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How to Improve the Exterior of your Home

How to Improve the Exterior of your Home

The exterior of your home sets the tone for what’s on the inside. Therefore, you want the appearance of the facade to be first class, especially if you are trying to sell your house. Or, you might want to enhance the curb appeal of your home just for your enjoyment, as well as that of your guests.

With that in your mind, here are six easy, inexpensive ways to make your home a lot more attractive when seen from the street.
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1. Maintain the Lawn

Lawns are often the basis for all other aspects of the appearance of a house facade. Unfortunately, it is also the element that requires the most time and human resources. However, by keeping control of the lawn, its management is much easier. If you don’t have enough time to manage your lawn, you can invest in other solutions, such as shrub beds, ground covers, or a xerophilic garden.

2. Think about Symmetry

You can use symmetry in your facade to draw the attention of the passer-by to focal points, such as a newly painted front door. You can also use it to make your facade look more organized and harmonized. You can create a symmetrical appearance by placing potted plants or matching lights on either side of your front door.

3. Showcase the Door

Your main door can offer much more than just a point of entry – it can be an main part of your home’s curb appeal. You can make your door stand out with a new coat of paint. You can choose a neutral color or if you want to give your home some character, paint it dark red or blue. If you decide to paint your door, it’s also a good idea to exchange the hardware, with a new coat of paint, your door will look tired if you keep the same old rusty doorknob. Replace it with a new brass or another metal handle.

4. Balance your Landscaping

On a related note, consider improving the balance of your landscaping. You will want to choose plants that complement each other over the seasons. For example, if you have bulbs whose leaves turn yellow after flowering, you can choose a plant that will hide them from view at the right time. Also, try to choose plants that in height, color, and texture complement each other.

5. The Nocturnal Effect

Why go to so much trouble to improve the curb appeal of your facade if you can’t see it at night? If you don’t already have lanterns, pendant lights, or outdoor sconces, consider adding more, especially if you’re trying to sell your home. You can also use solar-powered lights along the driveways and your parking lot, as well as under trees, to emphasize their shape at night.

6. Pull out the Garage Door

If your garage door leaves a little to be desired, it may not always need to be replaced – an expensive solution. A good wash with a pressure washer can work wonders. Otherwise, depending on the material of your garage door, a new coat of paint or stain.

Are you ready to improve the appearance of your home’s facade? If so, keep these six tips in mind and get started today!