Even a well-groomed yard looks dull at times if it has no uniqueness to it. Your home’s exterior sets the stage for what others expect to find inside of your home. Let the neighborhood know you not only take excellent care of your property, but you do it with style. In this article, we’ll look at a few ways to add character and charm to your home’s exterior, so the outside reflects what’s inside.
The Front Porch
If your home doesn’t have one, consider adding a porch for a dramatic change to your home’s exterior. If you do have one, how’s it looking? Does it need a little life breathed into it? That’s easy to do by updating the railing, adding some style with finials, and making any necessary touch-ups with paint. Make sure your porch has plenty of lighting in the evenings. Also, add some comfy seating with big decorative pillows that others can see from the street.
Doors and windows are to a home what eyes are to the soul. A front door, especially, makes a huge impact. A great way to add character and charm to your home’s exterior is to match the front door with the garage door. The color depends on your home and its style. Black is a classic and elegant look, and red makes a white home pop. The choices are endless. When choosing, keep in mind what you want your home’s style to say.
Most houses have a small walkway leading up to the front door. These are a great opportunity to add a little charm to your home. Here are a few ideas for creating a charming walkway:
- Line the walkway with flowers or stones
- Build a new walkway with brick pavers
- Light it up with lanterns
Driveways can look like artwork if we so choose, adding character to a home. There are options other than asphalt or plain concrete out there. Just like the walkway, brick adds a charming, cottage-style feeling to the exterior. There are all kinds of different pavers and patterns to use for a driveway. Some people even use concrete in many different artistic ways to create something unique.
A Small Gate and Fence
Does anything say “charm” better than a picket fence? Your home can have a taste of that charm without a large fence that feels unwelcoming. Create a small fence with a charming little gate in the front yard, using a low height picket, for guests to enter as they make their way to the front door. White always works, but natural, black, or something to match the home is charming as well.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our ways to add character and charm to your home’s exterior. At Mr. Spindle, we believe the exterior of a home is just as important as the interior. We design everything you need to complete railing system projects, which play a large role in a home’s character and charm. From our 6×6 post finials to our spindles and palings, we’re the trusted source for beautiful designs and custom creations. Contact us, and we’ll help you achieve the design of your dreams.