I know a lot of people spend a fortune on the interior of their home. They renovate the kitchen, decorate the bathroom and get hardwood floors for the living area. The interior of the home looks stunning. But the exterior leaves a lot to be desired. In fact, it’s not uncommon to find that the exterior is in quite a mess. In my humble opinion, the exterior is where you should be focusing most of your attention. Think about it. You’ll see the interior of your home every day. But everyone else will see the garden, the front of your house and the driveway. When you look at it this way, it only makes sense to spend time and money on the exterior. Here are my best ideas.
Pull Out The Weeds
You might think that neighbours don’t notice when there’s weeds between the cracks in your paving. But they do. You need to be careful that you get all of them because a select few will still stand out. If you can’t pull them out, you can purchase weed killer that works a treat. It’s perfect for those hard to reach areas, especially if you don’t have a gardener. Once you’ve pulled out the weeds, you may also want to give your pavings a good spray with a high-pressure washer. You can get one of these washers at your local DIY store or just rent it out.
Fix Up The Driveway
Does your driveway look a mess? Usually, it’s because it’s made of lots of little pieces of granite or pebbles. Worse still, it could be grass and look like part of your garden. In the summer, this is going to look quite nice. But what about the winter months? Then that grass is going to get muddy, torn up and messy. It’s far better to look into getting a new covering for your driveway. Resin bound driveways are cheap to lay down and have the benefits of being permeable. Water won’t build up on top, making your driveway look a mess.
If you’re looking to give your home a little touch of extra style, try adding some potted plants near the front door. You can also think about putting a few in each corner of your front yard. This sections the garden and makes it look bigger. But it also gives your yard some life and colour. Both are going to make your home far more attractive in the eyes of neighbours and strangers walking by.
New Garage Doors
If you have garage doors at the front of your home, you may want to think about replacing them. Particularly, if they have an old fashioned style of design. For instance, you can replace metal garage doors with oak or pine. These look stunning and could even add a little value to your home. For an additional feature, you can consider installing an automatic opening system.
I hope you have fun using these tips to improve the look of your home.
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