I want you to close your eyes and remember a time when you drove up to the most beautiful home you could have ever imagined, something so perfect you couldn’t believe your eyes. Everything about this house is perfect to you, the exterior, the front porch, the landscape, everything is beautiful, and you feel all warm and excited inside. Every detail has been thought of, like it was made for you and you fall in love.
Wait, you’re telling me you have never had that experience, that only happens in the movies or for famous people with millions of dollars? Well, I am here to tell you that’s okay if it is not perfect yet, but it soon will be. I have some great tips for you to get an exterior you love so you can have that driveway moment!
1. Freshen Up Your Siding & Front Door
Your home’s exterior is exposed to all Mother Nature’s elements and after a while they start to leave their mark on it. To get your home back to its fresh original charm consider power washing all that dirt build up off. Although it can be a lot of work there is nothing quite as satisfying as power washing all the dirt and grime from your siding. Some other great options that may require a little more time and money are freshening up your exterior with a new coat of paint or whitewash your brick.
One of the easiest ways to boost your curb appeal is to have a front door that pops instead of one that just blends in. Painting your front door is a great first step and one of the easiest things you can do. It normally doesn’t cost too much either. When selecting a color go for something bold, that will enhance the other colors of your home’s exterior.
2. Brighten Things Up with Lighting
Something so important that can really tie your whole exterior together is lighting! With the dark early nights of winter here in Minnesota it is essential to have exterior lights to welcome you home. The lighting in your entry is very important to welcome all your guests so consider replacing your current fixture with something fun and fresh. Have some fun and add some smaller light sources for detail such as hanging lights or lanterns to accessorize your entry along as bring some light.
3. Keep Your Landscaping Crisp
Your landscaping and lawn care play a major role in your curb appeal for your house. If you regularly care for your lawn by mowing the grass, raking the leaves, getting rid of any weeds and keep the grass well-watered to avoid brown spots it won’t be a huge project. When it comes to your landscaping, try updating, your mulch or trimming any overgrown trees or shrubs. Another great idea is to bring in some color with a variety of flowers that will bring your yard instant color.
4. Select Beautiful Window Treatments
One aspect of curb appeal that is often forgotten is the view from the exterior into the home. What people see through the windows can play a major role in impressing people’s opinions. It is important to consider window treatments that compliment and fit the look of the exterior. The window treatments will also provide you with privacy from the exterior elements.
5. Accessorize with Decor
There are so many fun and creative ways to incorporate exterior home decor to your home. Try swapping out your old mailbox with something more modern. This can be a super easy project and will dramatically change your home’s curb appeal. To go with your new updated mailbox try changing the numbers on your house to something more stylish that reflects you and the architecture of your home. Another thing you can try is adding some front door decor like a wreath. Avoid seasonal elements that can date a wreath, instead find something that can work year-round.
Getting the dream home you have always imagined can be easy if you start by doing a few little things. Swapping out the old with the new can be a quick and inexpensive way to update your home. For those of you who have a little more time and money on your hands, doing more major updates can drastically improve your curb appeal and get the results you have always dreamt of. I hope my helpful tips motivate you to finally make the changes to your home, so you feel that warm and fuzzy feeling every time you pull up the driveway.
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