How to Create Curb Appeal in a New Home

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Gone are the days of "cookie-cutter" homes in new communities, where the sameness of each home leaves a less than memorable impression. Today, when you drive through a new neighborhood, each home should have a distinct and pleasing look that makes the eye linger in appreciation, if just for a second. We call this "curb appeal," and it's very important to us at Medallion Home as we design award-winning homes and neighborhoods that look and feel amazing to live in. 

 

You know great curb appeal when you see it; the house looks balanced, interesting, and well-kept. A nice-looking exterior and landscaping reflect positively on the owners, indicating that they take pride in their property. Plus, homes with great curb appeal sell for about 7% more than similar houses with drab exteriors. Overall, high curb appeal makes a community a beautiful place to live, and who doesn't want that? 

 

There are a few secrets to great curb appeal, though. In this article, we’ll highlight three of the ways Medallion Home incorporates curb appeal into every single home we build.

 

Thoughtful Window Placements

 

Windows are the "eyes" of the home. They are what command the most attention when someone gazes at a home, and what physically lets in critical natural light to brighten the interior. The windows on the front of our homes are thoughtfully chosen and placed to complement the exterior style, design, and aesthetic. They make the home pleasing to look at. At the back of the home, where the largest living area typically is, our largest windows let in so much natural light. Window placement is a critical component in both the curb appeal and function of a home.

 

Balance & Proportion

 

Proportions are incredibly important to the exterior of a home, creating a "balanced" look. Each exterior element serves a purpose to complement the other architectural elements of the home. Features such as roof masses (gables vs hips), texture types and locations (siding, stucco, and stone), window placement and sizing, and corbel and beam detailing all play a part in creating an ideal exterior aesthetic. 

 

Landscaping Design 

 

Your landscape is an extension of your home’s distinctive personality. Our experts combine the ideal landscaping design and plant choices for the home, the community, and our unique Floridian environment. Your front yard is beautiful from the start, and over time it will mature to add even more curb appeal to your home. 

 

If you’re searching for a new home with built-in curb appeal, we'd love for you to come to visit any of our new home communities in Southwest and Central Florida and see the difference that great curb appeal makes. Please contact us to schedule a personal tour.