Making your home exterior look pretty

We’ve all strolled by some gorgeous houses while we have been on holiday and dreamed of living in a house that looks like that. The magnificent wood paneling. Or the style of windows. Something about a pretty house seems expensive, classy and so well maintained. It looks difficult, but like most things a bit of effort and some time (and cash) investments - people will walk by your house as say ‘I wonder what it is like living there.’

Think about what matters to you the most. Is it the exterior itself? If so you should take a look at siding contractor, Lifetime Exteriors. Do you want a stone look? That beautiful Swedish style? Bright wooden cabin in the woods look? Whatever it is - that will likely be the first job for you to take care of. Once you know the style you hanker after, you can design the rest to fit the house - and not the other way around.

Have a walk around your neighborhood and see if there is a theme that people tend to stick to. Do you want to blend in or stand out? The first step will probably be getting rid of whatever render you have and a few weeks worth of rubble - but it will be worth it in the end.

Think about your front lawn. If the outside of your house is looking quite stunning, then don’t let your grassy patch give you down. Get some ideas together on how to make you front garden presentable and pretty. You could consider the following:

  • Adding some rose bushes
  • Placing some garden ornaments
  • Removing all of the weeds
  • Keeping the grass trimmed and neat
  • Place potted plants outside your front door

Windows are an essential feature. Somehow shutters tend to look classy and effortless. Although you will have to keep them clean for them to have that impact. If exterior shutters just aren’t to your taste. Consider a fancy trim instead.

Something you will find on most houses that make your heart flutter a little is windows boxes. Fill them with ivy, some mini evergreens, or pansies. A common trend right now is succulents, which are beautiful and hardy - perfect for the long haul of window box living.

Replacing your path a steps with something more in keeping with your ideas. You could opt for rustic style pavings stones of an inconsistent size and shape, or you could have super smooth black tarmac.

You might need planning permission but think about something like a dormer window. It allows you to add extra light inside the property and gives a lot of character on the outside. It’s a bit like a magic trick really, but they make your home appear much more significant from the outside.

Sometimes it really is all about the outside of a property. If you are going to be selling your property any time soon, then you’ll certainly boost the value and interest with a few of these simple tips.

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