How to Up Your Curb Appeal Game

We’re told to “never judge a book by its cover,” but when it comes to houses, first impressions are everything. You may have a stunning interior, but if your exterior is run down, your home will feel unwelcoming to guests (and potential homebuyers). As spring approaches, now is the perfect time to get outside, assess your home’s curb appeal, and see what you can do to improve it. Here are a few of our favorite ways to up your curb appeal game!

Paint Your Front Door

One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to significantly impact your home’s curb appeal is to refresh your front door with a new coat of paint. The front door is the centerpiece of your home’s exterior so you’ll want to make sure it looks fresh and inviting. You can restore the existing paint or switch it to a fun, bold color. Adding a pop of color makes a statement, and it’s also a great way to add some personality to your home (especially if the rest of the house is a neutral color).


Front exterior at remodel project in Newburyport, MA by BLB Design / Build

Willow Refresh

Second story addition by BLB Design / Build in Newburyport, MA

Update Window Treatments

Another great way to refresh the front of your house is to update your exterior window treatments. Adding shutters or replacing or repainting old ones will instantly make your home look more inviting. Window boxes are also excellent for adding personality and appeal to your home. Bonus points if you plant some herbs with the flower mix. Not only will your home look great, but it will smell great too!

Second story addition by BLB Design / Build in Newburyport, MA

Add a Porch

Want to really wow the neighbors? Add a porch! An addition will add value to your house, and the extra space will also help improve your quality of life and enjoyment of your home. Add a cute porch swing and some chairs, and you’ll soon have your own outdoor oasis to enjoy as the weather gets warmer.

Coordinate Hardware

Another easy refresh is to update your hardware. House numbers, the entry door lockset, a wall-mounted mailbox, and light fixtures are all elements that can add style and interest to your home’s exterior curb appeal. As the accessories of your home, they should look consistent. Pick a coordinating finish like satin black or polished chrome to help create a cohesive design appealing to the eye.


Refresh Landscaping

If you want to make more of an impact, consider refreshing your landscaping. When creating a new garden, choose features that frame your home rather than obscure it. Make sure to include a mix of plant size, color, and texture for best results, and opt for stone or precast concrete blocks to edge the bed, giving it a finished look. Full landscaping remodel outside your budget? Get new planters to frame your front door for an instant curb appeal facelift.


Are you looking to refresh your home? Connect with us to see how we can help up your home’s curb appeal and more!