Owning a house is one of the most rewarding things in the world, and it can be really fun to start working on decorating your space to add that personal touch. When you do finally begin to carry out some improvements on your home, you may be forgetting one important thing: the outside. Of course, they all say that it’s what’s on the inside that counts… but you want your home to look and feel inviting from the outside too.
Here are some simple ways that you can transform your home from the outside and make your home stand out from the rest on your street.
The Front Door
The first thing that anyone sees when they come to visit your home is the front door. That is why a really simple way to make your home feel unique and new is to paint your front door. It doesn’t have to be a bright, crazy red or blue- you could opt for a softer or more neutral color instead. Whatever you choose, it will make an impression on visitors and passers-by!
Be Brave With Colour
Now, you don’t have to join forces with your neighbours and turn your street into a rainbow, but a little splash of colour over rendered walls could give your home a new lease of life. Soft colours are the best choice as they aren’t too in your face and won’t offend your neighbours too much.
Flowers are always the answer when you want to add in a splash of colour to a room or even if you just need to fill a small area in the corner of your living space. The same applies to the outside of your home. Hanging baskets looks beautiful against a white or pastel wall, right next to your front door. It softens the front of your home and helps to make it more pleasant to look at.
Your Front Garden
If you don’t have a front garden, then there’s no need to worry about this. If you do, you want to make it look beautiful, tidy and colourful to make a positive impression on your guests. If you don’t want to have to worry about the upkeep of your front garden, then don’t fret; choose hardy plants such as Buddleia, Hydrangea, Pogonia and Rhododendron. All of these will give you beautiful flowers through the spring and summer, and will be hardy enough to last without too much care.
It’s not just the aesthetic elements you want to worry about with your home, it’s also the structural ones. You always want to make sure that your home is as safe and secure as possible, so tending to your brickwork is an excellent way to do this. Using a company such as Refined Exteriors, you can ensure that your home is structurally sound and secure, as well as having attractive brickwork adorning your home.
Your roof is what makes your home watertight and turns it from a shell to a shelter. It is also what enables you to keep a constant temperature in your home during cold nights and protects you from the elements. You should always make a habit of checking your roof as you approach your home. This way you will be able to see when things start coming loose and you’ll be able to get the work redone.
The Back Yard
If you are fortunate enough to have a yard at the back of your property, make sure that you make the most of the space you have. Being able to sit outside with a glass of iced tea on a summer’s evening is the ultimate way to relax. Find yourself a small set of chairs and a table to place in your yard so you can enjoy being outdoors and breathe in fresh air. You can also make the most of limited planting space by placing a few decorative pots in your yard and filling them with beautiful shrubs. Any small way that you can improve your yard will make you living experience much more enjoyable.
Open Up Your Home
If you have the space, install a conservatory or even have French doors placed in your kitchen leading out into the garden. It will bring a ton of light into your kitchen and give you that feeling of extra space.
Have Fun With Lighting
Have other ideas? Feel free to share in the comments.