Often we spend our time and money improving the inside of our homes. After all, that is where our lives typically happen.

However, it is equally important to give the outside of your home the attention and care it deserves. This is the part of your house that sets the stage for what’s inside. Neighbors see it daily, but most importantly: You come home to it each day, so it should welcome you and make you feel good.

Here are five ways to make your beloved home more curb-appealing:

1. Spruce Up the Front Door

Your front door is your home’s welcome to the world. From changing out the hardware to applying a fresh coat of paint, there are plenty of ways to make this space more inviting. If your door has simply seen better days, it might be time for a new door altogether.

2. Replace Rotted Wood

Your home’s exterior might require more extensive changes to look appealing again. Sometimes damage to the exterior includes rot that detracts from your home’s beauty and devalues its market price. Replacing rotted areas can go a long way toward getting your home back in shape.

3. Repair the Roof

This tip is simple enough: Replace shingles and get the gutters in shape so they will look better and protect your home as they should.

4. Apply a Coat of Paint

Nothing changes the look of your home’s exterior like a fresh coat of paint. Whether classic or bright, be sure you love the color – remember, you’ll be coming home to it every day!

5. Fix Porches and Decks

Finally, fixing decks, patios, or porches can lend your home a welcoming feel. Doing so will also make them safer to enjoy with your family.