Most of us spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars ensuring that our home’s interior is outstanding, but we tend to put much less effort into the exterior. This is kind of foolish because more people will see the outside of our homes than ever see the inside of them, and homes need to have curb appeal if they are to attract buyers when they go on sale.
So, if the exterior of your home hasn’t had any attention in a long time, you might want to think about giving it a pretty new facelift. Here are some simple tips for doing just that:
Clean It Up
Sometimes, washing your face is all that you need to do to appear fresh-faced, and the same is true of the average home. If your home’s exterior is generally in good condition, you might need to do nothing more than give it a good clean with a power washer to have it looking in its prime again.
Trim, Mow and Prune
The Garden is as big a part of your home’s exterior as the building itself, so be sure to take care of the outdoor space when you’re giving your home a facelift. If you don’t want to spend too much time or money on this, at least ensure that trees and bushes and trimmed and pruned and that the lawn is regularly mown.
If you do want to go the extra mile, think about repainting the fences, or repairing any crumbling walls, planting flowers, hanging baskets and perhaps even laying new paving stones. All of these things will help your garden to achieve its full potential.
Remodel the Exterior
This is a job that will cost more and take more time, but it will make a dramatic difference to the appearance of your home. The best modeling jobs to give your home a fresh new look are siding and roofing installation, especially if your roof is old, damaged and dirty and your walls the same. If you do decide to remodel the exterior of your property, be sure to call in a professional if you want the finished product to look flawless.
Clean and Replace the Windows
Nobody likes windows that are streaky and covered in dirt, grime and bird droppings. It makes the home look messy and unkempt, even if it’s spotless inside, so take the time to regularly clean your windows, and if they are over 15-20 years old, consider replacing them entirely because the wood could begin to rot and the seals start to be less efficient.
Add a Lick of Paint
If your home looks dirty and a good once over with a power washer simply isn’t enough to get rid of the grime, it might be time to get your ladder out and start painting. Giving the walls a fresh coat of paint in a nice neutral white, gray or cream is the ideal way to transform hr look of your home on a tight budget.
Has your home recently had a facelift? What did you do to get it looking better than ever?