Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home’s Front Entry

Wooden house with red door and nice front entry
Your home’s exterior can look as good as new after some concrete resurfacing, pressure washing and mulching. (DepositPhotos)

Refreshing your home’s front entry doesn’t require tons of work or expense. These three simple changes can make a big impact.

Try them and your home will be the best-looking one on the block!


Repaired front porch with Quikrete Re-Cap
Refreshing your front entry starts with cleaning and updating the stoop or front porch.

1. Resurface a Concrete Stoop

Home improvement doesn’t have to cost a lot. Resurfacing a worn-out stoop is a great start toward completely transforming your home’s front entry.

Damaged front porch
An unsightly stoop isn’t very welcoming. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix.

This stoop has two problems: the surface is unsightly and has seen much better days, and the steps have lots of bricks with gaps.

Both these things are hurting the home’s curb appeal, but the situation goes beyond looks.

Gaps aren’t just unattractive; they also make the bricks difficult to walk on. Worse, they collect water, which can undermine the home’s foundation.


Giving concrete resurfacer a broom finish
Quikrete Re-Cap Concrete Resurfacer is easy to apply and the impact is instant.

Fortunately, the solution is simple: First, clean the stoop with a 3,500-psi pressure washer. Next, apply Quikrete Re-Cap Concrete Resurfacer

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5 Durable, Affordable Roof Options for a Detached Garage

Asphalt shingle roof on a hunter green two-car garage
Consider your home’s roofing style and material before choosing a roof for your detached garage. (DepositPhotos)

Whether you use your detached garage for parking your car or you use it for storage, the entire structure needs to be able to protect what’s inside. This means the exterior needs to be in good condition.

If your garage’s roof is starting to age, it may be time to consider a new one.

While roofing isn’t the most affordable house material on the market, there are several garage roofing options that are both durable and budget-friendly, so you don’t have to choose between your wallet and providing protection for your garage.


Metal roof
Metal roofing’s style has evolved from its industrial origins. Options are available to match just about any home’s architecture.

1. Metal

When it comes to durability, you won’t get much better than metal. Comparing metal roofing with other materials, metal tiles give the longest-lasting, most durable roof for the cost.

You can expect to pay around $300 per square for the least expensive metal tiles — more decorative versions get pricey, at around $1,000 per square.

A metal roof will last up to 50 years or more. Keep in mind that

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