When the average person thinks about home design, images of Scandinavian minimalist interiors or farmhouse cottages come to mind. Very rarely do people think about exterior design, however. Redesigning your home’s façade can be one of the most effective strategies for improving the quality and appearance of your house. This post will explore this topic in more detail and offer eight exterior design ideas you may find very interesting. Feel free to use any of the suggestions made in this post for yourself. Try to impart your own flair on them if you do, though.
1. Upgrading Your Roof
Your home’s roof is arguably its most important structure. Rooftops hold everything together. Something else to note about them is that they keep out damp, pests, and debris blown by the wind. Because of this, you need to keep yours working perfectly. A good way to do this is to invest in corrugated roofing sheets and use them to bolster your rooftop. A professional roofer will be able to fit them for you. Once you have strengthened your rooftop you can go ahead and think about improving its aesthetic appearance, i.e., by painting it or using interesting tiles. Any work to your roof should be performed by a professional roofing company. Under no circumstances should you attempt to make changes to it unless you have experience working with roofs. If you do not have experience, avoid making any changes to your roof as you’ll likely cause more harm than good.
2. Refitting Your Windows
Another good way to improve the appearance of your home’s façade is to refit and reinstall your home’s windows. Most people’s properties have very basic windows. Why not buy something a little more interesting? An example of an ‘interesting’ window is a Georgian sash one. You can buy reproduction Georgian sash windows for next to nothing online. Refitting them is a task that’s best left to the professionals, though. If you have never had to refit windows before, it is unwise to attempt to do the job yourself. You should be able to find a window installation company with relative ease on the Internet. Make sure that the one you hire has good reviews and lots of experience. A company’s experience can be ascertained from customer testimonials on their site, their gallery of completed work, and the amount of time that they have been operating.
3. Repainting Your Home
Repainting your home is the most basic way to improve the appearance of your home’s façade. It’s something most people have already done at least once in their lives. However, most people paint their properties in very basic colours when they do repaint them. If you want to repaint your house (and make it look great), why don’t you paint it an interesting colour, like sky blue or even pink? Repainting your home can look great if you do it well. Most people’s houses are painted a very basic white. Painting your home a colour other than white can make it stand out and is without a doubt one of the most effective ways of adding flair and character to it. You can further improve your home’s appearance by adding stucco to its exterior walls, and then painting over it, as stucco adds a nice layer of texture.
4. Improving Your Yard
Gardening is not an easy task. In fact, it’s arguably the most difficult task there is when it comes to improving your home’s outward appearance. If you do not have a lot of experience gardening, you’ll most likely find it very difficult. If gardening does interest you and you understand how important an attractive yard is, however, then you’ll be pleased to know that with a little bit of online research, you should be able to transform your yard into your own personal oasis. One of the main benefits of improving the appearance of your yard is that every single person who walks past will take note of how beautiful it is. If you do not have the time or energy to redo your garden yourself, consider hiring a gardener to do the work for you. You should be able to find one willing to help you for next to nothing online.
5. Marking the Boundaries
Marking the boundaries of your yard with a picket fence can make your home look a lot more attractive. Most people associate picket fences with suburbia. However, even if you live in a rural area, a picket fence can look very attractive, significantly improving your home’s outward appearance. There are lots of different types of fences that you can install beyond picket ones if you find that picket fences do not interest you. Make sure that you take time to find a type of fence that actually suits your home if you are going to buy one.
6. Thinking About Displays
Did you know that a great way to make your home look better from the outside is to put little displays up in your windows? There are lots of different types of displays, ranging from antique pottery to floral arrangements. Putting displays in your windows can lead to people stopping and looking through them, however. If you do not want people to look inside your home, displays are not a good idea. There are lots of online guides teaching people how to create window displays.
7. Setting A Pond Up
A pond could be another effective way to enhance your home’s appearance. Setting one up is a pretty easy thing to do, too. If you are going to set a pond up, make sure that you hire a company to do the work for you. There are lots of pond installation companies you can work with operating on the Internet. Find one with good reviews and a solid reputation.
8. Taking Care of Your Home
If you want your house to look its best, take care of it. A lot of people complain that they do not like the way that their houses look, but do not take care of them. Sweep your yard, fix any damages to the outside of your house, and keep your house looking clean and pristine.
Making changes to your home’s exterior can be an extremely effective way to increase its value and improve the way that you think about it. If you are going to make changes to it, make ones that really improve its appearance. The changes mentioned here are all good suggestions, and definitely worth implementing.