Small Tweaks to Make to Your Home's Exterior that Promise Big Results

by - Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Perking up your home’s exterior doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Nor does it have to sap you of every last bit of your free time. Occasionally, small, inexpensive tweaks can truly make a world of difference. Here are a few ideas to consider the next time your garden and/or patio is in need of a makeover.

Paint the front door

No need to follow any complicated DIY home improvement trends. You can add bucket loads of personality to your home by simply treating your front door to a vibrant lick of paint. Opt for something bright and cheery if you’re looking to make a head-turning impact, or err on the neutral side if you simply want to boost your home’s overall aesthetic value.

Plant some flowers

Nothing can lift the mood of a home quite as well as a myriad of freshly planted flowers. They are sure to improve the look of your garden and don’t cost all that much – especially if you buy seeds as opposed to flowers that have already bloomed. Furthermore, planting flowers affords you the chance to spend some time in the sun, which is relaxing and rewarding in itself.

But, since most of us simply don’t have the time to spend constantly maintaining our gardens, the gardeners GBG recommends planting low-maintenance flowers. Some popular favourites include lantanas, calibrachoas and New Guinea impatiens, just to name a few.

Tend to the windows

Window frames with peeling paint or grubby windows in general will definitely dampen your home’s appeal. By fixing these small issues, you will notice an instant improvement. Even if you don’t spend any effort on repairing the frames, a good window clean is sure to go a long way!

Keep pathways pristine

Pathways tend to get worn down pretty quickly, especially considering how much foot traffic they see on a daily basis. Even if they aren’t full of mud, there are sure to be plenty of weeds growing through the bricks or moss lingering on the sidelines. Either way, you can massively enhance your home’s pavement appeal by tidying up those pathways. It will take a bit of work, but the results will be worth it!

Fix those fences

Your home’s fences are some of the first aspects that anyone will notice as they walk by. This is why it is so important to keep them in tip top condition. You may want to consider replacing them altogether if they are showing signs of rust. However, if they simply need a few touch-ups, you can work miracles with a bit of new paint.

New furniture

Tired, old or damaged outdoor furniture definitely doesn’t give off a very good impression. Nor is it comfortable to sit on! With this in mind, a brand new outdoor furniture set should certainly have pride of place on your home improvement wish list.

The secret to these tweaks is to make them periodically, taking the time to fix and improve things as you go along. This will help to keep costs low and ensure that your home always appears well looked-after. 

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