5 Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal

curb-appeal

Every spring, many homeowners’ minds turn towards adding curb appeal and making their home stand out from their neighbours. This is especially true for the many cookie cutter style neighbourhoods that are commonplace in the suburban areas surrounding large cities. In these neighbourhoods, it’s not surprising to find that every other house looks the same as the one down the street. Paint and landscaping can only do so much to help.

The addition of exterior moulding is a great way to give the home the unique characteristics that will add the desired curb appeal homeowners are looking for. Here’s an example of 5 simple and cost effective ways to do so.

Exterior Cornice Moulding

exterior cornice moulding

Crown or cornice moulding has long been a popular way to add some character to the interior of the home. It gives it a feeling of warmth and quality that welcomes visitors and loved ones alike. Did you know that you can do the same thing with the home’s exterior? Exterior cornice moulding can be made to resemble the texture of stone, truly making the home resemble a castle.

Trim and Sills

Trim and Sills

Windows and doors are often an afterthought when considering the update of a home’s exterior. Replacing the generic window and door trim, and adding beautiful sills go a long way to adding to the home’s curb appeal. It may seem like a subtle change, but variety of profiles to choose from can give the home a look that matches the unique design tastes of the home owner.

Pediments

Pediments

Pediments were traditionally used in Roman style architecture and are a great way to cap off the top of traditionally boring windows or doors. Although not necessary for all windows or doors in the home, just adding it to one of these automatically draws the eye of onlookers to that window and gives the home a feeling of quality and elegance.

Stone Caps

Stone Caps

Many homes today have a stone or brick veneer around the bottom part of the home that ends abruptly at the top. Adding a simple feature such as a stone cap to the top of these is a beautiful way to finish them off and adds to the character of the home.

Columns and Pilasters

Columns

Many new homes feature basic looking columns that do nothing to accentuate the exterior of a home. Often, they serve a purely functional purpose of keeping the roof up. Why not upgrade?  Available in both round and square shapes, these can be covered with columns that mimic the look of classic Roman architecture or more modern buildings.

Adding to the home’s curb appeal could not be easier.  It’s a great way to increase the perceived value of the home.  Simply using one of these exterior moulding suggestions can go a long way to make the home stand out from the rest of the neighbourhood.

The added benefit is that they are made with the same time tested manufacturing process as all Canamould products, making them very durable to the elements of nature, yet affordable to any homeowner.  Get in touch with one of our representatives today and we’ll help you sort through the many options available.