Attention to (Exterior) Detail


They say that the devil’s in the details, and that is especially true with design. If you’re trying to sell a home, or even if you just want your home to look nice, you need to pay attention to the details of exterior design, and that can be hard. The longer you live in a place, the more numb to the details you become. Here are four details to focus on when you’re sprucing up the look of your home.


Windows are like the eyes of your home, and are just as important and worth your attention. How are they framed? Does the trip match the rest of the house or make the windows stand out more? Stylistically, do your windows match the rest of the house and the rest of the neighborhood. Paint, shutters and removable wooden window grids are just a few ways to change up the look of your windows.


The roof over your head is obviously an important part of your house, but you probably don’t spend much time thinking about the appearance. The kind of roofing used can affect the appearance and character of your entire house, and everything from the roofline to the gutters can enhance that appearance.


Similarly, the paving of your driveway, sidewalk, patios and walkways affect the appearance of your house. When you’re choosing the surfacing for your paved areas, you want to pay attention not only to how it looks and how it melds with the rest of your design choices, but also how easy it will be to maintain and clean.


Maintenance is perhaps the one area where attention to detail is the most important. This is where you will get the most bang for your proverbial buck. A house that has some questionable design choices or boring details can make up for it by being neat and well-maintained. However, a house that is well designed and has a beautiful appearance can be completely ruined by poor maintenance. You can get away with a few small problems, like sticks in the yard and a few cracks in the driveway. That said, a house that has really spotless maintenance will always attract admiration, both from neighbors and from potential buyers.

Attention to detail can have a huge impact on curb appeal. Whether you’re thinking of selling right away or you just want your home to look as good as possible, curb appeal matters.