How To Make Your Home Stand Out From The Rest Of The Neighborhood

By: Jan Hajek | Date Posted: August 31, 2021

Sometimes roads contain house after house that are almost completely identical. Sadly this uniformity can sometimes make them look sterile, unimaginative, and unappealing.

It may be that you want your home to stand out from the rest. Perhaps you have some money to spend or you’re just about to put it up for sale. If you want to know how to increase its curb appeal and ensure a great first impression, this article is for you.

Have An Awning Fitted

An awning is a great way to add a touch of style and class to your home. Some components of home exteriors bring new life to the whole house. It can be fitted in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles depending on the look you’re going for. There is a huge range available from many suppliers around the world. A folding awning is a perfect solution if you want to enjoy an outdoor space without being exposed to all weather conditions. If you don’t have any outdoor space but still need some protection from the sun or rain, retractable awnings are another option that could work well.

The City of Boston covers 48.4 square miles (125km) and is the most populated city in the country. If you go online you can find awnings in Boston that are easy to use, can keep your living space cool and shady and that will add value to your home. You can choose the style and fabric, make online inquiries, and have one installed by professionals, too.


It’s easy for a house and garden to get filled up with junk, making it difficult for people to feel comfortable at home. It can also make your house an eyesore, which is the last thing you’ll want if you’ve just put it on the market. If people see a front yard full of rubbish or an inferior house exterior they will assume the indoors has not been well maintained either – and this could cost you a sale.

It may take a lot of time and effort to declutter but it’s necessary if you want it to stand out from the rest of the neighborhood. Put away items that are not needed on a daily basis like extra chairs, blankets, rugs, etc… Organize clutter into categories so that everything has a designated place instead of being all over the house/garden. Get rid of unwanted items such as old lawn equipment or anything that is broken (e.g. furniture, children’s toys, or tools).

Improve The Front Door

It’s impossible to overestimate the power of having a nice front door. If it’s dented or broken, looks old or worn out, it will be an immediate turnoff for potential buyers. They will be looking for something new and fresh when they move into their dream home. This means replacing any damaged parts with high-quality materials (e.g. brass/copper) instead of just painting over the damage. Even a fresh coat of paint may transform the door’s look and breathe new life into it.

If you have an old wooden door or an aging UPVC door with broken seals, it may be time for a replacement. Not only will it look better, but you’ll be able to save on your energy bills as a result.

Install A New Mailbox

A mailbox is one of the first things people will see when they pull up to your home. If yours needs replacing, don’t worry: there are plenty of options available that can fit any style or need. They come in all sizes, heights, and colors and can be found at home improvement stores.

They also come with easy-to-follow instructions. You will first need to find where the existing power or water lines come into your home from underground, so you don’t interfere with them. You’ll then be able to dig a hole sufficient to keep it securely in place.

Add Solar Panels

More and more people are having solar panels installed on their roofs. They can add value to your home and help your house stand out from the others. Solar panels are special cells that capture the sunlight as energy, which is then converted into electricity for both homes and businesses.

Solar power has been around for decades now, but it continues to become more efficient year after year. It can be an affordable choice compared with polluting options like coal or natural gas, reducing your carbon footprint. Solar panels can help you spend less money on heating bills during the colder months.

Paint The House Exterior

Compared to some house renovations, having your house painted can be relatively inexpensive. Having said that, it can be an effective way to transform the appearance of your home. Avoid choosing bright colors unless they are part of your overall design scheme. If there is no specific reason why you have chosen this color, people may assume that you only did so because you couldn’t afford anything better! A white or neutral exterior paint creates a crisp look which helps reflect light into the darker areas of the inside living space.

You should protect your house exterior from the exposure damage that can come from things like rain, snow, or traffic. One way you can do this is by investing in an exterior paint protector. This will seal off any pores or cracks in your paint layers, by creating a protective finish. This type of product not only helps prevent peeling but also protects against water seepage into the house structure.

Extend Your Home

It may be that you have a need for a double garage or an extra bedroom or bathroom. Whilst this could be a costly option, extending your home may be an investment that increases the value of your property. You may be the only house on the road with this extra feature, too.

You are now armed with some great ideas on how to increase your home’s curb appeal. What you do should suit both your property and your budget. In return for your money and time, your home will look smarter and be more stylish and functional.

Thank you for reading!

Jan Hajek

I am an experienced writer. I write about home improvement topics such as construction, electrical work, plumbing, security and safety, interior design, exterior design, tools and woodworking, gardening, and garage organization. I love helping people improve their homes and make them more enjoyable places to live.

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