What Makes A Good Home Exterior

Hisako Doose


When it comes to designing a home, it’s easy to get caught up in the details of the interior. After all, that’s where you’ll spend most of your time. But what about the exterior? This is just as important because it can create a first impression for visitors and potential buyers.

In this post we will learn how to design your home’s exterior in order to make it inviting and attractive so that people want to come inside!

Clear pathways

It’s important that your home’s walkways are clear of debris, wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility aids, level and maintained. If you have a porch or deck area that abuts the sidewalk or street it is also helpful if there is a visual cue to indicate the direction of travel (for example a brick pattern on one side of your driveway).

A welcoming entrance

  • Make sure the entrance is well lit.
  • Make sure the entrance is clear of debris.
  • Make sure the entrance is clear of cobwebs and leaves, which can be a nuisance to guests who may be allergic or simply don’t want to deal with them while entering your home.
  • If you live in a colder climate, make sure snow doesn’t pile up around your front door!

A place to relax

There are many things that can make your home’s exterior more enjoyable. You may want to add an outdoor dining area, or perhaps you’d like a fire pit to gather around on chilly evenings. Whatever your preferences are, there are plenty of ways to create a relaxing space for you and your family outside the house.

One thing that is important when choosing outdoor furniture is making sure it’s weather resistant so it lasts longer than other types of furniture would in similar conditions (such as rain or snow). The last thing anyone wants is for their patio set to get ruined just because they didn’t know how much rain was coming! If you don’t have time right now but still want some ideas on what type(s) would work best in this situation then feel free check out my website later tonight where I’ll post links below this paragraph with recommendations based off budget constraints (these prices include shipping costs).

The right plants for your climate

When selecting plants for your home exterior, it’s important to consider which ones are native to your area. Native plants are adapted to local conditions and will thrive with less maintenance than non-natives. They can also help conserve resources, reduce pollution and attract wildlife.

The right choice of plant material is crucial when considering climate zones; some species may not be suitable for colder climates while others may not thrive in hotter areas without adequate protection (such as shade). For example:

  • If you live in a hot climate with sandy soil then cactus would likely be more resistant than most other plants because they have adapted over time so that they don’t need much water or nutrients due to their water storage system within their bodies (they store water inside their cells which means there isn’t much evaporation). This makes them ideal candidates for people looking after large gardens because they require minimal maintenance!

An outdoor kitchen space

A kitchen space should be a place where you and your family can gather. It should have enough seating for everyone and be close to the house, so that it doesn’t feel like a chore to go back inside after dinner. The outdoor kitchen should also have an area that is shaded from the sun, since hot temperatures can make cooking more challenging. Finally, an outdoor kitchen needs to be easy-to-clean; no one wants their dinner party ruined by food spills!

The exterior is just as important as the interior.

The exterior of your home is just as important as the interior. It can be an extension of your home and a reflection of your style and taste. You should pay attention to what you put on the outside, because it’ll show people who you are as a person. If they see something ugly or tacky, they may think poorly of you, but if they see something beautiful and elegant, then maybe they’ll think better!

There are many ways for homeowners to make their exteriors stand out from others’ in their neighborhood:

  • Add some plants or flowers around the house (but not too many). Plants add color and life into otherwise boring areas like sidewalks, driveways and front yards; plus they help oxygenate the air around them so it smells fresh! Just make sure that there aren’t any poisonous plants within reachable distance from children’s hands/feet etc… 😉


A good exterior can make or break a home. It’s important to consider all of these factors so that you end up with something that looks great, but more importantly serves its purpose well. A good exterior will bring more value to your property and make it easier for people to see what kind of person lives there.

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