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Curb Appeal Ideas

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Refresh the look of the exterior of your home with these great curb appeal ideas. From updating the front and garage doors to adding greenery and even sealing your driveway, we’ll give you some tips and suggestions to help you make your home stand out from the rest.

Paint or Replace Your Front Door

Your front door should make a great first impression, so making it beautiful is a must for anyone looking to up their home’s curb appeal. A great and cost-effective way to upgrade your front door is to paint your existing one a new colour or replace your existing door hardware with a new set. If you’re looking for a bigger change, consider replacing your front door entirely with a brand new one with an interesting design or showpiece window to really tie it in to the front of your home.

How to Choose Your Front Door

Upgrade Your Windows

Upgrading your windows is a great way to not only boost curb appeal, but to increase the energy efficiency in your home. New windows look great from the outside and help to provide a barrier from the elements, keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. You can choose to replace your windows completely or retrofit your existing frames depending on your needs and budget.

How to Choose Your Windows

Replace Your Garage Door

Your garage door is one of the most prominent visual features on the front of your home, so upgrading it can add significant curb appeal. If you’re tired of your current look, consider painting your garage door a new, bold colour and updating the other elements like your window shades to match. If your garage door is older, you can replace it with a new door with beautiful new windows or an exciting new finish to give your home’s exterior an instant boost.

How to Choose Garage Doors & Openers

Refresh Your Front Yard Landscaping

Updating the greenery around your home is the perfect way to enhance the curb appeal and add some colour to your façade. Hanging planters from your fences, on your porch or even from railings can add some greenery to your yard. Add some fresh new mulch around any existing shrubs or trees to clean up the look and help them retain water. Trimming shrubs and bushes can also neaten up the look and feel of your yard.

Landscaping & Backyard Ideas

Modernize Your Siding

Updating the siding on your home is not only a wonderful way to boost curb appeal but it also helps to freshen up the look of your entire home. You can easily paint your existing vinyl siding to a new colour or give it a good cleaning to help restore it to the way it looked when it was originally installed.

How to Paint Vinyl Siding

House Siding Options

Consider a New Roof Design

As your roof is one of the most prominent features of your home and can be the first thing people notice when looking at your house from the street, updating or repairing your roof can help to add curb appeal to your home. Different types of roofs, roofing materials and more can have a dramatic impact on the look of your home’s exterior.

Light Up Your House

Your home is a beautiful place, why not illuminate it for all to see? With brilliant exterior lighting options like stair lights, door lights and even motion-sensor lighting, you can add beauty and safety to the exterior of your home. Landscape lighting can help to accentuate your new shrubs or garden, while pathway lighting can give a new look to your pavers and driveway.

Add Some Style to Your Porch Décor

Adorning your front porch area with furniture and accessories is a great way to help your home stand out. Adding planters, hanging baskets and furniture to your front porch can make it cozy and inviting, while also giving you a place to sit and relax outdoors. Add a small conversation table to put a coffee or drink on and you’ve got a seating area that is great for entertaining guests or hanging out.

Front Porch Décor Ideas

Don’t Forget the Finishing Touches

It’s the small things that really bring your curb appeal to the next level. Add a beautiful, ornate mailbox or a new, modern one in a bold colour to give a pop to the front porch area. Add big, fashionable house numbers to the front of your home to ensure that they’re seen from the street. You can even accent them with lighting overhead to really make them stand out.

How to Make a House Number Planter

Make Repairs & Keep It Clean

A big part of keeping your home looking its best is to keep it clean. Be sure to clean your gutters so they’re free of leaves and debris. Use a pressure washer to clean bricks, aluminum and vinyl siding, or even your driveway! If your driveway needs repair, consider filling holes and cracks with a sealant to ensure it lasts for years to come.

How to Use a Pressure Washer

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