8 Ways to Increase the Charm of Your Home’s Exterior

There’s nothing better than when your home exterior makes a picture-perfect first impression. Charming curb appeal enhances the visual interest of your home, and makes everyone – including potential buyers- want to take a look inside. If you’re looking to increase the charm of your home’s exterior, take a look at these 8 amazing tips!

1. Bring the Charm with Siding

The siding type and colour you choose for your exterior can definitely bring the charm. Think Board and Batten siding for a cottage feel, or Grayne siding for the authentic charm of natural cedar. As for colours, anything from navy blue to rich gray to white with black accents is a win.

2. Install Classic Windows

The right windows can also add serious charm to your abode. Gentek’s selection of vinyl replacement windows offer classic beauty and freedom from maintenance. Choose from charming styles like double hung windows and bay and bow styles to enhance your home’s curb appeal.

3. Add Window Box Planters

On the topic of windows, window box planters are a gorgeous addition to any home, offering a burst of colour and character. They’re sure to enhance your curb appeal, and with an array of options to choose from, you can pick the perfect ones for your exterior design. Opt for painted wooden window boxes for a cottage feel, or ones made from copper for a more traditional look.

4. Upgrade Your Door

Add charm to your entryway by choosing a door with character. If you’re not in the market for a new door, you can add a touch of charm by painting it a different colour. Shades like black, soft blue and bold red are great ways to increase the charm.

If you do need a new door, customizing one may be the perfect solution. Gentek’s First Impressions’ customized doors are beautifully crafted to suit your home’s aesthetic and will seamlessly elevate your exterior.

5. Add Shutters and Trim

There’s no denying that shutters and trim are two of the best ways to add character and charm to your curb appeal. With vinyl or aluminum shutters available in an array of styles, and detailed trim that offers a perfect accent to your home, these are two musts if you want to increase the charm of your home.

6. Build a Walkway

A well-designed walkway that leads from your driveway to the front door is a great way to make your home feel warm and inviting. Create a walkway made of stone or brick in a design that suits your house.

7. Install Outdoor Lighting

Landscape lighting in the form of walkway light fixtures or lanterns on your porch can do a great deal to enhance your curb appeal. Not only will it make your exterior more inviting, landscape lighting also increases the safety and security of your home!

8. Add a Doormat and Outdoor Accessories to Your Entryway

A doormat is the perfect way to add warmth to your entryway. If you have the space, you can also consider adding a bench or arm chairs with blankets and throw pillows to really increase the charm.

If you’re looking to bring more charm to your home exterior, use these 8 tips to enhance your curb appeal in the most gorgeous way!