Kick Up Your Curb Appeal

There’s something about spring that makes us want to refresh and rejuvenate, and that applies to our homes as well. Use that energy—and our inspiration below—to kick up your home’s curb appeal.

Think Big

curb appealTake a look at your home’s exterior. Do you see chipped, faded, peeling paint? Saggy, faded siding? Cracked stucco or broken shakes and shingles? If so, it’s time to make the outside of your home reflect the love inside it.

We’ve got everything you need to protect and beautify your exterior, from a fresh coat of paint to cedar, fiber cement, vinyl and stone siding. For added visual interest, you can even mix a couple options, such as stone siding on the lower portion of the home and a wood-look vinyl above.

Use a contrasting color for trim to add definition. Many New England home styles also look great with the added texture and color shutters can provide.

It’s All in the Details

Does your front door offer a hearty welcome to your home? Repainting it a cheery color that contrasts with the exterior color will provide a friendly pop of color, but consider the door style as well.

Today’s entry door styles can play a tremendous role in increasing your home’s curb appeal, with wood, steel and fiberglass options. Thermatru® Doors’ research showed that a new front door can also increase your home’s perceived value and reduce your energy bills.

Don’t forget about your garage doors as well, especially if they face the street. From styles ranging to contemporary to carriage house, your garage doors should fit the overall aesthetic of your home.

Accessorize

Just like accessories can pull an outfit together, they also add polish to your home’s exterior. Adding lighting, plants and other details will add life to an otherwise drab exterior. What could be homier than a front porch with a couple rocking chairs, a flag flying and pots of fresh herbs and flowers?

Choose a single metal for everything from door hardware to lights, rails and even the numbers on your home for a comprehensive, pulled-together look. Don’t forget your masonry—make sure your driveway, walkways and steps are clean and in good repair. We offer cement, bricks and patio blocks in a range of colors and styles.

Whether you are looking to sell or just want to revitalize your home’s curbside appeal, we have the inspiration, tools, materials and advice you need. When you’re ready to lay down your welcome mat, stop by and see us.