Achieving new curb appeal with fresh tips
Soon, all things pumpkin spice will be here, including the home visitors who bring them. In preparation of the doorbell ringing, create a little spice of your own with some new curb appeal. Below are tips and projects for sprucing up your home’s view from the curb.
• Front door first impressions.
Your front door is one of the first things people notice about your home. Give your door a fresh face with a coat of paint in a bold color to draw the eye to this focal point of your home.
Another project is to replace the door entirely. Consider options with decorative glass accents, and stunning sidelights (windows on either side of the door) to add more natural light while maintaining a sense of style and privacy. Energy Star-qualified entry doors — like those from Pella — will help maintain your home’s energy efficiency.
For entry door inspiration check out Pinterest, your resident showroom or your local home improvement store.
• Accessorize with new hardware.
Replace your front-door hardware for a quick and easy facelift. Choose hardware finishes that complement light fixtures, mailbox and house numbers for a polished, cohesive look. You’ll delightfully be surprised at what a difference new hardware can make in creating an updated look to your home.
• Refresh exterior body and trim colors.
For a dramatic change, repaint your home’s exterior. It’s a bold move and can make your home stand out from other homes on the block.
Not up for the bold change? To make an impact with a smaller change, add new trim colors. When updating trim, choose color schemes that match your home’s primary exterior color, or complement it with a fresh twist.
• Create points of interest with plants.
Add pops of color by arranging pots filled with hearty flowers like mums, sedum or asters around your front door, porch or deck. Incorporate planters or container gardens of varied sizes, shapes and colors to add visual interest.
• Accent with lighting.
Add exterior accent lighting to the front of your home or illuminate a walking path with ground-insert solar lights. Consider solar spotlights to bring out landscaping or to shine on your updated front door. Install matching light fixtures outside your front door, garage door or patio door to provide well-lit entrances that are stylish and inviting to neighbors and guests.
For more curb appeal inspiration, follow Pella on Pinterest and Houzz, and visit Pella.com to connect with your local Pella representative for ideas on how to transform the look and comfort of your home inside and out.
This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.