Here Are Three Ways To Spruce Up The Exterior Of Your House

Written By Alla Levin
October 28, 2022

Here Are Three Ways To Spruce Up The Exterior Of Your House

We spend a great deal of time inside our homes, so when we plan home renovation projects, we usually give more importance to those that happen inside the house than to those that happen outside.

Even though it makes sense to do this, since we live inside and not outside, you should spend some time looking into ways to improve outside your home. First impressions are essential, and if you change the outside of your home, you will be amazed at how different you will feel about it. So, here are three ways to make the outside of your home look better.

Check the curb appeal

It’s important to take a step back and take in your home’s first appearance with fresh eyes. Then, you’ll want to break this impression into smaller parts and figure out which parts need more work.

Changing the appearance of the façade might be as simple as installing a new front door. Similarly, altering the windows can improve the aesthetic and provide improved insulation.

You might want to resurface your driveway or replace any fences or gates. To ensure that any walkways are aesthetically pleasing and secure for visitors, keep them straight and weed-free.

Maintaining a garden is a lot of work, so if you don’t want to bother with it at all, consider covering the soil with gravel and placing some pots in the sun instead. This will give you a very clean, nice, and low-maintenance look.

Pay attention to the roof and the bricksPay attention to the roof and the bricks

This is the least exciting project but probably the most important one.

First and foremost, check the condition of your roof. Look at choices like rubber roofing to enhance and resurface your flat roof, as these typically have a shorter lifespan than pitched roofs. If you see any leaks or notice that heat is trying to escape through it, you should have a professional come in and give you advice and prices.

Bricks can get worn down over time and need to be repointed. You may also want to look into vinyl siding. Again, bring in experts to help you figure out what to do in these areas.

Spruce up the exterior of your house: redesign your garden

Your garden has the potential to revolutionize both your perception and enjoyment of your home’s façade. Unlike other sections of your home, a garden is continuously changing, so this can be a long-term undertaking. You could try to work on different parts of it each season for a year or two to get it to a point where you’re happy with it.

You may design features, paths, lawns, container gardens, wildlife habitats, vegetable and fruit gardens, attractive shrub and flower beds, and more. If you supplement these features with a warm and welcoming seating space, you will find yourself longing to spend significantly more time outside.

You might also want to consider constructing a garden room to increase the amount of living space you have at your disposal, as well as to add an intriguing character to your garden and make it the primary focus of attention.

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