a big difference.
Your garage doors take up a lot of space on the front of your house, so they play a big role in improving your home’s curb appeal. If they are old and worn, they can make your whole house look dated.
If your garage doors are in good condition but you’re just tired of them, consider painting them. This is an easy way to give them new life. Choose a color that goes well with the rest of your home’s exterior for the best results.
Ready for new doors altogether? There are many different styles and materials available, so you can find something that fits the look of your home.
One of the easiest ways to improve your home’s curb appeal is with lighting. Proper lighting can make your home look more inviting and welcoming. It can also showcase your landscaping and other features of your home’s exterior.
There are many different types of lighting fixtures available. Choose something that fits the style of your home and that will highlight the features you want to showcase.
For example, wall sconces can add a touch of elegance, while path lights can show off your beautiful landscaping. Solar lights are a great option because they are easy to install and they don’t require an electrician.
Just like with the interior, a fresh coat of paint may make a huge difference to the outside as well. Plus, this is the perfect time of year to paint your home’s exterior!
Pick a color that compliments your home’s style and that you won’t tire of quickly. It’s also important to choose a high-quality paint like Behr that will withstand the elements and last for years.
If you want to really make a statement, consider painting your front door a bright, bold color. Red is always popular, but so is black, or navy blue.
Furniture and Accessories
Your porch or patio is the perfect place to add some furniture and accessories. This will make it more inviting and welcoming, and it will give you a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Some great furniture options include rocking chairs, Adirondack chairs, benches, sofas, loveseats, and coffee tables. And don’t forget about cushions and pillows! They will make your outdoor furniture more comfortable and they can add a pop of color.
Accessories such as rugs, lanterns, and sculptures can also help to personalize your space and make it more inviting.
Update/Change the Siding
Vinyl siding became the rage years ago because it eliminated the need to paint the exterior of a house every few years. But if your home still has the original vinyl siding, it might be time for an update.
There are many different styles and colors of vinyl siding available now, so you can find something that fits the style of your home. You might also want to consider fiber cement siding, which is a durable and low-maintenance option.
If you really want to make a statement, consider using stone or brick veneer on the exterior of your home. This will give your home a classic and timeless look.
If your home doesn’t have a fence, or if the fence is aging, this can definitely impact curb appeal. A nice fence can make a big difference to the look of your home.
There are many different types of fences available such as wood, vinyl, and aluminum.
If you have a pool, consider adding a gate. This will add safety and security to your home. It will also give it a more finished look.
These are just a few ideas of things you can do to increase the curb appeal of your home.
Our design team and expert craftsman here at Executive Craftsman can manage any and all renovations you want to be done to your home, outside or inside.
Custom renovations are the easiest way to get the home of your dreams without needing to move.
Call us today to discuss transforming the exterior of your home and increasing your home’s curb appeal.