If you are wondering what adds the most curb appeal to the front of your home, you’re certainly not alone. The quest to beautify our homes all too often leads us to overlook the very aspect that first caught our attention: the exterior. To some extent, it’s a case of out of sight, out of mind, plus it’s tough to prioritize it over more glamorous projects that perhaps offer a greater feel-good factor or are more of a necessity, such as a new kitchen. But, in the long term, devoting attention to the façade of your house can reap both aesthetic and practical benefits.
‘Your chosen front yard landscaping, front door and porch ideas can say so much about the occupants: The entrance is the first point of contact for you, your visitors and the interiors that lie within,’ says designer Monique Tollgard, founder, Tollgard Design.
So whether you’re thinking about selling your home, or simply want to make some exterior home improvements for your own enjoyment, adding curb appeal is often an inexpensive way to make your house look nicer, more expensive – and boost its value.