They say you only get one chance to make a first impression. This can be true in both life and with your home. Whether you are looking to put your home on the market or simply want to make it look as good as it possibly can, putting your home’s best face forward can be easier (and less expensive) than you may think. Consider these 10 curb appeal tips to enhance the look of your home:

  1. Pressure Wash. Breath new life into your home’s exteriors, stonework and siding with a good pressure washing. Removing layers of dirt and gunk that have built up over the years will renew your home’s facade.
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2. Stonework. Is your home’s walkway and entryway old and cracked? Replacing old stonework is an easy update. Also, if you have exposed foundation around the front of the house, try covering it up with smaller, horizontal stonework for added appeal.

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3. Windows. Oftentimes, it can be the smallest changes that have the biggest impact. Adding real or faux shutters to your home’s windows could offer the drastic change you are looking for. 


Replacement-Windows-Nashville4. Porch. If your home is lacking a front porch, consider adding one. If it already have one, think of ways you can elevate it. A fresh coat of paint, some extra furniture or accessories can go a long way.



5. Garage Door. This is particularly valuable if your garage faces the front of the house. Where most garage doors are perfectly fine, updating the color or finish or utilizing a different material can set your home’s facade apart.


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6. Landscape. Basic maintenance to your home’s lawn is a no-brainer. Be sure your yard is weed-free and plant some interesting flowers or shrubberies to brighten up a drab lawn. Lack a green thumb? Consider hiring a professional to make some quick but impactful suggestions.



7. Lighting. Another quick fix, adding a bold light fixture to your home’s entrance is a great way to stand out from the crowd that requires very little work at a low cost.


8. Front Door. If your home’s front door has seen better days, replace it. If it’s still in good shape, consider painting it a unique color and updating its hardware.


9. Paint Job. Start small by adding a splash of color or retouching shutters, columns or even your mailbox. If you want to go bigger, don’t hesitate to invest in an entire new exterior color for maximum curb appeal.



10. Portico. This is one of those renovations that you don’t realize how impactful it can be until it’s there. Add a portico over the entryway for an eye-catching upgrade.


Spruce Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Spending a little time sprucing up the outside of your home can help immeasurably when trying to sell it. If you’re planning to stick around for a while, having a beautiful home to pull up to is reason enough to add some curb appeal. For the larger and more difficult projects, be sure to contact Stratton Exteriors. We’re happy to answer any questions and provide you with an estimate for your Nashville home upgrades and repairs.