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What do people say about your exterior home improvements? Do your neighbors complement you on your home? Does your home say I feel loved... or does it say I need some lov'n?

Do you want your home to look it's best? Do you want to make a good first impression to sell your home?

Are you looking for an edge to compete against the competition? Curb appeal draws buyers in.

I’ve personally experienced compliments on our home and also a quick sale. There is something inviting about a well kept home.

The information on this site is here to answer questions you may have about improving your home's exterior.

Each home is different. Here are more before and after examples of what others have done or have planned.

I will share these ideas and information with you along with product reviews on this site.

I sincerely hope you and your home benefit from this site. I welcome your feedback.

"An ounce of ideas is worth a pound of information." - Gerald Haman

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Exterior Doors
Exterior doors make a definite statement. Watch exterior door installation video.
Garage Doors Cost Depends
Some of the high-end garage doors cost are pretty scary. If your're looking for information to learn more about what's out there...
Exterior French Doors and Style
Exterior French Doors are usually thought of as hinged patio doors. They are also available as sliding doors with traditional French style wide panels.
Reviews of Residential Exterior Doors
Our personal experience choosing residential exterior doors...there are lots of choices available and I continue to add to the door reviews.
New Replacement Garage Doors, reviews and personal story.
Our Home Improvement garage door story makes this review personal. We found these replacement garage doors to be exactly what we were looking for.
Chamberlain Garage Door Openers - My Review
Chamberlain Garage Door Openers...this (non mechanical) owners review of our Lift Master garage door opener.
Gas Powered Lawn Edger – Review
If you are looking for a gas powered lawn edger youre on the right track. I bought this lawn edger 16 years ago and its still doing a great job.
Front Yard Landscaping Ideas
Front yard landscaping ideas should hopefully draw attention to the front door. Here are some photos to show the progression of this landscaping project.
Interlocking Concrete Paving Stones
Interlocking paving stones have become a very popular addition to landscaping projects. Made by molding concrete in forms, the pavers come in a variety of textures, colors, shapes, and sizes providing
HGTV Curb Appeal is one of our favorite shows.
I do not know about you. . .but we like HGTV Curb Appeal as a great source for ideas as well as the entertainment.
Exterior Home Design ideas to inspire curb appeal
Exterior home design...if you're looking for ideas, here are before and after photos. Also illustrations of planned improvements...
Building with Clay Bricks
Fired clay bricks remain one of the most enduring building materials known to the world wide building industry. Some might argue that it is also one of the most beautiful
Giving Your Siding a Facelift
If you are looking to add some value and glamour to your home there is nothing quite like redoing the paint or siding. Now the question is presented, which type of exterior should you choose for your
Selling with Curb Appeal
Selling Your Home Is Easier if it Has Curb Appeal
Exterior House Paint
Exterior house paint is one of the most important aspects of your home. Think of it as clothing for your house, protecting the vital areas from the damaging elements.
Nothing beats awnings if you are looking to add style and elegance to your home’s exterior, while creating an outdoor haven.
Exterior Siding
Exterior siding, or cladding as it is sometimes referred to as the outermost material on the side of a home or structure. There are many different choices available in exterior siding, and the homeown
Mailbox Locking for the security minded.
Mailbox locking is becoming necessary in some areas of the country. There are more reports each year of mail and identity theft on the rise.
Our Screened Porch Plans
Screened Porch Plans can sometimes evolve into something more. In
Choosing the Right Decking Material
Consider your environment when choosing your decking material.
Composite Decking Material
Composite Decking Material...Choose From Several Brands To Beautify Your Home
Deck Stain
For many, more is better, at least that is what the common thought and consensus is when it comes to deck stain, but the fact is this is not always true, while you should use a sufficient amount, and
Choosing House Paint Colors
House paint colors have evolved. If you're thinking of painting the outside of your house you might be wondering whatever happened to red, green, and blue!
Picking Exterior House Colors?
Ever tried to pick the perfect Exterior House Colors for your home? We went thru a lot of samples and painted a number of colors on our house before we settled on one. I found I needed to paint larg
Porch Flooring
You need to consider the type of porch flooring you want to have when you are building a new porch or remodeling an old one.
Our Roof Mold is Gone
Roof Mold - 5 Steps to a Clean Roof... with Before and After Pictures of how I got rid of our roof mold.
Exterior House Shutters and my pet peeve
There is a lot more to exterior house shutters than you might think. Shutters should appear to be functional not just decoration.
10 Easy Home Improvement Projects to improve your curb appeal
10 Easy Home Improvement Projects for the exterior of your home. These easy projects can take you a long way toward the curb appeal you're looking for.
Best Replacement Windows
Are you looking for the best replacement windows? The best replacement windows for you may not be the best for the next person.
Creating Curb Appeal? Are you looking for curb appeal ideas?
Creating curb appeal begins with a welcoming front entrance. When we bought our home, one of the first things we focused on was the steel front door. We didn’t...
Classic Half Round Gutters
Half Round Gutters add a classic traditional look to your home. They bring character and style that enhances the architecture of your home.
Home Improvement Costs - A little mistake that can cost you thousands
Home Improvement Costs...When making improvements to your home it is a good idea to begin with the end in mind.
Sheds and Outdoor Storage - Our Story
Are you looking for sheds and outdoor storage? We went through the process of finding a shed a few years ago.
Rubbermaid Big Max Shed
This Rubbermaid Big Max Shed is very popular. Most owners rate this shed 4 out of 5 stars or better.
A Suncast Storage Shed for all that stuff in your garage
A Suncast storage shed offers the solution to a crowed garage. We all know what it’s like to have too many tools accumulating and taking up space.
Remove Star Nosed Mole - problem, solution, prevention
A Star Nosed Mole in the lawn can be an unpleasant surprise in the Spring. It can destroy your homes lawn and curb appeal in no time.
Pet Safe Lawn Fertilizer
Pet safe lawn fertilizer is a good idea If youre like a lot of home owners who have pets, you want them to stay happy and healthy.
How to Build a Porch
How to Build a Porch. Here are the steps (the process) we went through to get our porch/sunroom/deck built. Before we could do any building there were a number of things that needed to be done.
LED Outdoor Lighting creates atmosphere
LED outdoor lighting is becoming more and more popular. These solar powered lights create attractive landscaping layers and atmosphere around your patio.
Italian House Plans - Tuscan charm
These Italian House Plans capture the imagination and romantic charm of rural Tuscany. I recent years this style is experiencing a revival.
Small Cottage House Plans
Are you looking for small cottage house plans? A cozy cottage with lots of style and detail can be a very inviting space to get away and relax or spend time with family.
Home Remodel - Would you like to see how beautiful your home could look?
Enter for a chance to win the Photoshop Redesign Contest. An exterior home remodel design. Just send photos of your home or cottage and explain why your place needs a makeover.
Curb Appeal Design Services
Inspiring Curb Appeal Design Services for your homes exterior look. I offer custom design service for homeowners who would like some help creating a visual plan for their curb appeal.
Best Home Design Software?
The Best Home Design Software for one person may not be the best for someone else. From my own experience the Chief Architect Series is a good one with a number of choices.
Watercolor Architectural Renderings
Watercolor architectural renderings are sometimes described as luminous and subtle. I have specialized in architectural renderings since 1982.
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Starting a Business from Home?
Starting a business from home? SBI websites help you turn your hobby, passion or skill into an online business.
Home Improvement Resources
Home improvement resources for curb appeal.
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