How to give your home an exterior makeover

Even if you have the most beautifully-designed home interior, if the exterior of your home is worn, weathered and unattractive, it will significantly impact the look and feel of your home. When people speak of “curb appeal”, this is usually related to the exterior of the property, and especially if you’re planning to put your home on the market then you want to make sure that the outside of your house gives the best first impression. Here are a few tips if you’re looking to give your home an exterior makeover, and the features that make the most impact on its appearance.

Paint it

One of the simplest ways to do an exterior makeover of your house is to give it a fresh coat of paint. A new colour or a paint refresh can work wonders, and two-tone houses, such as a strong colour teamed with white, can look very striking. Choose your colour wisely and make sure it fits with the garden as well as neighbourhood, and don’t forget about painting the porch, window trims, shutters, and other exterior features to create a polished look.

Replace your front door

Another great way to give your home an exterior makeover is to replace the front door. If the existing style is dated or worn, consider getting something a little more modern and opt for a colour that contrasts with the rest of the home. A new front door may also help to improve the security of your home as well.

Update your driveway

Your driveway can also hugely impact your home’s curb appeal. If your driveway is old and cracked or if the pavers are lifting off, it may be time for an update. If you have a very steep driveway, you may also want to consider wooden or concrete stairs, and don’t forget about flowerbeds, lighting and landscaping to complement your driveway.

Completely facelift your home

If you want to go the whole hog, you may even want to completely facelift and redesign the exterior of your home. A full home exterior makeover can add at least 10% on to your home’s value, and you can dramatically transform the appearance of your home by adding millwork, changing the colour, installing new windows, revamping the roof, and implementing a new style.

The possibilities really are endless when it comes to giving your home an exterior makeover and you can very easily make your home your own. To talk more about how you can update your home, give us a call or send us an email today.

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