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Add curb appeal to your home

Get the best-looking house on the block and ratchet up its value wiith smart exterior upgrades. From This Old House Magazine.

Fetching front porch
Fetching front porch
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Project Particulars

1. Porch: An airy pergola runs almost the length of the facade, adding square footage and symmetry.

2. Entry: Shifting the opening towards the center and adding a wider door with sidelights make the front door more proportional and inviting.

3. Siding and windows: Varying the type, shade, and direction of the new taupe-colored cedar siding adds visual interest. The vertical boards on top also complement the muntins in the new, historically accurate windows.

4. Landscape and lighting: A stone wall framed by lush greenery creates a terraced front garden, and corrects what had been an awkwardly sloping lawn. Prairie-style lanterns brighten the front walk and portico.

Value Added: 25 percent

Porch
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Porch
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Palette
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Palette
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Rowhouse
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Rowhouse
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Garage
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Garage
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Pavers
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Pavers
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Pavers
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