How can you make your home stand out from others on the block?

6 Ways to Add Curb Appeal To Your Home

How can you make your home stand out from others on the block?


A fresh and welcoming exterior is a wonderful thing to come home to each day. From front doors, house numbers and porch furnishings to color schemes, landscaping and basic repairs, this smorgasbord of ideas will hopefully inspire a few changes around your own home and sell your home faster.

Add big, bold house numbers and paint your front door.

It's so easy to swap out house numbers, and this one thing can make a huge impact. Echo your house style in the numbers you choose — a clean sans serif font for a modern house, hand-painted tiles for a cottage, aged copper for a Prairie-style home etc.
A Front Door that pops can be hugely cheering. Try a color to make your home stand out in the crowd. According to Houzz’s series on choosing a front door color, green is more popular than ever for home interiors and accessories, but have you considered it for your home's exterior? A green front door, whether in a bold chartreuse or a more neutral shade of olive green, is a great way to welcome visitors. The green on your front door can pick up on the various green hues found in your landscape, softening — or enlivening — your entry.

Add fresh porch furniture and swap out your porch lighting.

A pair of matching rockers, Adirondack chairs or a cozy glider is a must when you have a front porch that is visible from the street.

Swap your porch lighting by replacing tiny sconces with a big, statement-making pendent light, add recessed lighting beneath the eaves or install solar lights along the front walk.

Replace your lawn with flowers and repair your driveway & paths.

Dig up part or all of your front lawn and plant perennials instead for a lush landscape that sets your house apart.

Use a power washer on your drive, sidewalks, porches and pavers. Cement, stone and pavement all can split and crack over time. Repairing or replacing damaged areas can do wonders to freshen up your home's street view.