How To Add Character And Charm To The Exterior Of Your Home

Your home needs some TLC. There’s no reason to be an eyesore on the block. You deserve to feel proud and welcomed every time you stand in your own front yard. Sometimes, a few small details can be upgraded to completely refresh the face your home presents to the world. In other situations, bigger intervention is required to revitalize a home’s exterior. We’re here to use our vast experience to help you decide what kind of upgrades will best improve your home’s exterior.

How To Add Character And Charm To The Exterior Of Your Home

SmardBuild is a seasoned Naperville remodeling contractor. It would be our pleasure to participate in your Chicago area exterior remodel. Our insight can help you add character to a plain house exterior and transform your home’s entire look.

How Do You Add Charm to a House?

There are about as many ways to express your style in your home’s exterior as there are front porches on which to stage them. Here are some small touches to elevate your home’s exterior in a hurry.

 

Outdoor Porchscapes

Start your entryway on your doorstep. Decorate your porch with timeless details like cozy front yard seating, and consider seasonal touches like wreaths, signs, hanging baskets, and other items that speak to the season. Head to the garden center for inspiration!

How Do You Add Charm to a House?

Clean it Up

Tidy up your home’s exterior before you decide what needs to go. You may be surprised how much you like your home’s exterior once it’s crisp and clean. Clean your gutters, wash windows and consider a power wash for your home’s exterior if your siding can be cleaned this way. Edge sidewalks, pull weeds from flowerbeds, and straighten any wayward details.

Next-Level Trim

Make your home look more expensive by paying special care to details like trim. Sharp edges and ornate details like copper flashing or custom millwork make your home’s exterior stand out from the others on the block.

Mailbox Upgrades

You’re missing an opportunity to express your style if you’ve got a uniform mailbox. Always check your neighborhood’s regulations because homeowners’ associations often regulate mailboxes. A mailbox brickscape, climbing perennials, or personalized decals could make your mailbox a signpost of your style.

Fresh Paint

Some homes just need a little paint. Many brands of siding need to be painted every ten years or so. This is a fantastic chance to update your home’s exterior siding color with a trendy new hue like gray or blue. If you’re not ready to take the painting plunge with your entire home, consider painting your exterior doors or trim.Download Our Exterior Remodeling Guide

Pro Tips for Exterior Details


Expand Your Living Space

We love a good faux porch. You don’t have to sacrifice outdoor living space because your home doesn’t have a porch. Designate an area as a porch and use it like one. Include outdoor seating and homey touches.

Add Texture to Flat Areas

Consider verticle siding, cape-cod shingle accents, stonework, trim, or shudders to bring intrigue to flat, boring sections of your home’s exterior. Use your yard as an extension of your home’s exterior and offer eye depth by planting greenery at varying heights and distances.

Pro Tips for Exterior Details - Add Texture to Flat Areas

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Garden

Why not include window boxes, hanging baskets, and potted plants to bring the garden to your yard? These elements can add lush texture and appeal, even if you have plenty of real estate in your front garden beds, but are especially important if there’s little to no green space otherwise.

Pick the Perfect Shade

Siding colors in 2022 continue to favor white and neutral tones for resale. Soft greens, grays, and blues also dominate in many Naperville neighborhoods.

New Siding Saves the Day

Elevate your curb appeal and create some drool-worthy before and after exterior remodeling photos by hiring a professional contractor to replace your siding. Modern siding offers options that weren’t available when your home’s exterior was last imagined. Take advantage of new, lightweight vinyl siding options or gorgeous, durable James Hardie fiber cement to modernize your home’s exterior in one fell swoop.

New Siding Saves the Day

Bundle Other Exterior Projects When Replacing Your Siding

If you’re replacing your Naperville home’s siding, consider other upgrades while the exterior of your home is already under construction and a crew is on site. Many clients find ease and value in adding other projects, like stone veneers, new doors, windows, or ornamental work, when they replace their home’s exterior siding.  If you don’t like the size of your windows or the placement of your doors, now is the time to change these elements seamlessly.

 

SmardBuild is the Top Choice for Exterior Home Remodels in Naperville

SmardBuild loves connecting with our neighbors and assisting them in presenting their home’s best face to the neighborhood. We would love to hear about your project and build something just for you! Reach out today to tell us about your project.

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Mark and his team did a terrific job and I could not be more pleased with the final work! Throughout whole siding installation process I was kept well informed about the progress and what will be next steps in the process. I'm living in Arlington Heights and anyone who is looking for great siding contractor can stop by my house and check their amazing work. I also plan on hiring them again for another siding project. That would be my parent's home. 🙂

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I researched over 30 companies, and had 5 come out to my house to give me estimates to install new vinyl siding. I ended up going with Smardbuild, and I am very happy that I did. They showed up on time, and finished the entire job within a week. And the quality of the work is the best part. They are perfectionists! I have never seen attention to detail like this. They even went above and beyond the job requirements. They installed aluminum flashing around my sliding glass door to make it look nicer, and that was not even part of the job. And to top it off, they installed 2 new wall lanterns that I bought at Home Depot. 

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We used Mark and his Smardbuild team to replace our roof, soffits, fascia, siding, upstairs windows, gutters and front door. All work performed is top notch. We went with Hardie soffits and fascia since we had prior issues with carpenter bees drilling holes in our old, wooden soffits. In my opinion Smardbuild is the best with Hardie products. Everything looks great. It took us a while to finally settle on a color for the siding and Smardbuild was quite patient with our process. After having issues with contractors in the past, it was refreshing to work with such a professional team that actually cares about the quality of their work. Thanks Smardbuild.

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