15 Ways to Step Up Your Curb Appeal [Infographic]

 In Exterior Remodeling

Enhance your home’s exterior with these head-turning ideas.

Now that summer is fast approaching, there’s no better time to improve your home’s curb appeal. According to a Zillow survey, real estate agents named curb appeal as one of the most important factors in selling a home. Even if you’re not planning on selling your home, curb appeal can increase safety, attract good neighbors, and showcase your unique style. Use the following head-turning ways to step up your curb appeal by enhancing your front porch, windows and doors, landscaping, roofing, and siding.

Front Porch

1. Add a pop of color and a soothing place to sway with a bright porch swing that will provide the ideal spot to enjoy a cold beverage in warm months.
2. Install outdoor ceiling fans and hanging lanterns to lend a cool breeze and warm glow.
3. Screen in your front porch to enjoy more bug-free time and usable square footage that will add value to your home.

Windows & Doors

4. Replace your front door with a more beautiful, secure, and energy-efficient model that will make your neighbors green with envy.
5. New windows not only enhance your curb appeal, but they also increase your home’s energy-efficiency.
6. Add window boxes made of copper, iron, or painted wood to display beautiful seasonal flowers.


7. Improving your curb appeal wouldn’t be complete without a well-manicured lawn.
8. Maintain a dynamic, textured look by planting various shrubs, flowers, and attractive trees.
9. Add low-voltage landscape lights to highlight your beautifully landscaped yard after dark.


10. Clean leaves, branches, and any other debris from your roof.
11. Repair or replace any missing or damaged shingles that can make your home look run down and could lead to costly damages down the road.
12. Repair your gutters and downspouts if they show signs of rust, sagging, or peeling paint.


13. If you have dull and faded vinyl siding, replace it with a long-lasting, durable option that is available in many different colors.
14. Add shutters, gable vents, trim metals, or soffits to enhance the architectural appeal of your siding.
15. Create a beautifully timeless look with natural stone siding accents that you can enjoy for years to come.


For more the 40 years, Waunakee Remodeling has been providing turnkey remodeling services to homeowners throughout Madison and Dane County. Our team is committed to providing complete home remodeling solutions for all exterior and interior projects. We have 2 convenient showrooms – our headquarters in Waunakee and on Odana Road on Madison’s West Side. If you’re considering a project, feel free to reach out to us!

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