Think Outside the Home—Remodel Your Home's Exterior Design

Enhancing & remodeling your home's exterior with colorful accents is a great and easy way to boost your curb appeal. A little splash of color can go a long way, but you can also liven up a tired home with a whole new color scheme with fresh paint and a renewed style.

Here are some basic tips to keep in mind for the outside of your home.

Paint is one of the most cost-effective ways to remodel your home's look. Before you choose a color scheme, though, consider what would look best with the colors of things you can't change like the stonework, landscape, and surrounding houses.

Coordinate your outdoor hardware and lighting to create a sophisticated look for your guests. This includes your house numbers, mailboxes, porch lights, and door knobs.

Whether operable or purely decorative, shutters will add an accent of color along with a historical touch to your home. Just be sure during the remodel you tie the color into the rest of your home so they don't look out of place.

Create a welcoming entrance by remodeling the elements on your front porch. Add some potted plants to frame the doorway and, if you have the room, create a sitting area off to the side to invite your guests to take a load off and enjoy themselves.

Last but not least, your front door is the perfect place to add a splash of bold color. It'll also draw the eye right where it needs to go—the entrance of your beautiful newly remodeled home.