How to Freshen Up Your Home’s Exterior

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Modern Australian Home

Million-dollar question –

What is the first thing people see when visiting your home?
a. Letterbox
b. Garden
c. Front door
d. All of the above!

If you answered D, then well done – you’re correct!

Being in the business for over a decade, all too common we’ve seen people pour all their focus onto perking up the inside of their house and forgetting the need to maintain their home’s exterior. A nicely maintained and designed house exterior comes with many benefits. Not only does it leave a lasting impression on your guests but it also adds personality to your home, improves quality of life, protects your home from external factors and could potentially increase your properties value too. Here are 6 easy tips to freshen up the face of your home:

Oh, gardens! You either love them or hate them. Whatever it is, embrace that feeling because it can determine how you work your home’s exterior. If you’re keen on gardening, make sure your garden is feeling and looking loved. Remove any eyesores, maintain your lawn and adorn with plants of your liking. Not only will this make your garden look amazing but it’ll also express your own taste and personality. If you don’t like gardening, don’t fret! Some things are just not meant to be. There are many creative alternatives to choose from, consider replacing your lawn with synthetic grass, stones or transform the area into a patio, porch or extra walkway.

Paint Job
Giving your home a new lick of paint is a great way to transform and increase the aesthetic value of your house. Here you can decide whether to simply refresh the current coat of paint or completely give your home a full makeover with new colours! Colours can completely change the energy and breathe new life into your home. Aside from aesthetic benefits, paint jobs are also functionally beneficial to your house. Essentially, they act as a protective outer shell, shielding the core layers of your house from external factors.

Maintenance – roof, siding, gutters

Is your roof, siding and gutters in need of some TLC? We often forget that the external layer of our houses is the layer that gets battered the most, withstanding all external factors e.g. wind and rain. A huge part in freshening up your exterior should be devoted to giving these functional areas a good health check. Identifying issues that need to be repaired, replaced, restored or resprayed, whatever it is, this health check should get our external shield back into full power in no time.

Leave a lasting first impression

Your front door is where you first welcome your guests, so why not greet them in style and leave a lasting first impression? You don’t want it looking outdated, damaged or visually displeasing. Treat your door as a focal point of your home’s exterior. If you’re looking for something that stands out, try painting your door with bold hues. Bright colours are not only fun but will instantly liven up your home’s street appeal. For a more modern appeal, update your door’s hardware and explore the different types, colours and materials there are. If you’re tech-savvy, maybe it’s even time to choose a smart door lock.

Besides from the obvious reason, lights can play a big part in enhancing the outlook of your home. Curated lighting placement can transform and set the ambience of the space. Envision what type of atmosphere you want to create and choose lights accordingly. If you want a space that is bright and illuminated, go for strong lighting sources. Whereas if you’re wanting to create something more artistic, experiment with various types of lighting like façade, pathway in-ground lights and bollards. These are usually light’s that are features in themselves (not purely functional).

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