For your home to be a place you are proud to call your own, you must frequently maintain and upgrade it. It is important for several reasons, among which is that a nice interior and exterior can improve the overall quality of your life by creating a comfortable and inviting space for yourself. It also makes your house desirable for rent and future buyers if you ever decide to sell your home. Moreover, maintaining up-to-date homes improves the security of such a home, and it better safeguards the life and property of the owners, which is you.
There are especially many benefits to upgrading the exterior of your home, and this includes improved curb appeal, improved property value, improved safety and security, and enhanced comfort and enjoyment.
There are many ways to improve your home façade, including painting, adding new windows, outdoor lighting, landscaping, and repairing faulty areas. When upgrading your home exterior, it is important to consider your original façade design to ensure your new upgrades complement your home. The first thing you should do before updating your façade is to assess its current condition and decide on a color scheme.
Assessing the Current Condition Of Your Home Façade
Before upgrading your home exterior, access the current state of your façade to pick out the places that need updating or repair. When accessing your home façade, you can identify specific locations that need upgrading or the whole of your facade. You can then prepare the necessary tools you need to work, including the safety tools, in preparation for upgrading, or you can contact a professional facade engineer to assess and plan the upgrading for you.
Choosing a Color Scheme
Choosing a color scheme is important when working on your exterior upgrade. It is important for many reasons, such as it improves the home’s aesthetic appeal, making it appealing to the owners or potential buyers. For example, light color reflects more light and helps to keep the house cool. Knowledge like this enables you to choose the best color scheme. More so, different colors evoke different feelings. Therefore, carefully selecting the color scheme can go a long way in improving the appeal of a home.
Painting the Home for a Fresh New Look
Your front door is probably one you have passed by many times, the same boring color every time. The paint has probably started accumulating dirt from many hands touching it. It is perhaps not only your door that has this experience. There is also your fence, your post box, and your house’s exterior wall are all in need of a good dose of fresh paint. It will be refreshing, if not for any reason, but for your eyes to view something new and aesthetically pleasing. Therefore consider areas that need the painting on your exterior and work on them, making your façade more pleasing.
Add Landscape to Your Home
Adding flowers, trees, terrains, and other landscape attributes will greatly improve your exterior. It also raises the value of a house in the real estate market, and you can get a higher offer from potential buyers if you decide to sell. Landscaping your home helps to improve the quality of fresh air in your interior and exterior, it is also pleasing to the eye, and the plants you grow can be used for additional benefits like flowers, gifts, fruits for eating, and more. If you’re looking to revamp your home’s exterior, consider consulting with a landscape designer.
A list of new things you can consider adding to your property as an upgrade includes
There are some additional things that can make your exterior look even more pleasing. So, let’s go through them briefly;
- Adding new windows and replacing the old
- Adding outdoor lighting
- Upgrading your front door
- Adding a landscape to the exterior of your home
Adding Outdoor Lighting
Lighting is the most significant element when it comes to architectural design, whether it be interior or exterior. Choosing the right type of lighting for your exterior will help you enhance the beauty of its elevation and make it prominent to outsiders. If you want a cozy feel around your house, go for warm lighting. You can use down lighting fixtures and some spotlights around the landscape area. But, if you want your exterior to be brighter, make sure you choose bluish tones for lighting.
Fixing the Old windows or Installing New Ones
Your home’s overall look depends upon doors and windows as well. If they are not up to the mark, make sure you fix them. You can change the window frames, and make them metallic or wooden as per your requirements and selected theme. And, if you are high on budget, you can also choose new types of windows for your exterior to look more modern. If your exterior facade is subtle, then you can have a long ribbon window with some planters.
Decorate your Front Entrance or Porch
If you think your home entrance has scope for betterment, try to make it look prettier and more inviting. First of all, you have to speculate on its size and look for exterior porch designs to collect the best references for your renovation. Then, come up with a theme. You can either make it minimal yet beautiful with outdoor landscaping or you can change the materials by making it more lavish and contemporary. A tip is to go for a wooden pergola around the porch and put some planters over it. It would enhance the aesthetics of your front porch.
Adding a Landscape to the Exterior of Your Home
Landscape adds beauty to your exterior and makes a peaceful spot for you to relax and spend your leisure time amid beautiful plants and a serene environment. So, place some planters on your front porch. If you have a front yard, add some landscape furniture as well such as benches and a swing. To make it even more beautiful, you can make a gravel track, place some huge rocks, and put planters around it or you can add a small water body.
Start Upgrading your Home’s Exterior
Upgrading your home will improve its aesthetic appeal and make it a comfortable place for the inhabitants. However, you should know that not everybody can DIY their way into things. Therefore you should contact a professional façade designer to work on your exterior upgrade.