Ways to Sweeten Up Home Exterior
Whether you are looking to spruce up the outside of your home because you are planning on selling it, or you just want to make it look new again, boosting your curb appeal makes sense.
The front of your house is what people see first and this impression is long lasting. No matter how beautiful the inside of your home is, if the outside looks old and run down, people will always remember it that way. But thankfully there are ways to make the outside of your home look beautiful without breaking the bank.
Give the outside a good cleaning. Hire a professional pressure washing company or rent a pressure washer and clean the outside of your home. This will remove dirt and grime and give your home a fresh look. Remember, that your home may need to be repainted after it has been cleaned. Note to include the cost of painting your home before cleaning it. If you own a home with vinyl siding, you will not have to worry about adding in the cost of painting.
Front Door Love
Repaint or replace the front door. This type of home improvement is a great way to add beauty to your home. The front door of your home is often the focal point that everyone tends to gaze upon at first. By replacing your old worn out front door with a new one, you will be able to add tons of curb appeal. For a new door, choose a door with plenty of detail and add some nice metal hardware to help it stand out from the rest of your home. If replacing the door is out of the question, give your door a fresh coat of paint in a unique and modern color that will create an eye catching piece.
An inexpensive way to add style to your home is by adding exterior shutters to frame your windows. This will draw attention to your home in a good way that will leave a lasting impression by those who drive by your house. Exterior shutters will also boost the value of your home, allowing you to command a higher asking price if you choose to sell your home in the future. Exterior shutters comes in a wide range of colors and materials. For some homes, wooden shutters would work wonderfully, while others homes would benefit from vinyl shutters. If you already have exterior shutters on your home, sprucing them up with simple cleaning or a paint job is a wise choice.
This is one of the most affordable ways to add curb appeal to your home. By adding some beautiful flowers and plants to the outside of your home you will give it tons of appeal. Even with a small budget you can afford to add some flowers to the front of your home. Also, while you are doing landscaping make sure to fertilize your lawn. This will turn it bright green which will add value to your home. A green lawn is a sign that the homeowner takes pride in their property. If you want to spend a little extra money, you can hire a professional landscaper to come in and help you plan out your design. A professional landscaping company can help you decide which plants would work best with your home’s design. They will also be able to give advice on aftercare which will help keep your yard looking great years after it has been landscaped.
A great way to add appeal to your home is by showcasing it with some lighting. A few outside lights that are pointed in the right direction will help draw attention to the beautiful part of your home. But you have to be careful with lighting. Too much lighting will become an eyesore and not enough can make your home look drab. A great way to find out how much lighting your home need is by consulting an outdoor lighting specialist. This will ensure that you are purchasing the right types of outdoor lighting for your home. When setting up your lighting, also remember not to point it in the direction of your neighbors house or the street because this can cause light pollution and nobody will benefit from it.
Don’t forget to Budget
Now that you know some simple ways to add appeal to the exterior of your home, you will need to make a budget. This will allow you to find out how much you can spend and what areas of your home might benefit from a little sprucing up. Now it is time to sit down and draft a plan so that you too can have a home worth bragging about!