Simple ways to brighten up your home’s exterior

By Michael Gruber, President, Building Industry Association of Stark & East Central Ohio

Now is the perfect time to brighten up your home’s exterior. Keeping your lawn trim and yard tidy is a good start, but there are other opportunities to boost your home’s curb appeal.

For example, adding new exterior lighting options or putting a fresh coat of paint on your front door are a few easy, low-cost ways to update your home’s appearance.

Here are other ideas to give your home a fresh new look:

Upgrade your front door

Chip Bolender of Mohler Lumber & Building Materials says a new door can make all the difference in modernizing your home’s appearance. “A common material choice is a wood door, but fiberglass doors are gaining in popularity due to their low maintenance, durability, and affordability. Fiberglass doors can be painted or stained so you can put your own personal touch on your entryway. Purchasing a new door isn’t the only option. If you choose to paint your front door, make sure you choose an exterior paint so the color can withstand the elements and is mold resistant.”