Ways to Add Charm to Your Home’s Exterior

Whether you have a cottage that could benefit from some TLC or an old farmhouse you’re ready to restore, deciding on home exterior tips is a big decision.  Make sure you don’t force an unrelated style on the exterior of your home – that won’t make it look more appealing. Instead, aim to ooze charm by choosing the right exterior enhancements.

Add a covered entrance

An overhead is nice when you’re trying to stay dry, and can add curb appeal to your home too. Covered porches fit naturally on Craftsman homes and cottages. Add some definition to your home’s entrance with a covered entrance.

Change the front door

A different style door can seriously impact the way the front of your home looks. You can choose a door that incorporates panes of glass or is solid wood , just make sure it complements the architectural style of your home, and offers detail or lets light in.

Hang window boxes

Everyone knows that window boxes are charming. However, don’t hang just any old window boxes; instead take time to find the ones that best suit the style of your home. If they aren’t a perfect match, paint or finish them. The effort will pay off because when window boxes match a home seamlessly, they act as an architectural feature.

Choose the right roof

The roof is one of the features that, when it looks good, you won’t notice it. However, if it’s wrong, it will look really bad. If you’re in need or considering a roof replacement or roof repair, professionals can help you find some good fits for your home within your price range. It’s vital to choose the right hue and material that works best with the color and style of your home, as well as the surrounding landscape.

Add dormer windows

It can cost a pretty penny and be a bit disruptive to add dormer windows to your home, but if this feature is a good fit for your home, it’s worth it. Dormer windows bump up your home’s curb appeal and let more natural light flood indoors. An architect can help you get things moving.

Spruce up the garage doors

If your garage doors can easily be seen from the street, they need to echo your home’s architectural style. You could opt to paint the garage to match your home and add a similar style of lighting to what you have at the main entrance to tie your home’s exterior together. To really make an impact, consider replacing the garage doors.

Plant an arbor

A gate with an arbor is one of the most charming home accents. While it takes some time to cultivate your own private oasis, planting fragrant flowers or plants, such as climbing roses or tropical fruit trees, will transport you and your guests into another world. Nestle landscape lighting into the plants surrounding the arbor for a tranquil and beautiful effect in the evening.

Fix the driveway

Your driveway is one of the parts of your home’s exterior that you probably don’t notice, as long as it’s in good shape. If your driveway doesn’t match the style of your home or is beat up, it can really take a toll on your home’s curb appeal. Consider stained concrete or brick if you want a durable and attractive driveway that welcomes others.


It’s not too tough or expensive to transform your home’s exterior. All that it takes is a few changes and you can make your home exude charm.