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Enhance Your Home With Exterior Design Choices From HGTV's Hometown
Porch Swing
HGTV’s Hometown star Ben Napier insists that porch swings are a great addition to any home. Plus, they’re easy to DIY using only some upcycled wood and four ropes.
Before committing to an exterior color, swatch the paint to see how it’ll look in direct sunlight. Keep in mind that whatever color you choose will fade over time, too.
While HGTV’s Erin Napier isn’t the biggest fan of using shutters for aesthetics, she concedes that they can serve a purpose and add personality to an otherwise dull home.
Shutters come in a range of materials, from wood to vinyl, to suit your weather and durability needs. Consider your window design when choosing between inside or outside mounts.
French Porch Doors
These classic doors will enhance any home’s curb appeal, open its interior to natural light, and create a seamless indoor-outdoor connection with a view.
Gathering Space
If you don’t have a porch or deck, the Napiers recommend DIYing your own event space using concrete and party lights to create a fun, festive atmosphere for hosting.