3 Features Dating Your Exterior and How to Fix Them
Thursday Jan 05th, 2023
A few updates—big or small—can dress up a home’s outside.
Buyers get their first impression of a home from its exterior, and a dated look on the outside may signal to them that the inside needs work, too. Jackie Mosher, cofounder of Dzinly(link is external), a virtual design platform enabling users to test different home exterior features, shares which styles are fading in popularity and offers suggestions to give them a fresh update.
Red brick: “Some call it a timeless look, but it hasn’t been on the top of a builder’s material list for a long time,” Mosher says.
A modern update: Paint the red brick white or gray to give the home an entirely new look.
Angled bay windows: “These are everywhere, and oftentimes, you don’t even realize they are the problem until you replace it,” Mosher says.
A modern update: Replace the bay window with a boxed window. (Tip: Include a flower box on the border outside to really dress it up.)
Decorative glass front door: “They’re functional because they provide some privacy, but these are not the best look anymore,” Mosher says.
A modern update: Opt for a door that is less bedazzled and just plain glass.