1. Add Lighting - Exterior lighting is very important. Outside lighting illuminates the house numbers and makes the eye focus on the entry. When deciding on your light, pick a style that complements your home's architecture.
2. Upgrade the Front Door - Consider the front door as an introduction to your home. There are dozens of choices of doors to choose from. Choose from three durable materials that are pre-hung and ready to install. The traditional door is wood but it will need refinishing over time. Steel or fiberglass doors require less maintenance and tend to be more energy efficient but lack the style and appeal of a wood door. Fiberglass can also be very pricey.
3. Paint Color - A fresh coat of paint always make your home look well maintained and inviting. Pick a color that enhances the architectural details of your home.
4. Re-face the Steps - Turn a dull concrete walkway into a show piece by covering it with stone. A natural gray granite veneer on the risers are perfect or use clay tiles, split brick or limestone pavers.
5. Plant a Couple of Containers - Large potted plants at the entrance anchor the entry. Choose containers that are weatherproof, like cedar, molded fiberglass, glazed ceramic or metal such as copper.