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10 tips to give your home's exterior more charm

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10 tips to give your home's exterior more charm

When it comes to making a strong first impression with your home, your driveway, gate, garage door and façade play an indisputably crucial role. This means that if you want to give your home’s exterior more charm and make it look more appealing, they are the areas you need to focus on. Making changes to your home’s exterior can be tricky, as you want to enhance and improve its curb appeal but at the same time you don’t want to force a change that won’t suit the home and may end up making it look worse instead of better. These are things that can help you improve your home’s exterior.

1.    A Covered Entrance

If you want to improve your home’s curb appeal and add more charm, a covered entrance is one of the best ways to do it. The cover you choose to implement will depend on the architectural style of your home as not all covering work well with all styles. For example, a covered porch will fit with and elevate the look of Craftsman homes and cottages, while colonial-style homes look best with porticos topped with pediments.


2.    A Different Door

Most people underestimate the impact the front door has on a home’s overall look. If you have a heavy façade, consider lightening it up with a door that incorporates glass panels. For lighter or plain facades, a door that has a darker or deeper color can give your entrance more weight. When searching for a new door, decide whether the amount of detail it should have, whether you’d prefer a solid construction or you want it to let in more light and above all make sure that it will match the architectural style of the home.


3.    Window boxes

Choosing the right window boxes can truly transform the look of your home’s exterior. While nearly all window boxes have their own charm, you can help them stand out by making them blend in. Find window boxes that match the style of your home and paint or finish them in a way that will allow them to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the exterior. This will make the boxes look like an architectural feature of the building.



4.    The Right Gate

The perfect gate for your home will depend on its architectural style and the landscaping. Both wooden and metal gates can fit in with your home’s exterior when they’re paired with a suitable fence. Adding landscaping in front of the gate and beyond it can help create a deeper look to your yard, and add additional charm to the property.

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5.    Upgrade Your Driveway

If your driveway is in great shape you may not even notice the effect it has on your home’s exterior. However, a driveway that is in bad shape, either through wear-and-tear or simply because it doesn’t match the rest of the exterior really pulls down your home’s charm and curb appeal. If you need to replace or redo your driveway Research the material that will work best with your home and don’t be afraid to experiment with its shape.


6.    A Fitting Garage Door

For homes where the garage door is seen from the street, it makes up a large part of the visible exterior and as such has a huge effect on the home’s curb appeal. You can give your garage door a boost in charm by painting it so that it matches the rest of the house or adding the same type of lighting to the garage door as the lighting over the main entrance. If you have an old or damaged garage door, consider replacing it entirely with one that will match your home’s architecture. Another great idea is adding a pergola or trellis over the garage.




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