Is it time to update your home's exterior? Give your facade a wow-worthy makeover that fits your family's lifestyle and budget. Whether your house is on the market or you just want to rev up its curb appeal, consider an exterior update for your next home improvement project. An inviting entryway beckons guests from the street to your door and signals a cozy, attractive interior. Even the smallest of updates, such as a fresh coat of paint, can drastically enhance a home exterior. Choose durable exterior materials that can withstand the test of time and the elements. When selecting a color scheme, search for one that complements the style of home you live in, and consider using color to highlight and define your home's architectural features. With today's vast collections of exterior paints, hardware, and materials, you can create a beautiful, cohesive look on any budget. Find inspiration from our before-and-after home makeovers, house tours, and expert advice starring exterior remodels. Enhance and maintain your home's curb appeal with these valuable tips on doors, garages, lighting, roofs, siding, stonework, and windows.
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Whether you use paint or plants, colorful accents are an easy, cost-effective way to boost your home's appeal.
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Roofing Materials Guide
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Roof Designs and Styles
Tour these rooftops for color, materials, and design tips for your home.