31 Curb Appeal Tips We Learned From Fixer Upper

Fixer Upper sweethearts Chip and Joanna know that curb appeal is not a thing to take lightly when remodeling a home. Check out these 31 ideas that bring their renovated homes from drab to fab.

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January 18, 2017

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Perfect Planters

Chip and Joanna show off the Ward home after it was fixed up. Simple additions, like attractive planters filled with seasonal flowers, add to a home's appearance.

Rustic Outdoor Planters

Carry a home's rustic indoor theme to the outdoors with rustic planters, made from recycled wood, and fill them with seasonal blooms.

Modern Outdoor Foliage

Get rid of overgrown shrubs and poorly maintained rose bushes and add fresh landscaping. It's an instant exterior sprucer upper!

Front Door Statement

A house's front door speaks to its personality. Opt for this classic look, as seen in the Down's home in an episode of Fixer Upper.

Take a Seat

Every Southern home with a grand porch needs rocking chairs for guests. Add brightly colored pillows to add a splash of color on neutral-toned chairs.

Wall Flower Boxes

Clean, white-painted bricks provide the ideal backdrop for wooden flower boxes. Add them under windows to give the space depth.

Front Door Personality

A stained wooden door adds a rustic addition to any home, as seen on the Egger's home in an episode of Fixer Upper. Add a wreath to add seasonal flair.

An Inviting Exterior

From the curb, the Egger's home draws guests in instantly. Featuring dormers, a new front door, fresh landscaping and a new brick walkway, this shows the importance of a home's exterior.

Al Fresco Dining Add On

Chip and Joanna added this outdoor dining area, which mimicks the home's rustic style, as a bonus to the home. 

Modern Window Awning

A new metal awning, supported by metal beams, updates the window. Steal this easy additon to your windows, as seen on an episode of Fixer Upper.

A Canopied Entry

In their hometown of Waco, Chip and Joanna transformed a basic, 70s-style home into an eye-catching showstopper. New outdoor additions, including a pale blue door and a new balcony, bump up the property's curb appeal.

Front Door Accessories

Something as simple as a new door handle, as seen on the Blount home's front door, can add to the style of home.

Fence Addition

In an episode of Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna replaced an old-fashioned, out-of-date lattice with a simple and modern wood fence. Add a spash of colorful blooms and it's an instant update.

Country Barn Home

Converting this classic barn was one of the most unusual, yet memorable, projects ever taken on by Chip and Joanna. They added touches, like exterior gooseneck lamps and sliding barn doors, making this classic style more modern.

A Front Door Pop of Red

Painting your front door a bold color, like this red-orange hue, is an easy way to add curb appeal to any home. 

Window Style

Adding window boxes, whether rustic wooden or like these metal ones, adds depth and draws attention to any basic window.

Fresh Blooms

Add seasonal foliage, whether it's vines or bulbs that will bloom, to window boxes to add a splash of color and texture to any exterior setting. 

Updated Exterior

Fresh paint, a new wooden front door, an enlarged porch, new shutters and a metal roof transformed this place from an ugly space to a shining beauty. 

Small Appeal

Chip and Joanna transformed this tiny home both on the inside and out. Adding new windows, a front porch, a brick skirt and new landscaping gives this diminuative space super curb appeal.

Perky Planters

Adding fresh vines, grasses and flowers to outdoor planters is an easy way to change, and boost, an exterior's look from season to season.

Exterior Lighting Touches

As seen on Fixer Upper, adding lamps to either side of a front door adds dimension to the facade and brightens the front entryway.

Updated Ranch Exterior

An basic Ranch-style home can look anything but ordinary with a few added exterior touches. Joanna and Chip smartly updated the space with new landscaping and a freshened-up front door.

Modern Entryway

Chip and Joanna updated the exterior of the Barrett home's entryway with an awning, freshly-planted bamboo and horizontal-wood paneling. 

French Country Exterior

A fresh coat of paint on this brick home and its shutters makes the space inviting, and calming, to passerbys. Pick the home's personality you want, whether its bold or classic, and choose a paint to convey the style.

Shutter Power

When Chip and Joanna renovated the Dansby's home, they added shutters to spruce up the windows. Simple touches can often make a huge impact.

New Paint, New Look

New siding and fresh paint brings an old home back to life. Choose classic colors like blank, navy and white for a classic, traditional style.

Roof Details

Adding decorative wood accents under the peaks of a roofline add a touch of personality to any home's exterior. This task is both simple, and cost effective, but adds a lot of curb appeal.

Seasonal Style

Something as simple as garland around an entryway or a wreath on a door adds style to a home's exterior. Change the door decor per season, or go with a classic Southern Magnolia wreath, a Chip and Joanna favorite.

Fixed Up Front Door

Chip and Joanna chose to repaint this home's siding a classic gray and paint the original Dutch front door with a faux finish. By updating what already exisited, they changed the entire look of the structure.

Blue Beauty

By painting the home's bricks a dark blue, the rough-hewn wood surrounds, corbels and support columns really stand out.

Magnificent Magnolia

When Chip and Joanna renovated their Magnolia House B&B, they added a new brick skirt, updated paint, a metal roof and new landscaping, giving the property an entirely new look from the outside.

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