Do you feel unhappy with your home’s exterior? Perhaps it appears somewhat lacklustre and has definitely lost its kerb appeal? If the answer to those questions is yes, it’s time to do something about the problem by giving your home’s exterior a stylish upgrade.
The thing is, you probably don’t know which changes or improvements you should make to improve your abode’s exterior appearance. With that in mind, take a look at the following recommendations and suggestions to give you the right inspirational starting point:
Make Some Exterior Finish Changes
You’ve probably gone outside and looked at your house and then compared it with those of your neighbours. You may have concluded that your home looks identical to all the others, save for different coloured tiles or windows and doors.
What if there was a way to make your home stand out from the crowd but subtly and tastefully? Thankfully, there is a way to achieve that goal by making some exterior finish changes.
For example, you could go for the Scandinavian look and apply some varnished wood cladding to your home’s exterior. It’s an excellent way to cover over any mismatched stone cladding, pebbledash, or even mismatched and highly weathered bricks and mortar.
Renew Your Windows
Whenever you look at any house from the outside, one of the first things you will notice is the windows. What do yours look like? If your description of your home’s windows is mostly negative, you should consider renewing them with brand new ones.
You can get windows in various colours and styles, and if you own an older period property, you can have windows fitted that are sympathetic to the overall style and design.
Another idea to improve the aesthetic of your windows is to get some louvres windows shutters installed. They can give your home’s exterior a distinct look, and they also protect your home against severe weather conditions.
Have Your Roof Cleaned
Homeowners don’t tend to think much about their roofs unless they cause ceilings to leak water or there are damaged roof tiles raining down on the ground. As you can appreciate, it makes sense to carry out some routine maintenance on your roof.
One of the tasks you should have carried out is to have your roof tiles cleaned with a pressure washer. It’s a great way to make your roof look like new, and it also helps to identify any damaged tiles or mortar that need replacement.
If you’re a keen DIYer, it might be a task you’d be happy to undertake yourself. Otherwise, it’s a good idea to hire a professional roofing contractor that will carry out the work for you safely and professionally.
Plant Some Shrubs
One final improvement you can consider is planting some shrubs. They can help you create natural borders to provide attractive visual ways of distinguishing boundaries between your home and those of your neighbours.
What’s more, they also help add some privacy to your home by blocking in views of your home’s ground floor from the street.