Home Exterior Ideas That Add Instant Curb Appeal

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Looking for ways to make your home shine this summer? Here are ideas that add instant curb appeal to your home exterior!

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Are you tired of driving up to a dilapidated-looking home exterior? Do you want to revamp and rejuvenate the exterior design of your house? If so, you're in the right place. In this article, we'll provide you with five ways that you can add some serious upgrades to your home exterior to enhance its curb appeal. Not only will these upgrades make your home far more aesthetic for when you walk in, but they will also improve your house's value should you ever decide to sell sometime down the road.

New Siding

One of the best ways to give a tired old exterior a new lease on life is to replace the siding. Over time, siding wears down. Not only does paint crack and chip, but the boards themselves will rot, hang loose, and will just have an overall bad aesthetic to them.

By replacing your siding with all-new material, you'll instantly add some appeal to your home. You can also change up the color scheme to better match the other exterior highlights of your home if you so choose.

An Ornate Front Door

One of the biggest focal points of the exterior of any home is the front door. If your front door looks like it hasn't been replaced or power washed in ages, then it may be time for you to get a new one altogether.

An oversized, ornate front door can add a serious amount of good looks to the front of a house. Also, It makes the entrance into your new home feel much more weighty and much more like an occasion.

A Flower Garden

Another great way to improve your home's aesthetic is to start getting some good vegetation going in front of it. Few things can pretty up a lawn than a well-kept flower garden. Flowers add vitality and color to a tired old home and will be sure to rejuvenate your house.

A Wrap-Around Porch

If you're in the mood for a more serious home improvement project, then a wrap-around porch may be exactly what you need. A porch that wraps around the front of your house will instantly become a hang-out spot both for your family and for any guests that you entertain. If you use the right columns and fencing, you can add a unique aesthetic to your home.

A Drive-Up Driveway

A drive-up driveway can make your home look regal. This type of circular driveway cuts around the front of your house, allowing guests to park right in front of your home then keep following the driveway back out onto the road. It also eliminates the need to back out onto the road, making it much safer.

Upgrade Your Home Exterior Today

There you have it — with these simple ideas, you're all ready to start upgrading your home exterior. Which of these will you be implementing soon?

For more home improvement articles, be sure to check out the rest of the articles available to read on the Soffit blog!

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