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3 Outdated Exterior Features and How to Fix Them

Your home’s exterior provides the first impression to those passing by, and when selling, that means potential buyers. If the outside of a home looks dated, some buyers may think the interior will need updating too. While some can look past an outdated exterior, others may choose to schedule showings for homes with more curb appeal. If your home has any of these three features dating the exterior, we’ve shared tips on updating it for a fresh look. 

Modern Front Door

1) Decorative Glass Front Door

Although decorative glass front doors can look elegant and provide some privacy, opting for a less bedazzled design can give an almost instant modern look to the outside of your home. A front door with plain glass panes can provide a welcoming feel and offer additional natural light into your entryway. 

2) Red Brick Exterior

While a brick home can be timeless, certain red brick styles date a home’s exterior. If your home’s red brick color was popular in the 1960s, it likely could use an update. 

To modernize the look of your red brick home, you can paint the brick or try limewashing. White and gray are popular paint colors for brick houses and can give the home a fresh look. 

3) Angled Bay Windows

Bay windows have always been a popular choice for letting in natural light or showcasing the beautiful views of the outdoors. Therefore, it may not seem like a dated look. However, once replaced, the home receives a completely new look. 

To update bay windows, replace them with a boxed window instead. A boxed window will offer a new dimension to your home’s exterior, and including a flower box on the outside border will add to the curb appeal. 

Even small updates to your home’s exterior can increase its curb appeal and help make it more attractive to homebuyers. If you’re thinking about making updates before putting your house up for sale, contact us to discuss your home’s value. Our real estate professionals can provide a market analysis to help you determine if it’s best for you to sell before making updates or which updates will give you the most return on your investment. 

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