Before adding curb Appeal
This transformation began with a portico over the front door. This included a brick pad and two columns with a brick walkway to the mail box. The homeowners then decided to add a walkway around the house winding through the gardens and to the driveway adding a pad to the side door entrance.
This year they requested the driveway entrance be done in stone to prevent damage of the entrance by snow removal equipment during the winter season.
Dress up the front door
Your home’s front entry is the focal point of its curb appeal. Make a statement by giving your front door a blast of color with paint or by installing a custom wood door. Clean off any dirty spots around the knob, and use metal polish on the door fixtures. Your entry should also reflect the home’s interior, so choose a swag or a wreath that reflects your personal style.
color with paint or by installing a custom wood door. Clean off any dirty spots around the knob, and use metal polish on the door fixtures. Your entry should also reflect the home’s interior, so choose a swag or a wreath that reflects your personal style.
Guide guests from the street or drive to the front door with a clearly marked and well-maintained path that is 3-4 feet wide so two people can walk side by side. Add interest and impress your guests with custom walkway as seen here.
Create perfect symmetry
Symmetry is not only pleasing to the eye, it’s also the simplest to arrange. Symmetrical compositions of light fixtures and front-door accents create welcoming entryways. This door is flanked by two sidelights. The lantern-style sconces not only safely guide visitors to the door, but also coordinate with the door hardware and urns.
Install outdoor lighting
Low-voltage landscape lighting makes a huge impact on your home’s curb appeal while also providing safety and security. Fixtures can add accent lighting to trees or the house or can illuminate a walking path. If you aren’t able to use lights that require wiring, install solar fixtures (but understand that their light levels are not as bright or as reliable).
Make the Point of Entry Pop
A punch of bright, bold paint that contrasts with the siding and trim is an easy way to revamp a tired entry. Against the white facade, this spring-green door cheerfully leads visitors inside. Consider the style of your home and choose colors accordingly.
Keep It Clear
Cut back overgrown plantings that block views of the front door or spill over onto walkways. Flowers and plants in containers are easy to maintain and can be rearranged at any time.