Your home’s exterior is like a book cover. It gives everyone who looks at it an impression. To improve those first impressions, you also need to improve the exterior of your home. Here are three simple ways you can improve your exterior.
1. Install a Deck
Nowadays, decks are more popular in the back of homes. While that does provide some privacy, it can completely detract away from the front of the home. Having a large porch on the exterior of your home’s front makes your home look welcoming. It harkens to the days of old when people sat out on the porch and waved at one another or invited each other for dinner.
Porches don’t have to be difficult either. It doesn’t even have to be covered. Adding a porch to your exterior can completely change how it appears.
2. Plant a Garden
While planting a garden may seem obvious, it’s for a good reason. Having a garden either at the front or back of your home makes it look more welcoming and friendly. It can also add some color to your landscaping. Perhaps one of the best things about a garden is that it doesn’t have to require a lot of work.
There are a ton of different shrubs, flowers, and herbs that don’t require a lot of maintenance. You may only need to water them once or twice a week. All the while, they’ll be making your exterior look incredible.
3. Add Aesthetic Lights
Hanging lights in a tree or installing them along a pathway or driveway to your home can completely change how your home looks at night. Your home should look incredible no matter if it’s light or dark outside. Adding lights can create a professional landscape at a small price.
One of the ways that they can be used is to line a path or driveway. It also serves a practical purpose. You’re able to find your driveway with considerable ease when its edges are lit up.
Adding lights can even improve the security of your home. Thieves are less likely to try and break into a home that’s brightly lit up.
Finally, it can add intimacy to your home. Lights that are strung from a tree offer an almost mystical aesthetic. You can play around with several different lighting designs and brightness levels to create the right mood.
4. Do a Thorough Clean-Up
You might be surprised at how simply cleaning up the exterior surfaces of your home can improve its appearance. Pressure wash the siding and windows. Clean all of the concrete surfaces including sidewalks. You may want to hire a professional concrete cleaning service to do this. Remove leaves and other debris from the lawn to give it a neater appearance.
Lastly, clean the driveway. Dirt, oil spots, and weeds in a driveway will make your home look shabby.
Start Planning Your Improvements Today
Your home’s exterior can change drastically with these four simple changes. A porch or deck can completely change the profile of your home. A garden can add much-needed color. Lights can create a unique ambiance. Play around with the different choices today and transform your home’s exterior into something incredible.