When you spend a lot of time in your house, you start to get used to the environment. This is when obvious signs that your property’s exterior needs some TLC go unnoticed. Step outside and take a good look at your home from the driveway. We bet you’ll see a few things that could use improvements, most of which are probably on this list.
These five tips can make you feel like you’re driving up to a brand-new home.
1. Bring Your Roof to the Next Level
As long as the roof isn’t leaking, you may not think too much about it. However, your roof can make a big difference in your home’s overall impression on neighbors. Your roof doesn’t have to be a boring asphalt gray! Just as houses can come in every color, you have many options for new roof shingles, which will make a huge difference in your property’s curb appeal. Choosing the best roof shingle colors for your home will depend on the following qualities of your home:
- Exterior color
- Personal taste
2. Focus on What’s Front and Center
The huge centerpiece of any home. Every visitor must pass through it. Constantly on display to both friendly neighbors and also the environmental elements. So when was the last time you checked on how it’s doing? A faded, beaten front door is the first impression your guests have when coming to your home. Make sure it represents what you want them to see.
If your front door needs to be replaced, it may be best to seek a professional’s help. However, if your door is merely begging for a new coat of paint or you want to add a pop of color to it, this is a simple DIY project for your weekend. Grab a can of paint, and get to work! You’ll thank yourself later. Such a simple project can pay dividends on your house’s appeal.
3. Add Color to Your Lawn
While you’re looking at a new color for your door, take a look at your lawn as well. A well-kept lawn is great, but variety and color in plants scream “Gorgeous!”. Many plants and flowers are low-maintenance. While they won’t take much of your time to plant and care for, they will greatly add to your home’s general beauty.
4. Shed New Light
Don’t keep your home in the dark! Proper lighting will brighten your house and give it that welcoming, cozy feel that everyone loves. Make sure that you are highlighting the best parts of your home. Your front door, any pathways, and the best parts of your lawn should be on full display for passersby!
5. Wash Up!
You can do all the DIY projects and bring in all the experts. But at the end of the day, a clean home is a beautiful home. When was the last time you really washed those windows? Does the driveway look faded from years of use? Giving the exterior of your house a good washing will improve your home. No paint, hammer, or nails required!
If you are ready to spruce up your house, here are five simple ways to do it! These projects vary in price, and most can be done yourself if you’re up for the task. Giving the exterior of your house a glow up might seem daunting if you like to spend weekends on the couch, but these five tips are simple ways to make an impact. Try switching out the shingles, painting the door, adding color to the lawn, and washing the driveway. Then, take another look – you’ll see a difference!