When you are planning to remodel your home interior, why not include the exterior in the plan as well? Did you know that the exterior of a building is a major factor in determining its value in the real estate market? It may be time to change your home from inside out, literally.
If you are already considering a new exterior home design, focus on areas such as driveways, windows, porches, gardens, and doors. Pay attention to the painting, brickwork and siding as well.
Convert the garage into an extended living room by installing windows, matching its brickwork to the rest of your house and painting it in an inviting color. If your home is a large and detached one, you’re in luck. It will let you perform major changes such as installing a new verandah or a porch.
Beautify the Garden
It’s time for you to get your hands dirty. Give the garden your undivided attention. Trim, prune, cut, clear out, and water as much as you have to. Leave no trace of weeds or overgrowth. Apply a fresh coat of paint or two on the fence and (if any) the gate. Clean the path using a pressure washer. Add some new planters (of seasonal flowers maybe?) and install some garden lights powered by solar energy. Off you go!
Replace the Front Door with a More Eye-Catching One
Your house’s front door doesn’t have to match with all the others in the neighborhood. Think out of the box and bring home a new front door of a contrasting color. The color doesn’t have to match the exterior color scheme of your house. As long as the colors compliment each other, it will look good. Not only color, you can also pick a design that contrasts with the rest of your home’s design and architecture. The same can be done with some door hardware. For example, add contemporary door hardware like knob, letterbox etc. to conventional exterior-paneled doors and pair up contemporary doors with traditional door furniture.
Invest in New Windows
Windows provide identity to a house. And when it comes to windows, wood is still unbeatable. Your other options are PVC windows, metal windows, and contemporary tilt and turn windows. If you don’t think it’d be financially wise to change the windows completely, upgrade the sashes or look around for some painting ideas to give the windows a facelift.
Speaking of painting, you can’t do without repainting if you are thinking about exterior remodeling of your home. Put on your thinking cap and come up with some home painting ideas that will make your home stand out from the crowd.
There’s absolutely no reason why your home exterior shouldn’t look as good as your home interior. Try these tips and you’ll be proud of your decision.