Create Curb Appeal: 3 Ideas For Custom Exteriors You Won't Regret

Posted on: 31 July 2020

Your home's exterior is the first thing people see when they drive up to your home, which is why it's never a good idea to let the outside of your home become dated. By updating the outside of your house, you can put a fresh spin on your property, creating the look you are going for. Here are three ideas to create an interesting home exterior you will love.

1. Craftsman Moldings

White, wooden craftsman moldings can create a beautiful highlight to your home and pair well with most exterior materials, including wood shingles, shakes, and even fiber cement siding. Craftsman moldings are also in style because of the clean lines they create and their timeless appeal. 

You can incorporate craftsman moldings into the eaves, porch columns, or even around your windows to create beautiful exterior casings. Craftsman moldings are traditionally white, but may also be painted cream, black, or any other color, depending on the colors of the outside of your home. 

2. Oversized House Numbers

Whether you want to make a statement or you are simply tired of delivery drivers not being able to spot your home, it pays to consider larger house numbers. Oversized house numbers can brighten up a dull part of the front of your home and can be written vertically and illuminated to create a modern, cutting-edge design. You could also consider installing oversized house numbers over the horizontal eve of your driveway or putting them in a small marquis on the front lawn to make them easier to see. 

3. Integrated Downlighting

After spending money improving the outside of your home, you will want to highlight it's character. Think about integrating downlighting around your home so that you can create a bright, beautiful home display, even at night. Downlighting can either be installed on the underside of rain gutters or within the upper eaves of your home, giving your house a soft glow at night. Modern systems even contain sensors that allow the system to turn off and on according to the brightness outside, so you may never have to lift a finger to create a stunning impression. 

Remember, your home's exterior should reflect the architecture of your home and the style of your neighborhood. If you aren't sure which decorative additions to add or you are concerned about creating a look that will blend in, sit down with an exterior home improvement contractor to design a custom home exterior. Before you know it, you could have a plan you can really get behind. 

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