When it comes to home maintenance there seems to be an uneven weighting placed on the interior, with the outside of the house getting left behind. On the one hand, this makes sense. After all, we spend a lot more time indoors than we do looking at our home from the outside.
On the other, the exterior of your home makes a big first impression on guests and is also the first thing you see on your way back from work or on your return from a long holiday. If you think it’s time to put as much effort into how your home looks on the outside as on the inside, then here are a few projects to get started with.
Come in, come in
Take a few steps away from your front door and asks yourself, “If you were a complete stranger, does this house look welcoming?” If you don’t like your answer there are a few things you can do.
Creating a walkway that leads up to your front door is an effective way of demonstrating that you want people to come in. You can do this by installing a few paving slabs or using small hedgerows to guide visitors up to your front door. You can also try to make your door itself as welcoming as possible. Giving it a bright colour or wreath will add character to the front of your home and make it more inviting.
Fix the outside for a better inside
It stands to reason that the outside of your home has a major influence on the inside. The windows, doors and roofing can determine how much light and heat you let into your home, for example.
Choosing the right exterior features for your property, therefore, can make the difference between the right home for you and the wrong one. Choose a home retailer like Bifold Shop, which has a wide range of options available so you don’t end up with windows that don’t let in enough light, or doors that let out all the heat.
Clean and tidy
Before you decide to knock down your entire home and start again, it’s probably worth seeing if some tidying might do the trick instead.
Give your exterior walls a clean using a power wash and it’ll make your home look brand new again. You’ll be amazed at how much dirt can accumulate on the sides of your house over the years and it can be quite hard to notice until it’s all been removed. However, make sure you follow all the necessary safety precautions before using the power washer.
Also, be sure to give your lawn a trim and get rid of any loose leaves that may be spoiling your crisp, clean garden. When it comes to getting the exterior look that your home deserves, the first step is always a bit of elbow grease.
Next time you’re thinking about carrying out some home renovation, remember that the first thing that people notice when it comes to you house isn’t your new sofa or shiny bathroom, but how your home looks on the outside.