It doesn’t matter if the spring is around the corner, or you’re preparing for the winter, your house should always look good. As the new season is coming up, you should consider making some improvements around the house. The first thing that comes to your mind is probably interior design, however, what we usually overlook is the exterior.
Everyone wants to live in an eye-appealing house, but not everyone is willing to invest some time in making it look beautiful. To spice up your home exterior, you don’t have to invest large amounts of money or to spend days and even weeks on designing a perfect yard, you don’t even have to hire a professional to assist you. A sunny afternoon, goodwill and friends or family is all that you need to improve your exterior for the upcoming season.
1. Improve your entryway
No matter how much we deny it, other people’s opinions matter to us. Whether it’s a film recommendation or an opinion on how our house looks, we cherish them for our future improvements. Of course, we want to make a good impression. So, if you want to impress your guests and neighbors, improve your entryway as it’s the first thing everyone sees when approaching your house.
If the front gate or the door is rusty and worn, it’s time for a replacement. You don’t need to be an expert to replace the door. Simply remove the old door, measure the width carefully so the measurements of the door frame and the new door match. If you’re not able to buy a new door, the least you can do is give the old one a new coat of paint. You can opt for classic wood or an authentic color that will make your home look interesting and eye-catching.
2. Add lighting
There is nothing better than sitting in your yard on the fresh summer evening enjoying a glass of wine and chatting with your friends. Your house is a central hangout place during the summer as it has the prettiest backyard. But no one likes to sit in the dark.
You have a few options to consider when installing the lighting. You can opt for the lighting that highlights trees in your yard, or that illuminates the walkway or even illuminating the house exterior. If installed correctly, lighting is the perfect way to emphasize the beauty of your house. You can even use the combination of all three, but don’t overdo it, you don’t want to be renowned as the Las Vegas of the neighborhood.
3. Rendering and painting the walls
Every once in a while, a house needs complete render and paint job to refresh the walls and fix some holes created over time. Even though you’ll need more than just a couple of hours to completely renovate the exterior walls, you will be satisfied with the outcome. You can even ask a couple of friends to help you to get the job done faster.
If you want your house to look classy and inviting, choose a more neutral paint color. On the other hand, if you’re more of a vibrant color house type, choose bright colors to emphasize your originality. When rendering the walls, make sure you’re using professional acrylic rendering premade mixture. This type of render is used as a decorative finish and it comes in various colors. It highlights the beauty of your house and adds a lovely touch on it. The best thing about acrylic render is that it’s long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing.
4. Yard and lawn
The way your yard looks has a great impact on the whole impression of your house. Isn’t it better to have a nice and tidy lawn, with lawn chairs, some flowers, and a stylish garden rather than a yard filled with weeds and rubbish? The first step to having a beautiful backyard is getting rid of all the unnecessary furniture, car parts and junk you’ve been storing there. Once you’ve finished with that, you can start by mowing a lawn and trimming bushes.
As your yard is tidy, consider planting some flowers. They will be a nice touch and they will add color to your garden. Besides that, you can add a table and lawn chairs and make a cozy seating area for you and your family and friends to enjoy. It will be their new favorite hang out place and your early morning wind-down corner.
As you can see, spicing up your exterior design doesn’t have to be a hard job. It can be done with minimum investments regarding money and time, but the most important thing is patience and goodwill. Just by changing a couple of things in the yard and on the walls, your house will be the beauty guru of the neighborhood.
BIO: Ron Wolf is a hobby designer and a DIY enthusiast, and, above all, a very blessed father of two. Besides that, he has a strong passion for writing. He is a featured blogger at various blogs and magazines in which he shared his research and experience with the vast online community. If he is not working he enjoys being outside with his family. Hiking, bike riding, and BBQing are always a thing for him. In the evening, he likes to watch documentaries or build something with kids in their lego corner.
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