The external appearance or façade of your home is an essential part of its overall look. You can spend a great deal of time and money in designing and creating splendid interiors, but if the frontage of your house is not given due attention, it greatly mars not just the visual appeal of your property but also its value in the real estate market. A home that looks great on the outside is sure to vow everyone, from your guests to potential buyers in case you’re planning to sell in the near future.
Regardless of your motivation to have a house that looks beautiful on the outside, maintaining good-looking exteriors is not difficult, provided you give it ongoing care and attention. Here are three tips that will help you retain or restore the original fantastic look of a newly built/renovated home.
Enliven your main entrance with greens
One of the easiest and most economical ways to improve the curb appeal of your house is by placing lush green and flowering plants and small trees in pots around the front door and on the porch. With the spring season in full swing and the summer approaching, you can find plenty of low-maintenance plants and trees that will cheer up your front door and infuse life into a concrete façade.
The foliage has a way to instantly refresh any space and they’re extremely pleasing and soothing to the eye. If you have a front yard, give it some TLC so that it looks just as great as your interiors.
Keep the exterior walls in top shape
Ensure that the paint on the outside walls, especially the façade, is not chipped or discolored. Consider doing a fresh coat of paint every year or every other year based on how much weather damage the walls have suffered. If the rendering has attracted a buildup of mold, algae or lichen, you can have it soft-washed by a professional and restore its original look.
Hire a professional render cleaning service so that the frontage of your home will stay clean and free of unsightly algae formations which are both a visual pain and a health hazard.
Install designer lighting on the porch
Use lighting cleverly on your porch and/or the main door to create a distinct mood that reflects your personal style and enhances the overall look and feel of your house. And remember that designer lighting need not be expensive. You can easily find a beautiful wall lantern or a pair of quirky pendant lights online or at a local thrift store or seconds sale.
To add a soft glow to your yard and walkway, place solar lights among the pots and flowerbeds. They will light up on their own as the sun sets and give your home a warm yet subtle glow. You can also use pretty string lights around the year to give your home a celebratory look—switch them on special days when loved ones are visiting or when celebrating important family occasions.
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