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Simple Ways to Modernize Your Home's Exterior

Simple Ways to Modernize Your Home's Exterior

Simple Ways to Modernize Your Home's Exterior


Your home's exterior can benefit from a modernizing facelift now and then.  It doesn't mean adding curb appeal has to cost a fortune. Sometimes sprucing up your home only requires a little bit of hard work and creative thinking. The exterior of your home is the first thing you see from the street so why not give it a personal touch? Here are some easy projects to improve the look of your home without breaking the bank.

The Front Door

You don't have to invest the time and money to paint your whole house to get the fresh look you want. The front door is the main portal to your home where first impressions are made for your guests and passersby. Dull or outdated doors can easily be stained or painted creating a bright and welcoming effect.  It's a quick and inexpensive way to modernize your home's exterior.

Wood entry doors often dry out becoming rough from years of exposure to the elements. Instead of replacing them with unattractive fiberglass or metal doors, you might consider staining them instead. It's a fun one-day project you won't regret. Painting your door can make all the difference too. Don't be afraid to go bold and choose a bright color. If you decide you don't like it, you can paint it another color next year.


There is no better way to add character and beauty to your home's exterior than with well-chosen lighting. Outdoor lighting not only provides safe passage on walkways and driveways, but it also highlights your property's best features. Give your porch or entryway a little more pizazz by replacing tired brass sconces or old-fashioned chandeliers with something more stylish. You will be amazed at the improvement such a simple solution offers.

From vintage-look wall lights to colonial-influenced pendant lights, the transformation to the exterior of your home might surprise you. Light up your landscape with tastefully-placed decorative post lighting. It not only enhances the beautiful areas around your home, but it also improves visibility after dark. Your family and visitors are safer when they can easily see any obstacles in their path. Driveway post lighting establishes boundaries helping to guide drivers home while providing security.


You don't have to hire a professional gardener to create a modern outdoor landscape your neighbors will envy. Trimming those window-blocking bushes to let your windows shine or pulling out unsightly weeds along the pathway is always a good place to start. Consider installing a simple stone garden edge to your flower beds. It's the perfect way to add definition and texture to ordinary and plain beds without a lot of fuss.

If the front of your home looks more like a barren wasteland than an out-of-control jungle, potted greenery may be the answer. Placing large planters on your steps filled with colorful blooms or bushes can change the look of your entire landscape. From colorful hydrangea to classic ferns arranged in whimsical pots, you can do a bit of garden magic with just a little out-of-the-box innovation. 

Other Simple Tricks

Get out the pressure washer to remove all that grime and mold you might have forgotten about. Use these powerful cleaning machines on walkways, decks, and siding to make them look like new. Window shutters are a dimension-adding option while window boxes give a vintage, European-style look to your home. Welcome the seasons and friends by placing a homemade wreath on the door using olive branches or lavender for a personal touch.

Modernizing the exterior of your home is not only satisfying, but it also increases its value by adding curb appeal. Urban Ambiance is happy to take care of all your lighting needs. We offer high-quality lighting solutions for all your home improvement projects. Contact us anytime and let us know how we can help you create a re-imagined modern look for your home.

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