Does your home’s exterior feel a little bland? While a major renovation may not be in the budget, there
are often simple things you can do to revamp your home’s exterior. Don’t underestimate the impact of a
few thoughtful design choices! Small details like decorative garage door hardware or a new handrail on
the porch can add character and personality to your home.
Here are some other ideas to help enhance the look of your home without a full remodel.
A New Front Door
There are several ways to breathe new life into an old front door. If you’re on a tight budget,
repainting your existing door can drastically improve the appearance with minimal effort and
expense. Another option is to install a replacement door in a new style or color. With numerous
styles and colors to choose from, you can easily find something that expresses the personality of
your home. If you want to take it even further, have a professional door installer expand the
door opening so you can install double doors or a decorative side glass too. Finally, adding
seasonal touches like a wreath or new door mat are always great ways to spruce up your front
Trim and Embellishments
Trim and embellishments can upgrade your home without a lot of construction or expense.
Veneers, wainscoting panels, brackets and balusters are all items that can be added to your
home for decorative purposes. Just be sure to consider your home’s style, age, and location to
find something that’s suitable.
A portico over your doorway can add detail and dimension to your entry without breaking the
bank. Porticos come in a variety of styles and materials, so talk with a professional to determine
which architectural style suits your home the best. You can use simple basic columns or decorative columns and brackets to fancy it up a bit.
Adding a substantial size planter on either side of the front door will give a polished look to your
home’s entrance. Using ferns, such as Boston or Asparagus ferns, along with ivy and begonias or
geraniums, will give fullness and color to your entry, making it inviting and improving curb
Decorative architectural accessories are a great way to transform your home’s exterior without paying
for a full-blown renovation. If you’ve been looking for ways to boost your home’s curb appeal on a
budget, try these tips!