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15 Ways to Step Up Your Curb Appeal [Infographic]

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.

Improve your curb appeal with ideas from our infographic.

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.  

Don’t have a front porch? Check out our porch design and construction services here.

Windows & Doors

4. Replace your front door with a more beautiful, secure, and energy-efficient model that will make your neighbors green with envy. Get inspired with these welcoming and warm front door ideas.

5. New windows not only enhance your curb appeal, but they also increase your home’s energy-efficiency. Let these breathtakingly beautiful home window styles guide the way.

6. Add window boxes made of copper, iron, or painted wood to display beautiful seasonal flowers. Check out more exterior window decoration ideas that pop here.


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. Get a list of 25 easy-care plants suitable for southern Wisconsin weather here.

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. Have an ugly stain? Use these roof-cleaning methods to make it shine.

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. Use this post-winter roof replacement guide to learn what to expect.

12. Repair your gutters and downspouts if they show signs of rust, sagging, or peeling paint. Discover 6 signs your gutters need to be replaced here.


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.

Check out this photo guide to exterior siding options.

Now that you know what it takes to step up your curb appeal, it’s time get to work. Can we help? Contact our home remodeling experts online for professional assistance or call 608-709-7517 today. For more home improvement ideas, check out our blog here.