Due to COVID-19 many of us are spending significantly more time at home than ever before. Why not take the opportunity to consider options that achieve greater curb appeal so you can enjoy your home now and increase its value when it comes time to sell? Here are the top trends of 2020 for bringing fresh ideas to tired places on the exterior of your home.
Beautiful, closely spaced shrubs offer privacy and an elegant accent to your home. Granted, adding hedges to your front yard will take some effort, but the results can be spectacular. They also help reduce noise and benefit pollinators and wildlife.
When was the last time you viewed the front of your home at night? Is lighting sufficient to ensure your guests’ safety? Does it cast a warm glow onto footpaths? Is it simply functional and not decorative? If your lighting is uninspiring, perhaps it is time for sconces and pendant fixtures.
Exterior Colors and Accents
Darker, more pigmented colors help homes stand out from neighbors that have more traditional hues. In 2020, black and blue doors are challenging the dominance of red doors. Glass and iron elements have become popular door accents as well. To complete the transformation, personalize your doormats, house numbers and door knockers. The total investment is modest, but the results can be priceless.
Front Porch and Portico
What is more inviting than a beautiful front porch? Not only will you enjoy additional living space, but you will also improve your home’s curb appeal (and value at resale). A portico is a wonderfully affordable way to guard your front door from the elements and protect your deliveries — all the more important as we do more online shopping then ever before. If you love the concept, but are not sure of your options, contact us — Georgia’s premiere porch builder — and we’ll share the many front porches and porticos we’ve built over the years.
- Replace an old front doorknob or address numbers that have seen better days. Add a brass knocker to your front door for instant formality and charm.
- Show off your personality with a new front doormat. If you want to step up your game, layer up your doormat with an indoor or outdoor rug.
- Window boxes are a great way to dress up your windows and add a splash of color that complement your home’s exterior hues.
- Add a group of colorful pots if you have steps leading to your front door, or you have a front porch. Consider your color options. Pink blooms don’t work well with a red brick home. A white home gives you more options like purple, blue or green. Keep things simple by limiting the number of different colors to two.
Take advantage of your quality time at home by upgrading your curb appeal. As the only company in Georgia that specializes exclusively in porch construction, we’re here to help.