There are a few obvious ways to modernize the front of your home. Sure, a new porch can add character, and replacing front and garage doors make your home stand out, but options exist other than making big investments.
To modernize your home, you will need to add charm, update the features, and focus on curb appeal. Below, we will discuss these three ways to modernize the front of your house.
- Focus on Curbside Appeal
Take a step back and look at your home from the street level to view it as others do. You may notice that in addition to improving the porch and repainting the front door, the landscaping could use some refreshing. If so, do it. Cut, trim, and mulch wherever you need to, plus add new flowers and plants. A little bit of greenery and color goes a long way. And if you have a porch, personalize it with area rugs, nice furniture, and decor.
Continue inspecting and prioritizing any aspect of your home easily seen from the curb.
- Add Charm
A charming home welcomes visitors from the street and adds strong curb appeal. Great lighting is an easy way to improve curb appeal and add charm to the front of a home. So, make sure your home and its pathways are well lit. Ensure the entryway has thorough lighting to help invite guests to your home. Also, modernize your lighting by replacing old porch lights with newer ones or surface-mounted lanterns. Since the entryway is the first point of contact guests have with your home, it's beneficial to make it welcoming and appealing. However, if it's not in your budget to completely re-pave it with stylish stones, update it with path lights, flowers, or even rock.
- Update Features
After the major home areas are updated, look to modernize house accessories like the hardware and fixtures. We have already touched on the importance of a front door. So after you throw on that fresh coat of paint, take the next steps like updating its metal finishes.