Fall in love with your exterior

 By Michelle Penoyar | Thu, October 08, 2015 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by Michelle Penoyar

 By Michelle Penoyar | Thu, October 08, 2015 | Meet the Blogger | More Posts by Michelle Penoyar



Happy Fall Y’all! I don’t know about you, but fall is one of my favorite times of the year for decorating my front porch. From pumpkins and corn husks to friendly scarecrows and rich colored mums, fall is all about dressing up your exterior. This year, I was inspired while decorating my porch to make some additional exterior updates. If you are also looking to make changes, here are some quick tips to improve your overall curb appeal. The outside of your home is the first thing others see and there are plenty of simple changes you can make to fall in love with your exterior.

Deck out your Driveway: Updating your driveway is a simple fix that adds a ton of cub appeal. Cracked concrete can make a person cringe, but pouring fresh concrete can instantly take years off your home. You can also lay pavers and use lights alongside the driveway to take curb appeal to the next level.

Liven your Landscaping: It is important to go above and beyond when landscaping your home. A planned landscape can make your home go from dud to stud at a relatively low cost. Putting down new sod can make your exterior shine. Also, using planters and flower beds can add much needed colors and interest to your house. Landscaping can make or break a home’s curb appeal.

Add interest with Accents: Update the details! New house numbers, a fresh mail box, and luxurious light fixtures can be simple updates that give your house a fresh face. It can also create charm and differentiate your house from the rest of the neighborhood.

Polish your Porch: Create a welcoming front porch to invite guests into your home. If you have the space available, adding outdoor seating can really make a porch feel inviting. Be sure to coordinate your décor with the changing of the seasons. Putting time into creating a warm porch can make all the difference.

Wow with Windows: Making sure your windows are up to par is essential in having an exquisite exterior. While replacing older windows can be costly, it is an investment worth looking into. Updated windows and matching window treatments will give your exterior the finishing touches.

Perk up with Paint: One of the simplest ways to change the persona of your house is with a fresh coat of paint. If your home has fiber cement siding, changing the color will be a breeze and will remain looking beautiful for years to come! Be sure to find a color that pairs nicely with the other building materials used on your home. Also, stay on trend with the colors and tones throughout your neighborhood. It is important that your home does not look drastically different from the surrounding houses.

Stand out with Siding: A fix that is guaranteed to give an entire new look to your house is replacing the siding. If you’re dealing with rotted wood or dated vinyl, try an update by replacing with fiber cement siding. To make a statement with dramatic shadow lines and high-end curb appeal, I recommend using Nichiha’s Savannah Smooth or Sierra Premium Shake. It is an update that will not only make your home beautiful, but also add value for resale. For more information on fiber cement, check out my previous blog post Why siding your home with fiber cement is the ideal choice.

These are just a few tips to help you fall in love with your exterior, but there are always more updates to make. Have you made any recent exterior changes? If so, we would love to see your before and after photos! Share with us on social media using #NichiChat. I would also enjoy seeing photos of your latest fall décor!

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