If you care just as much about having a home that looks good on the outside as you do about having a stunning-looking home interior, here are a few basic exteriors design tips that you need to know about.
Replace your garage doors
If you have a front-loading garage, it can look like something of an eyesore on your property with its ugly corrugated metal door. The good news is, there are lots of companies selling much nicer solid wood garage doors which you can use with your front-loading garage to soften it somewhat and create a unique look for your home. You can leave the wood natural or paint it gray, red, or even pink if you want to make it into a really quirky design feature and it will look so much better than those metal doors.
Replace entry doors
Entry doors are also an easy thing to replace that will make your home look so much better. Opt for more interesting doors with stained glass windows or which are made from pink PVC instead of the normal white or brown wood. Invest in stylish door furniture like knockers in the shape of lion’s heads or handles made from twisted metal, and maybe even collect some natural materials to make your own wreath to hang up and welcome your guests with too. It’s amazing how much difference a pretty front door can make to your property.
Upgrade your windows
One change you can make that will improve both the interior and exterior of your home is to upgrade your old windows. Your windows are likely to be one of the major focuses on the exterior of your property, so the better they look, the better your home will look as a whole. If you take a look at Lakeside Renovation & Design, you will see that modern replacement windows come in a range of styles, sizes, and even colors. Try to choose a set that is sympathetic to the period and design of the rest of your property if you want them to look truly amazing.
Paint the brickwork
When it comes to exterior design, it does not get simpler, or more effective, than painting the brickwork. However, if you own a period home with original brickwork, I would think twice before painting as they are a unique and timeless feature that can really enhance the value of your home.
If your brickwork is nothing special, you can definitely give your home a facelift by painting them a more attractive color. White, gray, and cream house paint are always popular because they make your home look clean and sophisticated, but if you want to do something a little more quirky, then pastel pink, seafoam green, or powder blue can look amazing too, just think about whether the color you choose is in keeping with your home’s character, and check that there are no rules about house color in your neighborhood.
Front porch decor
If you have a front porch, making it seem as welcoming as possible is an easy way to make your home as a whole seem more attractive, welcoming, and cozy. Start by investing in a nice welcome rug made from natural materials and place it in front of your porch door. Then, invest in either a classic rocking chair, wicker chair, or if you like something a bit more modern, perhaps a plastic egg chair. Wrap the porch with fairy lights or place a lantern on either side of the door, along with a couple of plants in pots. You’ll be amazed at how much better your home’s exterior looks just by giving your porch a simple makeover with the right accessories.
Landscape the garden
Landscaping the garden is probably one of the best ways to improve your exterior design. It should start with manicured lawns, or if you have patio stones or driveway instead of lawn, you should take the time to power wash those so that they look as good as new. Then, prune any bushes and trees that are overgrown, plant lots of flowers in as many pretty colors as possible around the perimeter, and give the wall or find a fresh bit of paint. Then, it’s just a matter of maintaining it if you want your home to look good all the time.
As you can see, it is actually pretty simple to create a home that looks just as good on the outside as it does within. So, what are you waiting for?