How can I make the exterior of my house look expensive?

If you’ve been wondering ‘how can I make the exterior of my house look expensive?’ You are not alone. Before you invest in a complete revamp, think critically, because spending a small fortune on paint, fittings and landscaping does not always guarantee a smart, tailored or value-for-money look.

Exterior transformations don’t always have to be grand or expensive affairs. Instead, they can be slowly curated through minimal updates that don’t break the bank but leave your space looking expensive and luxurious. All your front yard landscaping, front door and front porch needs are a few thoughtful details to give it that five-star status that you have always desired.

Here, some of our favorite interior designers and garden landscapers offer their easy-to-copy ways to make the exterior of a house look expensive.

How can I make the exterior of my house look expensive?

Refreshing your interiors with a lick of paint,

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What adds the most curb appeal? 5 ways to impress

If you are wondering what adds the most curb appeal to the front of your home, you’re certainly not alone. The quest to beautify our homes all too often leads us to overlook the very aspect that first caught our attention: the exterior. To some extent, it’s a case of out of sight, out of mind, plus it’s tough to prioritize it over more glamorous projects that perhaps offer a greater feel-good factor or are more of a necessity, such as a new kitchen. But, in the long term, devoting attention to the faade of your house can reap both aesthetic and practical benefits.

‘Your chosen front yard landscaping, front door and porch ideas can say so much about the occupants: The entrance is the first point of contact for you, your visitors and the interiors that lie within,’ says designer Monique Tollgard, founder, Tollgard Design (opens in new tab)

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Open Houses to Check Out This Weekend: Aug. 27-28

With nice weather in the forecast this weekend, take advantage of the sunshine and go on an open house spree! Check out the beauties below.


15 Lakeside Park, Dallas. This elegant and well-built home sits on one of the most scenic sites available, and it was built for one-level luxury living. With tall ceilings, large rooms, and lots of glass, the house was built to take advantage of the natural, garden-like setting. The living areas and primary bedroom face the pond and creek with its flowing waters and tall fountains, giving an unmistakable sense of serenity. Two ensuite second-floor bedrooms open to a large covered porch overlooking the grounds. The house has been beautifully maintained and freshly painted inside, giving a new owner a blank slate for modern updates. Three bedrooms/three-and-a-half baths. $1.5 million. Schools: Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Hillcrest High, Kramer Elementary, Alcuin, Dallas International School, Dealey Montessori/Vanguard.

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LakewoodAlive schedules ‘Knowing Your Home’ exterior lighting workshop for Aug. 25

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Over the last eight years, LakewoodAlive’s “Knowing Your Home” educational series has hosted dozens of free workshops helping homeowners with repairs and improvements.

During that time, the one subject matter that wasn’t addressed involved exterior lighting options. That’s about to change with the next “Knowing Your Home” event, taking place at 7 pm Aug. 25 at the Lakewood Public Library on Detroit Avenue.

“All of our workshops are special, but this one is a new topic,” Lakewood Alive Housing & Internal Operations Director Allison L. Urbanek said.

“Trying to stay fresh and new is a challenge at times, so we’re pretty excited we’re able to put this on, thanks to the help of designer Bryan Evans.”

Continuing the series’ mission of focusing on best sustainability and home maintenance practices while empowering homeowners, the new workshop is built around creating style and safety through exterior lighting options.


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4 Simple Tips To Fix The Peeling Paint On Your Home’s Exterior

Once you have an inkling that your home’s exterior paint job is peeling a little, it’s important to nip the problem in the bud. The first step, according to Dulux, is identifying and eliminating anything that could be causing moisture damage. It could be runoff splashing back from a gutter, condensation over time, or the first tell-tale sign of a new leak somewhere. If you don’t remove the root cause of the moisture, the paint will be peeling again before you know it.

If localized water damage is not the cause of the problem, check the perimeter to find out if there are other areas of the house where peeling is happening. If the issue was localized to a few areas, you might still be able to avoid having to repaint the whole house. According to Home Depot, if peeling exterior paint isn’t caused by moisture, it’s often

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