Does your home look like every other house on the street? Add curb appeal with custom touches that make it stand out from the crowd.
Ask any realtor how to add curb appeal to your home, and you’ll get some popular answers:
- add better landscaping
- install a new walkway
- give the whole house a fresh coat of paint
But those are all big, time-consuming projects. What about stylish, smaller-scale touches? Here are some ideas for charming, custom options you can add to your home with minimal effort.
A Fresh Front Door
If your front door is old-fashioned, worn or just boring, it’s time to freshen up the entrance to your home. You can either paint and restyle your existing door or replace it entirely.
According to the design experts at HGTV, 2018 and beyond will see renewed interest in bold, bright front doors with sleek glass and wood touches. Statement colors like lime green, turquoise, gold-orange and high-gloss black are right on trend.
You can also add pops of color with brightly-colored planters and plants. Flank your front door with two stately pots or add a couple of window boxes that are bursting with blooms.
The key here is to avoid using a smattering of small containers, which can look cluttered and messy. Instead, invest in just one to three large displays that serve as focal points when looking at your home from the street.
A Bold Porch Light
Illumination makes any space feel more welcoming, including your front porch. Right now, the trends are toward large farmstead-style outdoor lighting, retro shapes, Moroccan patterns, lantern styles and quaint brass and copper fixtures.
An Elegant Door Knocker
Door knockers don’t get as much use as doorbells, yet they add a charming touch to home exteriors. Plus, you can tell your best friends and neighbors to use a secret knock, so you’ll always know when they’re on your front porch.
Bronze and iron knockers are considered classics. Nickel gives a more contemporary feel. For something a little quirky, go with an animal or nature-inspired knocker that matches your home’s design and your personality.
New Doormat and Patio Rug
Like a new carpet for your living room, adding a new doormat revitalizes your entryway. Natural-fiber doormats are having a big moment of popularity, especially when paired with a sisal fiber rug in another area nearby – like a patio, porch or sunroom.
Custom Address Plates
Many homeowners overlook the potential found right within their own house numbers. When everything else is perfectly elegant, a set of standard-issue stick-on house numbers looks totally out of place. Upgrade your exterior by adding a customized address plaque that makes a bold statement about your place in the world.
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