The House-Proud Homeowner

There are lots of different ways to show pride in your home’s appearance. Maintenance obviously plays a role, but it’s not the only thing. If you want your house to stand out from the crowd and reflect your personality, here are a few ideas about where you can start. 

Architectural Features

Unique architectural features can set your home apart from the other houses in your neighborhood. For example, you can try a different style of fencing, or window shutters or an artistic door design. These small details have a big impact, because they show that little bit of extra thought and care you put into your home’s appearance. 

Garden Design

Garden design is another area where you can show your colors. Anyone can mow a lawn or plant a line of trees. Spice things up with something a little more dynamic, like a colorful border or a small water feature. 


You can also show care through the materials you use on and around your home. Paving stones are generally more charming than concrete. Bricks can be laid in many different patterns. Even roofing can be personalized to give your home that little extra something that makes it uniquely yours. 

Your home will tell the world something about the people who live there. Your house can show people how much you care, what you think is important and how creative you are. Little extra flourishes of architectural features, garden design and materials show people that you prioritize your home, that you’ve put thought and effort into making it look nice and reflect your priorities as a homeowner. Of course there is such a thing as too much homeowner pride, but for the most part this attention to detail can only add to your home’s value and more importantly to your enjoyment and happiness.