AD | A dated facade can really age your property and bring down its kerb appeal. Whether you are moving into a neglected property or have left your house untouched for some years, now is the time to spruce up the exterior. A fresh look will not only make you fall back in love with your home but can increase its value too.
Here are our top tips on what you can do to update the outside of your house to freshen up its look.
Add a New Garage Side Door
When it comes to the exterior of your property, an outdated garage door can really let you down. What is even worse than this is if you have a side door which doesn’t match your main garage doors. This creates the overall impression that the property has not been well looked after or maintained – even if that is not the case.
Garage side doors should always match your main garage door, to create a uniform look. By investing in a matching set, you can refresh the exterior of your property, giving it a modern look. Adding a new garage side door will also allow for convenient pedestrian access without needing to open the garage door itself.
Do Some Landscaping
Most people underestimate the impact that their garden has on the overall look of the property. No matter how big or small your garden is – if you have one – neglecting it will do your home no favours. Even if you have a paved drive and no front garden, adding a few little touches of colour and some potted plants will really freshen up your home.
For larger gardens, it’s worth keeping them looking prim and proper. This makes the entire property look well cared for, whether your intention is to sell or simply refresh the look of your home. You can also plant some colourful flowers to really bring your garden to life, just ensure that these are well looked after.
Replace Old Windows
Old windows make the whole house look dated. They can also cause serious issues like draughts and affect how well your home is insulated. Getting rid of your old windows will solve both of these problems. You can do away with any insulation worries and, at the same time, give the outside of your house a more contemporary look.
At the very least, if your windows are looking worse for wear, you should give them some TLC. Replace the sealant if it is looking weathered and give the window frames a fresh coat of waterproof window paint.
Update the Front Entrance
It doesn’t matter if you update or replace, but when it comes to your front door it’s important that it looks its best. Often the entrance is what makes a property look the most dates and updating is the perfect way to give the outside an instant face-lift.
For a contemporary facade, a sleek, modern entrance door will be just the thing to bring your house up to date. It will also have the added benefit of improving insulation and security. In the case of period properties, refreshing the look of your entrance can be trickier.
Thankfully, there are plenty of modern front doors which are designed in a period style.
Remember, there is a big difference between your front door looking old and worn out, and looking like it is in keeping with the same period as the rest of the house.
Consider Outdoor Lighting
Lighting can often transform a space, both indoors and outside. In the case of outdoor lighting, it can not only act as a safety measure but also increase the kerb appeal and value of your property.
If you have a front garden, consider adding some solar-powered lights dotted around the edges to, quite literally, brighten the space up. Your porch and front path are also excellent places to add lighting for a contemporary and welcoming look.
* This is a pre-written sponsored post