You should never judge a book by its cover, so they say. Let’s be honest – that’s an honorable way to live your life. But make no mistake about it, pretty much everyone in your local neighborhood will be making plenty of similar judgments about your home. No matter how much you spend on making the inside look fantastic, the simple truth is that a shabby looking home exterior will be seen far more.
The good news is that there are plenty of easy fixes to improve your home’s ‘curb appeal’ pretty much right away. So, if the outside of your home is looking a little worse for wear, just follow some – or all – of these tips, and you will benefit in a huge amount of ways. Not only will your home look its best, but it will also help you sell it quicker when the time comes to move, help you feel more relaxed, and keep you and your household out of your neighbor’s conversations. Let’s get started right away!
Paint Your Home Exterior
First of all, you will be surprised – and delighted – by how much you can improve your home’s appearance with a little bit of paint and some elbow grease. Start with your front door – a quick splash of color will make it look as good as new. And if need-be, paint the front of your house.
If you have brickwork, think about cleaning it with a power washer – it can really make a big difference! And don’t stop at just cleaning your building – you can also powerwash your drive, the sidewalk, and all paved areas!
Fix and Decorate Your Garage
It is easy to forget about the garage. After all, it is not something you see all the time, and when things are out of sight, they are usually out of mind. But nothing detracts from your home exterior more than a dingy looking garage door, falling off its hinges. If possible, repair your garage and give it a good coat of paint or two. If you cannot fix them, think about replacing them.
According to Best Doors, there is a huge amount of choice when it comes to modern garage doors, and it will help you improve your exterior appearance by a significant amount. Not to mention the fact it will give you a better sense of security than that dingy old door does.
Change Up the Little Things
When was the last time you changed your mailbox, your street numbers, house name signage, or looked at the condition of your potted plants? All these little things can make a huge difference. So, take a good look at all your exterior accessories or garden knick-knacks and get them cleaned or replace them.
Upgrade Your Lighting
Finally, why not invest in a little exterior lighting upgrade? A few well-placed lamps can show off your home in the best way possible, attract the eye to its best features, and if you get motion sensors, it can also scare away burglars. Exterior lighting is a lot cheaper than you might think, and with a little creative thinking, you can create some wonderful effects that will boost your curb appeal by a significant amount.
Any more tips to add? Feel free to leave them in the comments section below!
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