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December 29th, 2017 by MichiganLiving 5 Ways to Add Magic to Your Home Exterior

Create a lasting impression. Isn’t that what every homeowner wants to do for their guests? Yes, and prospective buyers probably feel that way too. Even if your home is already stunning, some improvements will add even more to its curb appeal. Bring more elegance and grace to your home’s exterior in these five magical ways.

Display an Engaging Front Door

Beautiful Home ExteriorYour front door is what visitors see first. Make it appealing to the eye. Choose a style and design that will add a charming and inviting vibe to the outside of your home. Remember that modern door designs generally add to energy efficiency, which can significantly cut heating bills down. Would you prefer a solid wood door or one with embedded glass? Don’t forget about the door handle. It should be charming and inviting as well.

Design a Dapper Driveway

Improve the path that leads to your new engaging front door. Remove or repair any cracks, oil spots, or wild weeds that plague your driveway. If those things aren’t present, a good power washing will do wonders for renewing the surface. You can rent a machine or hire a professional service to do it. Take it to another level by adding interlocking stone pavers. Not sure about doing the entire driveway that way? Create only a path of pavers to the front door instead.

Create Lush Landscaping

Give your guests some eye candy as they pull into your dapper driveway and walk to your engaging front door. Having a well-manicured lawn is expected, right? But a well-manicured lawn with lots of blooming rose bushes is even better. That’s eye-catching in the daytime. At night, blow your visitors away with strategic landscape lighting. An outdoor lighting system will not only provide safety and security but also accentuate your front lawn.

Wake Up Your Windows

Beautiful House ExteriorThe need to repair or replace your windows may not be due to aesthetics. Perhaps they’re outdated and insects are using them to enter your home. Old windows also allow cold weather to creep inside during the winter and cool air to creep out during the summer. Cracks in the window seals can lead to moisture that stays trapped in the panes. It gives them a permanent foggy appearance. This is a deterrent to prospective home buyers.

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

Treat your home’s exterior to a face-lift. Give it a fresh coat of paint in the same hue or something bolder. A new paint job lets the other external features stand out. Make your home the most impressive one on your street. Would your shutters or front door benefit from a fresh coat of paint? A contrasting trim is an attractive idea. Consider a trim around your new engaging door and updated windows.

A snazzy exterior can make or break a home. That applies to a sale too. Updates and renovations may not fit conveniently into your budget, but the investment is worth it. Help your home stand out among the rest with these changes.

 

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2 responses to “5 Ways to Add Magic to Your Home Exterior”

  1. Having an attractive home exterior is a big thing. We usually spend a lot of time and money to create beautiful exterior. These tips, though, can lessen much burdens.

  2. Jenn says:

    We did some work to the outside of our house last year, and it really made a difference. This spring we’re planning to do the driveway and replace our gutters. It’s funny how much the look can improve with just a few changes.

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