5 Simple Ways to Heighten Your Home’s Curb Appeal

curbAppealA Welcoming exterior makes both you and your guests happy to arrive. From doors to house numbers, window frames and landscaping, these eye-catching ideas might inspire a few changes around your own home.

  • Install outdoor lighting. Outdoor lighting provides safety and curb appeal. Outdoor LED lights are simple to install, last an estimated 40,000 hours and use a minimal amount of electricity, so you save over the long term.
  • Upgrade inefficient windows. The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that at least 30% of a home’s energy can be lost through drafty windows. Save an average of 10-25% annually on your heating and cooling bill by installing highly efficient ENERGY STAR windows.
  • Add a pop of color. Windows also are a prime candidate to accent your home with color. Sunrise® Windows now offers a full array of 12 window frame colors ranging from Antique Red to Iron Ore to Black.
  • Replace old hardware. If your hardware is outdated, rusty or nondescript, it’s time for a change. Get a new door lockset, house numbers and mailbox in a coordinating finish to give your exterior a cohesive, stylish look.
  • Give landscaping some love. Add value to your home by increasing curb appeal with an attractive, functional landscape. Planting flowers in bold, bright hues is a surefire way to make your yard feel more welcoming. Not a lot of space? A container garden provides a riot of color even if your front yard is minimal.

For more information about improving your home with windows and doors, find an authorized Sunrise® Windows & Doors dealer in your area.

About the Author

Joseph Mills

Joseph Mills

Joe Mills is the Director of Marketing for Sunrise Windows and Doors. He has spent almost 15 years working with homeowners helping them envision and design home improvement projects. He is proficient in assisting homeowners through their entire buying process, including helping them do the proper research, what signs to look for to minimize a homeowner’s risk, understanding the in home selling process and once the decision is made, how the installation process will work. He has written a consumer-oriented book called “How To Buy Vinyl Replacement Windows” that can help window buyers make educated choices.