Six Exterior Landscaping and Remodeling Trends to Boost Curb Appeal

outdoor living room with fireplace

Six Exterior Landscaping and Remodeling Trends to Boost Curb Appeal

Most homeowners focus on the interior designs of the various rooms in their homes. After all, it is where they spend the most time. However, as you will soon realize, there is a hidden gem just outside your home. With proper adjustments, an exterior landscape can improve the comfort of your home. It can provide you with a new place to enjoy the peace and warmth of your home.

There are endless possibilities for designing your exterior landscape to boost the curb appeal of your home. You could choose to build structures such as a pergola or enhance other sections of your home, like installing a rustic exterior shutter.

Here are 6 landscaping trends to keep in mind when remodeling your home’s exterior.

  1. Custom Pergola Installation

custom designed pergola in outdoor kitchen | exterior designs by beverly katz

Exterior Designs created this luxurious pergola to anchor the outdoor kitchen and tie the space together.

If you have experienced the therapeutic feel of chilling and entertaining yourself in your backyard, then you understand the adventure is worth your time. There is no better way to achieve the balance and emphasis in your experience than installing a pergola. A pergola adds a unique mood and identity to your home. It makes for another area where both you and your family can enjoy warmth and comfort.

Why should you consider a pergola for your home? For one, a pergola expands your living area. It provides you with enough protection from the weather elements enabling you to spend more time outside. Two, if you intend to sell your property in the future, a pergola will increase the value of your home. Three, it provides a private area for hosting your guests. Last, it enhances the curb appeal of your home. It makes your home stand out among the rest.

  1. Light It Up


Our friends at Bevolo knock it out of the park every time! This French Quarter Hanging Chain gas light illuminates the outdoor dining table, while adding the perfect New Orleans touch!

One of the best ways you can breathe new life into your backyard is by lighting it up. Placing the lightings in strategic places will illuminate your yard, expressing its beauty in the process. You can attach them on your backyard fencing, plantations, or even on your pergola if you own one. The following are the benefits of lighting up your backyard.


A dark backyard can attract burglars to your property, in turn endangering your life and that of your family members. Backyard lighting will light up your property, scaring away people with bad intentions.

Aesthetic Value

Lighting up your yard will add a visual appeal to your home. It will illuminate your exterior landscape, showing off your property uniquely and appealingly.

Increases Your Properties Value

No matter the size of your home, landscape lighting will play a part in enhancing the value of your home. The lighting will help emphasize the beauty of your home, elevating all the sections.

  1. Dutch Lap Vinyl Siding

If you are looking for a siding that will make your home stand out among the rest, go with Dutch Lap Vinyl Siding. Its added aesthetic value, meaning it is popular among property owners. Why consider Dutch Lap Vinyl Siding? The following are the benefits of having a Dutch Lap Vinyl Siding.

Energy Efficient

It will help maintain the temperature in your home. Making sure your home is chilly during the summer and warm during winter.


The shape of Dutch Lap Vinyl Siding strengthens the boards, this way, ensuring they remain functional for the foreseeable future.

Easy to Maintain

After the Dutch Lap Vinyl Siding installation, you do not have to maintain it to ensure it remains functional. It does not crack or split even in the face of extreme weather conditions.

Proper Ventilation

With Dutch Lap Vinyl Siding, your home will have proper ventilation. It allows air to flow in and out, enabling your walls to breathe, preventing mold.


With Dutch Lap Vinyl Siding, you can trust your home to withstand extreme weather conditions. Ensuring you and your family members are safe.

Curb Appeal

The attribute of Dutch Lap Vinyl Sidings that makes it stand out from the rest of the sidings is its ability to upgrade the appearance of your home, in turn, also increasing its value.

  1. Hang a Hammock

hammock hanging under pergola | exterior designs by beverly katz

Our client hangs a hammock under the pergola for the perfect place to relax after a long day.

If you have hanging space in one of the corners in your yard, you might consider hanging a hammock. You can use it to relax as you ponder through your thoughts. You can yet still enhance the curb appeal by incorporating plants into the setup.

  1. Rustic Exterior Shutters


Our friends at The Bank Antiques have an impressive collection of one-of-a-kind antique shutters waiting to find their forever home. Visit them and let your imagination run wild!

You can increase the value of your property by maximizing the functionality of some of its areas. For instance, the window; you can maximize the functionality of your window by installing rustic exterior shutters. Window shutters have been in use for years, albeit, for various reasons. Whether it is for aesthetic value or security reasons, rustic exterior shutters always deliver.

Plus, increasing the curb appeal of your home, there are more than enough reasons to go for rustic exterior shutter installation. One, the shutters enable you to control natural light. You can open them to enjoy the full ray of natural light and block them off completely, depending on your preference. Second, it protects your home from extreme weather conditions such as storms. Third, it provides you with an added layer of privacy. More reliable if you compare to blinds and curtains.

Fourth, rustic exterior shutters help control the temperature in your home. The control of energy ensures your home warm in the winter season and cool during summer. Last, it also blocks noise from your home, guarantees proper ventilation, and increases the value of your home.

  1. Establish a Garden

New Orleans style landscape with black wrought iron porch columns

Full of character, yet functional, Beverly Katz creates a a space fit for entertaining company. Potted plants flank the fireplace to bring the landscaping into the outdoor room.

Whether it is flowers or grass, plants always add an appealing design to your exterior landscape. If you have another structure, such as a pergola or fireplace, you can grow the plants around it to enhance the beauty of the surrounding area. Not only will a garden enhance the curb appeal of your home, but also; increase the value of your property.

Spruce up your Landscaping to Add Curb Appeal

Exterior landscaping remodeling provides you with the opportunity to transform your outdoor space into something of a dream area. All it takes is some creativity, and you will not be able to stay away from your yard.

At Exterior Designs, Inc, We provide you with affordable solutions to make sure we create your dream backyard. If you think it is time for a change in your yard, contact us for renovations.


Roger Marx is a contributor to the Innovative Building Materials blog. He is a content writer for the construction and home improvement industries with an interest in landscaping, outdoor remodeling, and home renovation. Roger is focused on educating homeowners, contractors, and architects on innovative materials and methods of construction that increase property value and improve sustainability.

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