Finish It Up

Just these three simple changes can make a big difference, but if you want a finished look, here are more tips:

Woman pressure washes a home's exterior
Pressure wash your home regularly to keep it looking as good as new.

Pressure wash. When was the last time you washed your home’s exterior? (If you can’t remember, that’s too long ago.) Pressure wash the exterior and remove any moss, mold, mildew or algae.

Danny Lipford trims trees and bushes while wearing safety glasses
Overgrown trees are an eyesore and lead to rot if too close to facia boards and siding.

Trim trees and hedges. Nothing adds curb appeal like plants, but nothing also can diminish a home’s appearance like overgrown vegetation. Make trimming and shaping bushes a routine to keep your home well maintained.

Mulch borders a flower bed in front of a brick house
Define gardening spaces with mulch to make your home look neat and organized.  

Mulch flower beds. You can control weeds, enrich soil, retain moisture and add visual appeal with just one addition: mulch. Pine straw, hay and wood chips are some popular options that add order and texture to your garden.

House numbers
Make sure your home’s numbers match your home’s style.

Hang new house numbers. Just because a home’s address is forever doesn’t mean the same has to be true for the numbers! Whether you want 2- or 24-inch-tall house numbers; whether you have a minimalist style or want to make a bold statement, there’s something for everyone at the home center. So, take pride in your home and add some new numbers!

How have you improved your home’s front entry? Share in the comments!

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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