Design Trends: How to Add Curb Appeal to a Flat Front House



Are you embarrassed by your home's unembellished and wide façade? 

No matter how impressively done up your interior may be, your home's outer appearance is equally important to its value. 

This might leave you wondering how to add curb appeal to a flat front house. 

It's actually easier than you think. Keep reading to learn more.

Create Contrast 

One of the simplest ways to kick up some contrast is by playing with color. Consider painting the trim on your house with a color that'll give it some pop. You can also paint your window trim and door. Or even buy new and more efficient windows.

Just be careful not to overdo it. You may want to talk with a professional painter or home stager to ensure you don't end up with clashing colors

Add Some Depth

A flat front house's drab effect is often the result of a single material — such as bricks or siding — without any accent. It all becomes very two-dimensional. 

You can add some depth by painting an area of siding or brick with a complimentary color. Or you could even change the texture by adding manufactured stone veneer panels.   

With the right budget, you could even add curb appeal using a pergola. For extra depth and even more color contrast, adorn it with flowering vines.

Embellish Your Entry

If you're thinking about painting your front door a new color, consider adding a small and simple portico above your front door supported by L-brackets. 

The portico could be supported by columns to give it a more decorative appeal. From there, you can add a light fixture, a few potted plants, and even a porch railing.

These simple and cost-effective additions will create a focal point and bring substance and structure to your otherwise flat front.

Creative Shutters and Address Numbers

If you're looking to decrease that flat feeling and replace it with some charm and warmth, add some shutters. If you already have shutters, then consider painting them an interesting color that will stand out but not be obnoxious.

The same can be said for your address numbers.

Swap out those purely utilitarian numbers that have been there since the Eisenhower administration and shop around for some unique options that'll add some flair to your façade.

The Power of Plants

Think curb appeal landscaping

Consider a simple garden bed at the front of the house or on either side of the front door. Plant your favorite annuals and perennials and accent them with colored mulch.

Potted plants and trees will also add dimension and warmth. You could even plant small trees on either side of your front door.

Just adding a little plant life can go the distance in adding color and dimension to your flat front house. 

Knowing How to Add Curb Appeal to a Flat Front House Pays Off

Understanding how to add curb appeal to a flat front house will make you feel better about coming home and add value to your home when it comes time to sell.

If you're interested in boosting your curb appeal even more, call us today at 610-970-2288. From new siding all the way to complete additions and custom homes, we're ready to bring three-dimensionality to your two-dimensional flat front home.



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