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6 Charming Exterior Home Remodeling Ideas

Take on summer entertaining season with these welcoming outdoor updates.

With summer entertaining season in full swing, captivate your guests the moment they arrive. From the driveway to the doorbell, make their stroll up to your front door ooze with charm! Not only can an aesthetically pleasing first impression add value to your property, but it will also make your home feel more inviting. These six exterior home remodeling ideas will infuse a sense of enchantment into your façade:  

Replacing your front door is an exterior home remodeling idea that will add charm to your curb appeal.
Photo credit: Southern Living Magazine | Inspiring Garden Entry

1. Brush up your front door

When arriving for your summertime soiree, the first thing your guests will see is the front door. An easy and budget-friendly update is to apply a fresh coat of eye-catching paint to make it stand out. If your door lacks pizzazz, security, and energy-efficiency, replace it with a new ProVia® entry door to complement your home's style. 

Check out these warm and welcoming front door ideas for high-style ways to make your guests feel at home.

2. Add a fence

Nothing says charm like a quintessential white picket fence that hugs the perimeter of your property. Coupled with a paved brick walkway to your front door, you’ll treat your guests to a fairytale-inspired stroll to your front entry. Finish the look with flower boxes on your front windows, container plants on either side of your door, and annuals that frame the driveway. 

Photo credit: HGTV | 22 Things to Put on a Porch

3. Make over your front porch

Ornate porches from the mid-1800s to 1900s featured impressive architectural details. From beautifully carved posts to intricate balusters and fluted columns to paneled ceilings, porches from the golden age represented the traditional home styles of that day. While not as elaborate, today’s porch upgrades can complement modern home designs and offer exceptional curb appeal. Whether it’s stately and classic or farmhouse and rustic, your porch design can fit your tastes and budget. Furnish your porch with rocking chairs, wicker furniture, and stylish accessories for a charming space you can enjoy with your company on cool summer evenings. 

4. Repair gutters and downspouts

The most beautiful home on the block can look instantly dilapidated if they have old and neglected gutters or downspouts with rust, peeling paint, sagging edges, and other issues. Unkept gutters can also lead to unsightly water erosion and damage to roof overhangs. These problems are not only aesthetically unappealing, but they can also cause long-term maintenance challenges and reduce the value of your home. Repairing or replacing old, damaged gutters is an exterior home remodeling idea that can help restore the visual appeal – and function – of your house. 

5. Install new siding

One of the best ways to revamp your home's exterior, upgrade its style, and make you fall in love all over again is to overhaul the siding. Whether you choose high-quality vinyl siding, stone, natural cedar, or fiber cement, your attention to detail will bring about the allure and splendor you’re seeking. Consider adding charming shutters, gable vents, and window mantles for architectural interest. 

6. Replace your windows

Cracked, drafty, and old windows detract from the charm you want your guests to feel when they arrive. Renewal by Andersen® replacement windows not only add a beautifully clean and updated touch both inside and out, but they can also make a significant impact on your power bill each month. The home featured above boasts arched specialty windows and Colonial grilles.

Make your home more charming with these exterior home remodeling ideas for your summertime get-togethers. For more home improvement ideas or help making your exterior remodeling dreams come true, call our home remodeling experts at 608.709.7517 or visit our showroom in Waunakee today.