Is the exterior of your home looking a little drab? Have the neighbours made a complaint about the outside of your home bringing house prices down? Have you spent too many of your DIY weekend projects inside the home, rather than putting a bit of focus on the outside? Then perhaps now is the time to get outside, consider the curb appeal of your home, and give things a bit of a facelift.
Start With The Garden
Beginning in the garden, start to get on top of your lawn maintenance. Overgrown grass, unkempt bushes, and general clutter around the space you have will cause an eyesore, both to you and anybody passing by.
Who knows what you might find once the garden is back in shape (so that’s where Kitty was hiding), and you will have a pleasurable place to relax in again. If you do have green fingers, consider these attractive garden designs to bring more life into your outdoor area, or bring in a landscape gardener if you don’t have the time/ability to create something elegant yourself.
I personally prefer to contact a professional – I am definitely not a gardener myself. Somebody like La Jolla professional garden and landscaping services will give you expert advice based on the yard you have.
Add Outdoor Decor
Consider adding decor around your walls, doors and windows. Go for something that fits your home’s architectural style, whether that’s traditional pieces, such as overhanging lanterns, or modern touches with some abstract wall art.
Greenery always looks good, with planters or vertical gardens, as do sculptural pieces, be they freestanding or attached to your walls. It’s in your decor that you can personalize your home, setting it apart from the other houses on your block.
If you need some ideas, this article on summer home ideas is a fantastic place to start. Lots of helpful pictures and tips!
Renovate The Exterior Of Your House
Renovate your home exterior, by making any alterations needed to refresh the way your home looks. Especially when your doors, windows, and rooftops are starting to show signs of wear, some outdoor refurbishment is a good idea anyway. Not only will your home look nicer, but you will also benefit from the extra insulation that your renovation should provide. Again, look at the style of your home and look for something that suits. Then go for trustworthy brands, such as
Renewal by Andersen Hartford for your windows, to ensure quality isn’t compromised. A new exterior can be both practical and aesthetic, both benefiting you, and adding value to your home should you ever decide to sell.
Add More Exterior Paint
Bring colour to your home by adding a splash of paint. A new coat will bring life to any worn wood or brickwork, and the colour scheme you choose can totally transform the way your home looks. It’s worth having a look online for inspiration, including the outdoor colour schemes here, as the imagination of others can often far exceed our own. Whether you match colours or use a colour palette for a combination, go for something that will bring you happiness every time you take that walk back up your drive.
Redo Your Driveway
Finally, redo your driveway. After taking a beating by the weather and the treads of your car, it’s probably time to get on top of this part of your exterior anyway. While a few repairs and a powerwash will improve the way it looks, you might also want to change things up completely, opting for a new design that perfectly complements the rest of your home’s exterior. Think about style and durability before making any changes, ensuring your driveway both looks and feels good.
After doing one or all of these things, you will finally have a home worth coming back to each day. It will stop your neighbours from complaining too, although they will probably be more than a little envious at the work you have put in.