10 Easy Tips to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

A modern home with lots of glazing and plenty of curb appeal

Modern home with bronze metal exterior door by Urban Front

It is important not to forget about the curb appeal of your home when making any upgrades. When it comes to home improvement, most of us focus on the interior, updating kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces as a priority. However, it’s important not to overlook the exterior of your home because a well-maintained exterior can set the tone for the rest of the house. Boosting your home’s curb appeal not only improves the way it looks, but also increases its value and creates a welcoming first impression for guests and future potential buyers.

So let’s look at 10 easy ways you can upgrade your home’s exterior to boost its curb appeal.

1. Add Cladding 

First, you might want to think about adding cladding to your property. Cladding is a great way to make sure that the outside of your property is more interesting and stands out from the rest of the street. In terms of cladding options, there are lots of materials that you can explore including wood, vinyl, stone, and fibre cement. Cladding can suit any architectural style and personal aesthetic preference.

Beyond aesthetics, cladding offers additional insulation, helping to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. It also serves as a protective barrier against the elements, reducing maintenance and prolonging the life of your exterior walls.

2. Renew or Repaint Fencing 

A patio garden with painted blue fences

Bishop Blue Wood Paint from Thorndown Paints (affiliate link)

Another option would be to improve the fencing of your home. This is a great choice if you are interested in improving the aesthetic of the exterior while also adding to the protection of the property. 

There are lots of options when it comes to fencing and it’s possible that you can find the perfect choice to match the overall design of your property. This is something that will immediately appeal to modern buyers of your property in the future. 

3. Landscape the Garden

A country style white cottage home with small round bushes lining the pathway and plants climbing over the front door

Arncliffe York Sandstone Riven from Artisans of Devizes

You could also think of improving your home with landscaping choices. Landscaping is a great way to make the most of your garden spaces and guarantee that your home has plenty of curb appeal. For instance, you could think about adding different levels to the garden, using different materials such as turf, gravel, slabs or even wooden sleepers.

Having a landscaped garden that is well looked after can make a huge statement and will definitely give the impression that your home is cared for.

4. Incorporate Unique Features

A modern home with some feature round windows a large curved bench seat in front and a water feature.

Kimmeridge Tumbled & Etched Limestone from Artisans of Devizes

Next, you could consider adding some unique features to your property. This could include a wide range of possibilities including round windows, a stone sculpture, a water feature or bespoke bench seating. It’s all about finding the right match for your property and there are plenty of fantastic ideas for virtually every budget. 

5. Add a Portico

A red brick home with a white portico gives string curb appeal

Portico, Balustrade & Window Surrounds from Haddonstone

A portico is a porch leading to the entrance of a building with a roof structure over a walkway, supported by columns or enclosed by walls. You could add a portico to your home if you want to give it a particularly fancy look. The portico was widely used in ancient Greece and has influenced many Western cultures.

Not only does it look fancy but it also has the added benefit of keeping you dry while you search for your keys to get in the front door.

6. Replace the Front Door

A black front door on a modern home made from brick and charred black timber.

Contemporary Front Door from Urban Front

You could also think about improving the front door of your home. There are lots of different options when it comes to changing the door so consider an alternative that fits your home better while attracting more attention. 

It’s worth investing in a professional contractor to improve the doorway of your home because it’s about more than just looks. You want to make sure that your home is secure so it’s not worth cutting corners by doing it yourself.

7. Add a Fancy Mailbox

A white house with black front door and brass hardware. A potted tree in on the steps and a parcel delivery box is on the wall.

Parcel Box from Smart Parcel Box

If you are getting a new front door, don’t forget to carefully choose new door hardware. A sleek door knocker, door handle, number and letter box will make all the difference.

But while you’re there, maybe consider getting a a fancy secure parcelbox that can accept all the parcels that you have delivered while you are not home. Instead of traipsing down to the post office to collect your parcels or coming home to find that they have been returned, your parcel box can keep them safe until you get home.

8. Retile Pathways

A sage green front door with bumblebee knocker. A potted tree is on either side and there is a tiled path leading up to it for maximum curb appeal

Chatham Dark Grey Brick Tiles from Walls and Floors

The approach to your home really sets the tone for what people can expect once they get inside so you want to give a good first impression. Consider investing in some statement tiles that can be used in a nice pattern. Choose contrasting colours to give the biggest impact.

Retiling the pathways is also a good idea when it comes to safety. You don’t want any trip or fall hazards from damaged pathways. Choose tiles that are non slip to minimize the chance of slips and falls.

9. Add Some Plant Life

A stone home with sage green door and sash windows with lots of plants growing up the house for maximum curb appeal

Evergreen Fresh Green Planting from Soto Gardens

Plants are probably the easiest addition you can make to the exterior of your home. Add plants that can climb up and around the front door for maximum impact, especially if they are flowering plants. But any bushes, trees it even window boxes will boost the curb appeal of your property. This is a great way to ensure that the outside of your property has a lot more colour and life.

10. Add Exterior Lighting

A modern black timber home with floor to ceiling windows. Exterior lighting illuminates the house after dusk

Nordlux’s Pontio 15 Outdoor Wall Lights from Lime Lace (affiliate link)

Exterior lighting is not only practical in terms of safety but it can also look really great if you use it to illuminate certain aspects of your home or garden landscaping. Exterior lights not only boost the curb appeal of your home but they also create a nice ambiance.

These are all ways that you can boost the curb appeal of your home. Not only will it look much nicer, make a better first impression, and be more secure, but you will add value to your home as well. If you have any more suggestions, make sure you leave them in the comments.

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