The 5 Essential Elements of a Traffic-Stopping Exterior

When I told a friend over lunch yesterday that I had been invited to be one of the judges for the “Shake It Up” Exterior Color Contest she asked me an excellent question, “What are five things that make a home exterior really standout? The things that make you want to stop your car when you’re driving past?”

Having taken a close look at thousands of home exteriors over the years, as I shared in my last post, it didn’t take me long to come up with my list that I have put into a pictorial of my top five just for you.

DaVinci Multi-Width Slate – Brownstone

Image courtesy of Simonton

Image courtesy of Fypon


Traditional Exterior by Minneapolis Design-build Sicora, Inc.


Therma Tru Front Door on Traffic Stopping ExteriorImage courtesy of Therma-Tru

So there you have it. How does your home stack up? If you are missing even one of these elements click on over and tell us about it. You may just walk away with $5K and a shopping list for the essential elements that will make your home a traffic-stopper.