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Curb Appeal Ideas & Inspiration

Explore inspiring curb appeal ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.


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Front Porch Lights: From A to Z

More than just a beacon leading to the front door, exterior lighting helps define the look of a house. With planning and a bit of math, you can put your home's best face forward.
Dining nook on the side of the house stairs

Stunning Farmhouse Remodel: Saving an 1852 Home From Disrepair

Old house enthusiasts save a ramshackle 1852 farmhouse from the wrecking ball and turn it into a cozy home filled with light and character.
Living room

Look Inside this Expanded Shotgun Home in Atlanta, GA

A reimagined interior and second-story addition double the living area inside a narrow shotgun house, while respecting its historical roots
Restoring a 1930s Cottage Compound in Montecito, CA

Restoring a 1930s Cottage Compound in Montecito, CA

A California couple renovate a trio of vintage cottages as a singular home where the rooms are linked by garden paths instead of hallways, and nature is always close at hand.
Beautiful Luxury Home Exterior with Green Grass and Landscaped yard

7 Best Curb Appeal Ideas That Will Sell Your Home

If your house looks rundown or just plain old unremarkable on the outside, chances are, buyers won’t want to stop and look inside. Here are our tried and true tips to dramatically improve curb appeal so you can confidently sell your home.

Best Mailboxes (2024 Guide)

In this review, we look at the best mailboxes for a range of needs. Whether you're looking for more capacity, higher security, or sleeker curb appeal, we’re here to help.

Refreshing a 1915 Craftsman in Altadena, CA

A couple with two young sons takes the starch out of a venerable California Craftsman, respecting its history while updating the interior and adding an overlay of fun.

Before & After: Perking Up a Plain Façade

A rebuilt front porch, new siding, and a roof extension with brackets give a nondescript house a big curb-appeal boost.

Altering a Cramped Floor Plan into a Functional Space

A 1938 house’s deft redo turns the layout upside down. Now lower-level cooking and dining spots open onto outdoor spaces that are magnets for family and friends.

Tour This Renovated 220-Year-Old Farmhouse

With a wraparound porch and oversize windows that frame the views, an updated rear addition embraces its pastoral setting—and readies a well-loved, almost 220-year-old farmhouse for another century of family life

Exterior Upgrades on a Colonial Revival Cottage

With an upgraded entry, revised rooflines, and a sophisticated tone-on-tone color scheme, architect Jeff Troyer smooths out the awkward angles on a Colonial Revival cottage.

1920s Colonial Revival Home Renovation 

A welcoming kitchen was at the top of the wish list for the owners of this 1920s Colonial Revival. The resulting renovation delivered everything they hoped for while respecting the house’s heritage.

7 Fun (and Easy) Fall Porch Decor Ideas

Welcome fall and your guests with these seasonal decorating ideas that make a colorful impression.

Curb Appeal: Modernizing a 1950s Cape Cod

With a full-width front porch, a new two-story garage, and a fresh color palette, architect Jeff Troyer gives a 1953 Cape the upgraded look and function it deserves.

Brightening Up a 1930s Tudor Revival

The style may be synonymous with heavy and dark, but this 1930s Tudor Revival dispels that notion, with expanded space, a more open flow, and a brightened-up interior that enhances its vintage character.

See This 19th-Century Schoolhouse Get Repurposed into a Charming Home

When a city dweller decamps to the country and tackles the renovation of a 19th-century schoolhouse, there are more than a few lessons to be learned.

How to Make an Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Embellishing an embroidery hoop is an easy and inexpensive way to create a modern and beautiful wreath for just a few dollars. Watch this tutorial from House One’s Jenn Largesse to learn how to make your own hoop wreath.

13 Door Décor Ideas

Enhance your entrance with these projects to amp up curb appeal and boost your mood every time you come home.

Cape Ann Project Reveal: A Home Fit for Generations to Come

Built in 1891, the gracious Shingle-style house had welcomed more than a century of family gatherings. Revived and improved during a nine-month renovation documented by TOH TV, it stands ready for its current owners to add their own chapter to its history

A 300-Year-Old Home Gets a DIY Remodel

A young couple tackle the project of a lifetime, showing what’s possible when you’ve got DIY skills, a go-for-it attitude, and stamina to spare. See this Cape Cod-style home get a complete makeover.

A Cape Cod-Style House Worth the Wait

Determined to get it right, a couple take their time—10-plus years—putting a plan in place to transform their 1970s house into the open, light-filled, character-rich home they always wanted.

3-Room Remodels That Transform the Home

Exploring three beautiful room remodels to show you how far your budget, style, and DIY skills can go to transform a space, with This Old House DIY Expert & House One’s Jenn Largesse.

A Tiny Cottage Transformation Into a Unique Family Home

See how this modest 1937 cottage grows into a unique family home, thanks to a couple’s passion for preserving and building upon its homespun appeal.

How to Replace a Mailbox and Posts

Here is what you need to know to install a mailbox and new post.

Prep for Success: Tips for a Pro-Level Paint Finish

You’ve heard the saying before: Fail to prepare—prepare to fail. But whether it’s because prep work is viewed as an unnecessary expense or it just boils down to impatience, many home improvers fail to properly prepare their surfaces before applying paint. We sat down with TOH painting pro Nick Slavik to find out how important it is to take the time to prep and prime.

Charleston-Elliotborough House Exterior Paint Colors

We remodeled two houses during our Charleston 2018 TV season. Many fans asked for the exact colors of the Elliotborough exterior, and here they are

Exterior French Doors: A Buyer’s Guide

Looking for the best patio doors? The window-door hybrid has never looked—or performed—better. Here’s how to find the right French doors for your house and budget.

Wall-mount Mailboxes

Increase your curb appeal with a letter box that suits your house’s style

Best Curb Appeal Before and Afters 2016

The top exterior revamps from the Reader Remodel Contest 2016

Unbelievable Front Yard Renovations

See how these unbelievable front yard transformations reveal the power of paint, plantings, and facade face-lifts.

What's Their Story? Facade Fragments

Learn the history behind shapely architectural ruins

4 Surprising Rules on Painting the American Flag

Tips for ensuring you display Old Glory with honor and respect

4 Clever Ways to Clean Your Home's Exterior

Remedy curb appeal eyesores with these off-label uses for around-the-house products