How to Spruce Up Your Home’s Exterior

How to Spruce Up Your Home’s Exterior
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    You deserve a home that you can feel proud to return to.

    A home that looks great is easier to sell, encourages neighbors to similarly invest in their properties, and is something that can instantly turn a house into a home.

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Achieving such great curb appeal is not easy, nor does it come quickly. You need to invest in the design but more importantly need to keep up with all the maintenance that a great property such as yours deserves.

If you need help with getting started, never fear. This guide will help you through the process:

How to Clean the Exterior of Your Home

Before you look into designing or updating your home you will want to tackle the most crucial step: cleaning.

  • Power Wash

    Brick, wood, slide paneling – it can all be cleaned using quality pressure washing services.

    Power washing works by blasting away dirt, debris, mould and other buildup from the surface of your property.

    It is the essential first step before you can either repaint or reseal your home, and in the case of brick or stone can give it new life.

  • Sand and Seal

    A power wash can get rid of all the dirt, but if you need to clean up your wood trimmings you are going to need to sand it down again, seal it, and then paint it with specialist outdoor paint that will work to prevent decay on your door or window trimmings.

    This, of course, is if your windows can still be saved and don’t need to be replaced.

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How to Spruce Up Your Home’s Exterior

Now that your exterior is clean and the trimmings resealed you can work on improving the design.

  • Repaint Doors and Trimmings

    One of the best and easiest ways to give your home a facelift is to simply repaint the trimmings. If you haven’t had luck with the traditional white trimmings then try going for a striking black or another beautifully rich color. This small change will do wonders towards giving you a home that is stunning and eye-catching.

  • Add Decorative Elements

    There are multiple levels of decorative elements that you can add to your home’s exterior. Start first with changing out the doorknobs, knockers, lights and other fixtures. These small changes will make a big difference to the appearance of your home.

    From there be mindful. Sculptures, outdoor furniture, mirrors and more can all really pull together the design of your home, but there is no rush. Buy items slowly so you can build an organic, beautiful front and backyard.

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  • Invest in Landscaping

    The last way to improve your exterior is through landscaping. It is worthwhile to bring in a professional on this, as unlike the other options in this list landscaping naturally changes over the years. You need someone who knows plants who can help you design a front and backyard that will look as good today as it will in ten years. They can also help you choose plants that:

    • Naturally insulate your home
    • Bloom throughout the seasons
    • Are easy to maintain

Before you hire anyone it is a good idea to be realistic about the amount of care and maintenance you can dedicate to your gardens. Some plants need regular pruning, while others can be left alone for years without issue.

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