If it has been quite a few years since you invested in your home’s exterior, you may have to rethink and put some money aside for projects to improve it. Not only does revamping your home’s exterior pose monetary benefits for you in the long run in terms of increased resale value, but they also help you create a welcoming home environment for your family and loved ones. The key here is to invest in your home’s curb appeal, and here are five ways how you can do so:
Work on your home’s landscape
Your home’s landscape is quite possibly the biggest part of its exterior, and hence when you attempt to up its curb appeal, this is the first thing you should be doing. Improving your home’s landscape may involve adding green plants, planting trees, adding rock features, using decorative concrete in the pavement and curbs, and adding pathway lights. You could also plant shrubs just outside your home’s immediate boundary to achieve a certain aesthetic.
Update your main doors
In addition to improving your home’s curb appeal, investing in its exterior should also focus on fortifying your home and improving security. You should invest in new security doors, especially if you live in a high-risk area, and the new doors are also going to be two-fold in their contribution if you choose them in a shade and style that ties in with the rest of your home. It is always a good idea to have your door and window frames in the same color or at least in the same color family to achieve a tied-in aesthetic for your home.
Invest in your home’s windows
Not only do windows affect your home’s interior, but they also have an impact on its exterior. By swapping your old and short windows for modern and taller frames, you would instantly update the look of your home’s exterior. While this may be a significant investment, especially if you have to lengthen or widen the existing window frames, the finished look will be worth every penny. Similar to how eyes are the windows to one’s soul, windows are the eyes of your house, and a visitor can tell a lot about your home by paying attention to the condition of its windows.
Repaint exterior walls
New paint always instantly lights up any space, and your home’s exterior is guaranteed to get a glow-up with a fresh coat of paint. The key here is to refrain from using brighter colors and choosing subtle colors that let your home’s architecture and complementing landscaping shine. If the window frames and doors in your home’s exterior are dark, you should choose contrasting paint in a shade of white that adds dimension to your home’s exterior.
Similar to how you change your home’s interior every few years to simply freshen your surroundings and make them appear more welcoming, the same effort is required for your home’s exteriors as well. The above-mentioned methods are great for giving your home’s exterior an extra “oomph” and are also likely to be worth your investment when they add to your home’s resale value.