Exterior Design Ideas
The Ways To Bring Charm To Your Home’s Exterior:
Your home’s front entry is the focal point of its curb appeal. If it makes a great first impression, everyone – including potential homebuyers – will want to see what’s inside. Curb Appeal is a mixture of all the materials and textures, from lighting, to landscaping, to the finishes on the house. All of those create a unique look to your home, one that sets you apart from the neighbours.
We’re excited to share with you 10 different ways to make your home feel welcoming and highlight your home’s unique style:
Add a covered entrance. Even a small overhead is welcome when you’re trying to get in the door in a rainstorm, but also, a covered entrance can do wonders for a home’s curb appeal. From the combined aesthetic and financial perspective, adding a covered porch is definitely a good idea.
Dressing up your boring concrete porch. Create a permanent welcome mat by tiling or rendering a design with a resurfacing product (such as jewelstone) that contrasts with the front stoop. It will definitely impress your visitors.
Change the door. The focal point of your home should be the main entrance. Consider choosing a new door that incorporates panes of glass will not only lets more natural light into your home, but it also lightens up a heavy facade.
Paint or replace the garage doors. If your garage doors are easily visible from the street, they should match your home’s architecture as closely as possible. Painting or replacing the garage doors to match the rest of the house can make a big difference.
Install outdoor lighting. Bring depth and definition to the exterior of your home with the right light fixtures. Low-voltage landscape lighting also makes a huge impact on your home’s curb appeal while also providing safety and security.
Replace old hardware. The entry door lockset or a wall-mounted mailbox are all elements that can add style and interest to your home’s exterior curb appeal. These elements add the most appeal when they function collectively, rather than as mix-and-match pieces.
Adding dormers to the roof. It can be quite costly, but if this feature is right for your home, it can really boost curb appeal and they also lets more natural light into the home.
Add shutters, window boxes or accent trims. Window boxes, shutters and trims are all adding a welcoming layer of beauty and curb appeal to your home’s exterior.
They offer a fast, easy way to bring colour and charm to your home’s curb appeal.
Replace gutters and downspouts.
If your home has an older gutter system, or it’s suffering from peeling paint, rust spots, or other problems that can convey a sense of neglect. Replace old systems will not only gives value to your home, but makes it look pretty.
Paint or replace old wall claddings.
An exterior facelift (new paint, stucco or stone) automatically transforms the look of a home. It’s a great option and is the surest way to keep your house and it curb appeal looking its best. EIFS (stucco) also known as one of the best way to insulate and old home from outside.