Asked on Dec 11, 2019

How can I make over the front of my house to increase curb appeal?

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I can’t think of how to upgrade the front of house to increase curb appeal. The yard is awful this time of year but the house itself needs something. Any ideas?

17 answers
  • Johnavallance82
    on Dec 11, 2019

    Hello there,

    Your home is shouting out for Shutters, and I would also paint the framework and poles across the front to match and or plant a climber across them. A window box would also look good under small flat window.

    If you don't like shutters, then Paint the house a colour and keep the window frames white. Plant boxes across front between the poles would look good too.

    Best wishes.

  • Maura White
    on Dec 11, 2019

    How about a big wreath over the first window? And its hard to tell from the pick what is right up against the house if that's grass or brick?? You could get 2 tall outdoor plants in planters and put them on either side of the bay window!

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Dec 11, 2019

    I would repaint the entire thing. Paint is the cheapest thing you can do.

    2 Field Colors & 1 accent color.

    The bay window, the front door and the dormer need to “pop”.

    The planter needs something like a bird bath, that doesn’t depend on the seasons and some bark mulch.


  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Dec 11, 2019

    If you’re wanting to sell the house, then there’s a lot color schemes out there. The key is to repeat the colors in a balanced composition.

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com
    on Dec 11, 2019

    It's a big ticket item, but a second dormer window would balance the whole house nicely (and make more usable space upstairs!)

  • Abby and Matt
    on Dec 12, 2019

    Paint for sure! Even a deep bright door would add interest

  • add shutters on the windows and window boxes under neath. Paint the front door and add a nice wreath.

  • Painting the front door would really make it come alive. Plant some flowers, seed the yard and add some cute chairs to the porch. It's a blank slate and will be so cute when you're done.

  • William
    on Dec 12, 2019

    Without painting the house. It's begging for shutters. Either red to match the patio or black. Door needs paint. If you choose red shutters then red door. Otherwise any other color to show off the entrance. Wrap the posts with wood to make them chunky and stand out.

  • Dee
    on Dec 13, 2019

    First paint the front door so that it stands out. I would also put shutters on the windows. Then put in some flower beds and bushes all along the front.

  • Flipturn
    on Dec 13, 2019

    From the curb viewpoint, the two strips of concrete (driveway and walkway) and the strip of grass, make the property look harsh and chopped up.

    I would completely remove the inside strip of grass and enlarge the driveway. The grass, and mishmash of what is growing in it look unattractive, and a larger driveway would be more convenient and require much less maintenance.


    Then remove the old 'bowling lane' walkway and lay a new one that joins to the driveway in a curve. This is itself would soften the look of yard, and would blend the land with the house.

  • Flipturn
    on Dec 13, 2019

    Agree with FrugalFamily's comment that another dormer would help balance the upper part of the house. However, changing the flat window on the left hand side with a larger bay window similar to the one on the right would also result in the house structure being more balanced.


    Changing the panes on the plain sashed two windows to grilled, like the third window, would be another way make the features of the house more cohesive.

  • Flipturn
    on Dec 13, 2019

    Also agree with Williams's suggestion to beef up the pillars.

    Doing this would update and give the front of the house more presence. I would also paint the side fence and the bottom brick white, which would make the entire house seem larger.


    https://www.addicted2decorating.com/how-to-wrap-front-porch-posts-turn-skimpy-front-porch-posts-into-pretty-columns-part-1.html

  • Janice
    on Dec 14, 2019

    Paint is your best friend. Paint the trim and the porch posts in a color, along with the front door. Then consider shutters as well and paint them. Also, a few small bushes repeated across the front of your home will be an added touch and green up the grass when spring arrives.

  • Flipturn
    on Dec 14, 2019

    Looking again at the picture of the front of your house, I am wondering if the bricked over area under the window was intended to be a sort of patio?


    Raising it up so that it is the same height as the front stoop would create a genuine porch which would then be a base for the pillars. Having a functioning porch would make the front of the house seem larger and would create an inviting appearance to the property.

  • Homeroad
    on Dec 28, 2019

    I think your house is adorable! I would add a few chairs to the porch and maybe shutters on the windows. I am not sure the grass situation but maybe some sod would help? I think your house is great!

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