Weekend Makeover: 6 Ways to Smarten up Your Homes Exterior

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Nailing the perfect exterior of your home can be a little tricky with so many options for color schemes, furniture and accessories. Sometimes its tough deciding on the perfect exterior when you try to get durability, style, and trendiness all in one package. One thing is most important – you definitely don’t want to sacrifice style but you want to make sure your home is tightly sealed away from dampness and the cold.

Taking a little bit of time and effort to give your home’s exterior an update will not only improve its curb appeal, but make it a lot more welcoming to friends and family. Doing some exterior maintenance will also protect the home from long-term weather effects and will add value to your property.

Clean up Your Windows

You can make some minor changes to your home within a few days. First, clear up any unsightly debris that may be cluttering up the house’s façade.  Think about tackling any window frames that may need repainting or washing. You may want to check out our easy recipe to get your windows sparkling in seconds.

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Repaint The Front Door

Choose a bright colored, weatherproof paint that fits in well with the age and architectural style of the property, and repaint the front door.  Homeowners may even want to splash out on some new door furniture to complete the look.

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Stock up Your Garden

Don’t underestimate the importance of a well-stocked garden – even a couple of containers filled with bright flowers on either side of the front door can make a huge difference.  Attractive outdoor lighting will make the home look welcoming after dark, so stock up on solar powered garden lights to place along the front path. You may also want to pay close attention to your backyard. Dining alfresco is all the rage right now, and creating an outdoor escape where you can relax and enjoy an outdoor meal is priceless.

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Install Siding

For a longer lasting solution to the possible deterioration of the house, it may be worth considering using siding for the home.  Vinyl siding is one of my favorites since it’s extremely durable, and will save you tons of money in the long run unlike painted exteriors. It’s also a great way to shrink your electricity bills – the high quality insulation keeps the heat in during winter and the heat out in summer.

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Transform Your Exterior

If you ever dreamed of giving your home a cozy wood cabin look or a realistic stone appearance, now your their chance!  There are tons of choices to choose from that come in a variety of colors like seamless siding, shake siding or shingle siding, or wood cladding.

If you ever dreamed of giving your home a cozy wood cabin look or a realistic stone appearance, now your their chance!  There are tons of choices to choose from that come in a variety of colors like seamless siding, shake siding, shingle siding or wood cladding.

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Coordinate the Little Details

To add to your home’s new look, coordinate the guttering, windows, shutters and fences to the siding. This way you will create a unified new look that will transform your home and amp up your curb appeal!

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2 Responses to Weekend Makeover: 6 Ways to Smarten up Your Homes Exterior

  1. Alice White says:

    Nice job, Gwen! You did an amazing job! It’s so, so beautiful. That tile pattern is absolutely stunning. And the mirror is gorgeous!

  2. Dave says:

    Very good job about home exterior.

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