Enhance Your New Homes Curb Appeal
By Shira Linden, The House Designers Contributing Writer
You know what they say about first impressions – you never have a second chance to make one. That’s why it’s a good idea to put a lot of thought into the elements of your home that jump out at you as you drive up.
Give your home timeless appeal with a fiberglass entry door system from Therma-Tru's® Classic-Craft American Style Collection™ featuring the look and feel of high-quality wood with solid wood square edges and architecturally correct panels, rails and stiles. Unlike solid wood, these fiberglass doors require very little maintenance.
Make your front door a knockout
Consumers believe an attractive front entrance not only adds to a home’s curb appeal, but also can boost its perceived market value, according to a national study commissioned by Therma-Tru®.
The study, conducted by an independent research company, found that a home with an enhanced Therma-Tru® entryway added to its perceived value by as much as five times the cost of the door itself. An attractive front entryway is considered a cost-effective investment that can have a big impact.
Therma-Tru®, the number one preferred brand of entry doors in the industry, has redefined the entryway with their high style, high-performance fiberglass products.
This two-story Southern home is designed with Fypon® columns, millwork and railings to create a charming exterior.
Focus on trim
Add style and elegance with top-quality, low-maintenance urethane millwork and PVC trim to add a decorative touch to your home’s facade. Designed to save you time and money, Fypon® Moulded Millwork comes out of the box and goes on your house with less effort than wood or competitive products. Miterless moldings, two-piece ceiling medallions and door trim kits install quickly and easily.
From shutters to porch moldings, rails to columns, pay attention to the finishing details and your home will be a reflection of your good taste.
The American Rivers™ hand-crafted wooden carriage house garage doors by Raynor® add rich architectural detail and elegance to any home.
Add architectural elegance with the right garage doors
Garage doors come in wood or steel and various colors and styles.
Raynor® garage doors were voted the number one choice in the industry. Their Design-A-Door tool enables you to try different colors and windows and visualize your new garage door, so you can select the style best suited to your home.
Landscaping supplies the finishing touch
You have been looking at dirt and building materials for months as you watch your dream home come alive. Now it’s time to turn brown into green. Trees, shrubs and lawn areas will change the ambiance of your property from work site to beautiful retreat.
The best way to tackle this part of your project is with a landscape plan. A landscape architect or reputed garden center will help you maximize the unique aspects of your site, whether hilly or flat, put in hardscape such as paths and even create garden rooms to give your new home that extra sparkle that will make you smile every time you turn into your driveway.