6 Renovation Tips for Your Home’s Exterior
Perhaps you can’t judge a book by its covers, but you can judge a house by its exterior. Apart from leaving a lasting impression on your guests, your home’s exterior is a great indicator not only of its interior style, but also of your personal taste. If you feel that the curb appeal of your home needs a boost, here are six renovation tips that will help you create a warm and inviting look.
Style up the front door
Your front door is one of the focal points of your home’s exterior, so it’s important that it works well with the general style of the house and that it reflects the interior design to some extent. If your front door is in a good condition and doesn’t have any cracks, you can give it a makeover by repainting it in a new hue and changing the hardware. Pick a colour that is complementary to the house paint, but that will still stand out.
However, if your entry door is worn-out, you should consider replacing it altogether. Front door replacement might cost you a bit more, but it’s one of the most profitable home improvements and you’re likely to recoup your initial investment.
Tackle the windows
Along with the front door come windows, especially if they need some styling up. You should check whether your windows have any openings that might be a source of energy loss. If there are just a few air leaks, you can seal them and then give your windows a new look by repainting them, creating a stylish frame or installing shutters. On the other hand, if your windows are poorly insulated and represent a major source of energy loss, you can replace them with new, energy-efficient ones and cut your expenses.
Create a wooden deck
A lovely outdoor area will boost the aesthetic appeal of your home and you’ll have your own personal sanctuary. Creating a wooden deck is a profitable home improvement that will increase the value of your property. While the building of the wooden deck should be left to professionals (if you don’t have any experience in the field, that is), design and décor can be completely up to you. Since this will be your lounge area, you should add comfortable and stylish furniture that will fit into the general design of the house. Appropriate lighting is also important – you can install lovely lanterns or use string lights to create an ambiance of romance and intimacy. Don’t forget decorative details, such as intricately designed area rugs, candles and, of course, plants.
Fix up the roof
When the roof is impeccable and in a perfect condition, you never notice it. It’s when the roof is worn-out that you look up and start paying attention. So, if your roof has got your attention, you should style it up. You should carefully inspect the roof, especially the area around chimney, vents and shingles, check whether there are any leaks and keep your eyes open for rust, mould and mildew. Should you come across any of these problems, you should treat them accordingly and prevent any further damage. If you don’t have any experience in fixing the roof, you should seek professional help.
Spruce up the landscape
Landscaping is a simple yet effective way to enhance the visual appeal of your home’s exterior and create an inviting atmosphere. You should mow your lawn, trim the bushes and trees, get rid of weeds, plant flowers in colourful beds and build a curved path that will lead to your front door. In addition, you can place outdoor lighting fixtures to illuminate your home’s exterior – just keep it subtle.
Freshen up the façade
Façade is one of the most important elements of your home’s exterior and by giving it a new look, you’ll boost the visual appeal of your house instantly. A simple solution is repainting it in a new hue – a simple and neutral colour palette will have the best effect.
However, installing durable cladding made of weather resistant composite panels is a cost effective and long term-solution because it’s resistant to weather conditions and requires low maintenance. Since these panels come in different colours and sizes, you can easily find a design that will fit your home’s style.
By styling up your doors and windows, building a wooden deck, taking care of the landscape and the roof and giving your façade a makeover, you’ll boost your home’s curb appeal and value. Not only will our guests be enchanted by your home’s design, but you’ll feel much more comfortable and satisfied.