Improving Your Home’s Exterior

We spend so much time making the insides of our homes look amazing that we can often end up neglecting its exterior. It’s a shame because improving the outside of your home will make it way more attractive and it might even add value to your property too.

If your property is looking a little worse for wear on the outside, here are some of the best things you can do to give it a ‘facelift’ and make it look just as amazing as the inside:

A Quick Lick of Paint - Improving Your Home's Exterior

A Quick Lick of Paint

The easiest way of prettying up your home’s exterior is by giving it a fresh coat of paint. This will get rid of any stains and unsightly marks that might have appeared and remove peeling and unsightly faded paint jobs to give your property a whole new lease of life. Just make sure that you use high-quality masonry paint which will last longer and require far less maintenance than cheaper paints.

Replace Your Roof

Replace Your Roof

This is a pretty big job, so you aren’t going to want to do it unless you really have to, but if you’ve noticed that your roof has degraded in quality, and especially if it is leaking or structurally questionable, replacing it will not only improve the appearance of your home, but it will help to protect it too. You may even be able to claim insurance for a replacement, just look at to see what you need to do. Also, make sure that you hire a reputable roofing company to do the work, or it could end up being an even bigger disaster.

Render It

Having your home’s exterior rendered will instantly make it a million times smarter, even if you are only able to afford rendering for the front of the property which is more visible than the rest.  Renders come in a wide range of beautiful colors that will cover a multitude of sins and make the place appear much prettier, especially if you choose cute pastel options.

Keep the Windows Clean

Keep the Windows Clean

Something that will only cost you a few dollars each week, but which will make a huge difference to your home’s exterior appearance is keeping your windows clean. Windows that are dirty, streaked or starting to rot can really bring your home down, so keeping on top of the cleaning or having a professional from TX Window, replacing the frames when they are spent and perhaps adding a nice window treatment that can be seen from the outside will all make for a huge improvement. It’s so simple too!

Build a Porch

If the front of your home is a little lacking in character and you can spare the money, adding a porch is an excellent way of making it more interesting, Choose a porch that matches the style of your existing property and keeping it in good condition will really make your home look special. As will adding pretty lanterns, flowers and topiary to the porch.

A Note

Before you make any changes to your home, you should check that there aren’t any restrictions on what you can and cannot do in your neighborhood.

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