The first thing people see about your house is your curb appeal. However, we rarely focus on making our house pretty from the outside – we first focus on interior design and the exterior only if we have some leftover money, which is usually not the case. Nevertheless, after you finish designing your home from the inside, you should consider upgrading it from the outside as well. There are some simple ways you can do that; some of them are affordable while others require a more substantial financial backup. You can look at it as an investment as improving your home’s landscape will increase its value. Take a look at some ways you can achieve the effect of a dreamy home.
1. Upgrade doors and windows
When on the topic of tricks to make your outdoor space look expensive, we should start with the essential features of your home i.e. doors and windows. Old and shabby doors and windows won’t have a positive effect on what you’re trying to achieve. So, if this is the case, you should consider replacing them with some new, modern alternatives that will fit in nicely. When choosing the doors and windows design you should keep in mind the overall aesthetics of your home. Updating doors and windows can also have other positive effects, such as preventing air and water leaks.
2. Add some greenery
Every outdoor need some greenery to be eye-catchy. When choosing plants for your outdoor scenery, make sure that they have everything they need so as to thrive. However, if you prefer to have something more useful than some just decorations, you should try planting some fruits and vegetables. Vertical gardening can spruce up your outdoor while it is beneficial for you and your family. Also, it does not need much effort. You can use hydroponic farming, and the vegetables will basically grow by themselves. On the other hand, if you like to use the colors of flowers to create a jolly yet luxurious outdoor, you would better try flowers like sedums, petunias, geraniums, etc.
3. Refresh the walls
The next considerable feature of your home’s exterior is the walls. Dingy and worn out walls affect the curb appeal – and not in a perfect way. For walls in a really poor condition, you can consider siding. It can transform your home’s exterior completely. If just repainting the walls won’t do the trick, then you should certainly consider the afore-mentioned option. There are different kinds of siding and most of them are completely easy to install. They come in textured or smooth finishes with a variety of colors and patterns. Any type you choose, you won’t have the expenses of concrete and cedar wall panels. Also, you will get rid of repainting your house exterior every now and then.
4. Redesign the entry
Redesigning the entry would be like a cherry on top, if done in the right way, of course. There are so many awesome ways in which you can upgrade your entry. For example, you can lay a path by using some path-suitable materials such as cobblestone, brick, or even concrete, which you can paint in different colors. A luxurious combo of colors would be black and gold, for instance. Additionally, for an even better impression, you can line the path with some greenery and colorful, scented flowers and perhaps add some floor lighting for a more romantic appeal.
5. Add some light
Lighting is such a powerful feature that is often overlooked, and yet it’s so simple. You can opt for floor lights, string lights and other types of outdoor lanterns. One is for sure, proper lighting will make your home stand out even during the night. Different lighting will have different effects, for example, soft lights will give your home a more laid-back look, while bright lights will give off a lively atmosphere.
These are just some of the things you can do to enhance your home’s look from the outside. Depending on your budget, you can choose some or all of them and start working on them. You can also consider the landscape around your home as well as the seating area.
Your house exterior is something that impresses the passerby, neighbors or even your guests before you’re the interior. Therefore, it can be served as a sample of your entire home. Take the tips in this post into consideration to upgrade your house to a new level.
About The Author: Alison Pearson is an interior design student. She is a content creator, but her ultimate passion is design and creation. She is also a bibliophile and her favorite book is “The Sound and the Fury” by William Faulkner. Follow her on Twitter.
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