Much attention is paid to the interior of your home. You carefully consider the furniture that you decorate with, the design ethos, and the ornaments that put the finishing touch on the inside of your home. But equal attention can and should be paid to your home’s exterior. After all, if books are judged sometimes by their covers, houses are sometimes judged by their outward appearance. This article examines four ways in which you can make your home’s exterior more attractive and well-aligned with your overall aesthetic tendencies.
Garden and Lawn
Most family properties have some form of front garden that is the exterior of your home’s exterior. It’s a chance for you to impress visitors and neighbours, and stamp your own style on the greenery outside your home.
Consider buying an array of new plants to spruce up your front garden, and paint any wooden fencing to get it bright and fresh in preparation for the winter months. One of the timelessly beautiful looks for homes is lattice-work exterior surfacing, upon which ivy or other climbers can take root. This leads us neatly to the next element of exterior design.
Surfaces and Sidings
The actual physical exterior of your home could always use some improvement, whether that be in pressure washing the grime off bricks or considering a whole new look for your home’s exterior surfaces.
When considering the latter, don’t overlook the possibility of adding an attractive siding material to your home. Search for siding replacement companies to harness the exact look that you might be after. Or, if you feel that your current siding is a little on the tired and worn side, you can replace it with something bright, new and clean-looking – an especially good move if you plan to sell your home in the near future.
Windows and Doors
The other surfaces that constitute your home’s exterior are, of course, the windows that look into your home and the doors that grant entry into your property. Door improvements are largely based around a repaint and, perhaps, new brass knockers and features. A new slap of paint can really make the difference to the overall impression one receives of your home.
Hiring a regular window-washing professional is well worth it for the gleam they’ll achieve on your windows. Meanwhile, any window frame will equally benefit from a sanding and a new layer of paint (ideally the same color as your door).
Roofing and Tiles
Most homes have a slanting roof upon which are placed tiles that help water run-off at the same time as achieving a traditional, pleasant appearance. Terracotta is usually preferred in this area, although gray slate has been a favorite of minimalist exteriors for a decade now.
Even if you don’t plan on the costly endeavor of retiling your property’s roof, you will still benefit from replacing broken tiles, and giving them a once-over with an industrial brick cleaning device.
Home exteriors are symbolic of the owner, and if you’re looking to curate a smart and attractive home exterior, you’ll not go wrong by remembering some of the tips provided above.