What story is your house telling?
Whether you are trying to sell your home or just looking to spruce up the exterior, there are plenty of ways to boost the appeal of your home. Below are 5 easy ways American Perma-Coat Painting can help you personalize the exterior and increase the curb appeal of your home:
1) Color and Composition.
Color can play a big role in the curb appeal of your home. You could choose calming colors such as earthy browns, taupes, or greens. You can make a big statement and go with bold blues, reds, yellows or deep grays. The color of your home should portray the story you want to tell. Important things to keep in mind when choosing your color: the style and age of your home, current landscaping, and the color of your roof. Also, check with your homes association before you make your final color selection to see if there are any restrictions in the bylaws.
2) Front Door.
Your front door is the focal point of your home. Choose a rich hue that complements the color of your home. You can even pick an unexpected color to really make a statement! No color is off limits: red, yellow, robin’s egg blue, even orange or the perfect shade of eggplant. Whatever color you choose, it should be the perfect accent to the story of your home.
And don't forget the garage door. If your garage doors share a prominent place on the front of your home, consider updating the door to accentuate the style of your home. You can choose a different shade for the color, add special hardware or choose a beautiful stained wood door for a special touch.
Completely transform the look of your home by installing shudders. Shudders can either be functional or just for decorative purposes. They also give you a great opportunity to incorporate an accent color to your exterior paint scheme.
4) Update your exterior trim.
Another easy way to freshen up the exterior of your home is painting the trim. You can choose to just put a fresh coat of the current color, or you can create a whole new look by choosing a bold color. Painting the trim around the windows can add depth to your color scheme and set your home apart from the others in your neighborhood.
5) Refinish the porch floor.
Front porches can be very inviting. If your porch has had better days, breathe new life into this area by refinishing the floor and ceiling of the porch. The floor can either be painted in a beautiful accent color or the wood can be stained with a durable finish. Another unexpected touch is painting the porch ceiling! A soothing blue porch ceiling isn’t just for those who live in the south anymore!