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06/27/2014 04:53 pm ET

These 10 Homes Know How Quality Curb Appeal Is Done (PHOTOS)

"Curb appeal" is one of those all-encompassing home decor terms that is thrown around when talking about everything from landscaping to house numbers to mailboxes. In other words, upping a home's curb appeal is often quite the multi-pronged challenge to tackle -- but our friends at Porch.com know it can be done. And these homes, simply put, are proof.

  • You can never go wrong with beautifully painted shutters.
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/baker-street?img=977483" target="_blank">Baker Street</a> by Schaub+Srote Architects
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    Baker Street by Schaub+Srote Architects
  • Or a bright and bold front door.
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/entire-home-remodel-4?img=920510" target="_blank">Entire Home Remodel</a> by Tiek Built Ho
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    Entire Home Remodel by Tiek Built Homes
  • A sleek, linear look welcomes guests with style.
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/outdoor-remodel-3?img=922424" target="_blank">Coastal Contempo</a> by Ag-Trac Enterprises
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    Coastal Contempo by Ag-Trac Enterprises LC
  • And a rustic touch is perfect for a warm walk-up.
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/refined-lonestar-1?img=44193" target="_blank">Refined Lonestar</a> by Sojo Design
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    Refined Lonestar by Sojo Design
  • It doesn't get better than walls of glass windows.
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/santa-cruz-modern-1?img=45209" target="_blank">Santa Cruz Modern</a> by Alison Whittaker D
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    Santa Cruz Modern by Alison Whittaker Design
  • Who wouldn't want to be greeted by a gorgeous garden.
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/1478832-62?img=477820" target="_blank">Lake Geneva</a> by McCormack + Etten/Architects LLP
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    Lake Geneva by McCormack + Etten/Architects LLP
  • Or feel like they're entering a classic chateau?
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/berkshire-2?img=1092152" target="_blank">Berkshire</a> by Inouye Design
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    Berkshire by Inouye Design
  • The right lighting can give even minimalist, modern structures warmth.
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/mid-century-modern-1?img=33541" target="_blank">Mid-Century Modern</a> by Klopf Architectu
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    Mid-Century Modern by Klopf Architecture
  • A little Mediterranean touch is (always) a good idea.
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/california-mediterranen-1?img=45190" target="_blank">California Mediterranean</a> by Aliso
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    California Mediterranean by Alison Whittaker Design
  • Because quality curb appeal lasts long after the sun goes down.
    <a href="http://porch.com/projects/souther-sophistication-1?img=47024" target="_blank">Southern Sophistication</a> by Gelotte
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    Southern Sophistication by Gelotte Hommas

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