What impression is your home giving? Better yet, what impression do you WANT it to be giving? Curb appeal is something that every responsible homeowner needs to consider. It sets the tone for how people are going to feel about your home, along with your home’s perceived value and desirability. Remember, you only get one chance to make a first impression!

Here are a few tried-and-true methods from JELD-WEN to help you increase your home’s curb appeal:

Front Door Focus

Your front door is the entryway to your home, and everyone who enters into your space must pass through it. Select an interesting front door with decorative glass or metal grilles, or dress up what you have with an elegant knocker or decoration. Let’s not forget about the impact color can have—a fun front door can make quite an impression!

Keep it Clean

A well-kept yard and tidy property can make a big difference in your curb appeal. Make sure your yard, driveway, and walkway are free from errant garbage or clutter, and that you take care of any maintenance issues in a timely fashion. Remember, a clean home is an inviting home!

Stay on Style

Everyone has their own style. When it comes to showcasing that style, make sure to be consistent. Before making any design or renovation decisions, ask yourself if it fits with your home’s architectural style and if all of the pieces create one cohesive look. Don’t be afraid to show who you are, just be sure to do it effectively!

Feel Welcome

Making people feel comfortable will do wonders for your home’s curb appeal. Make sure to keep your front entrance way well lit, especially in darker months, and always be sure that guests have a clear and obvious path to the appropriate entrance. A welcome mat never hurts, either!

Invest in Your Home

Showing you’ve invested in your home’s comfort and sustainability will always make a positive impression. Energy efficient windows and doors from JELD-WEN not only enhance curb appeal, but increase the overall value of your home.

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