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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.

Upgrade garage doors
Upgrade garage doors
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A front-facing garage can be a blemish on an otherwise pleasing exterior if its doors are worn or ill-suited to the style of the house.

For instance, the plain doors on this Arts and Crafts Revival cottage in Newport, Kentucky, scream "builder's special," in stark contrast to the facade's other finely wrought details, such as the stone porch piers and Prairie-style divided-light windows.

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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