Ways To Upgrade Your Home’s Exterior

Ways To Upgrade Your Home’s Exterior
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    Making improvements to your home's exterior doesn't need to involve expensive, lengthy projects.

    There's more than one way you can upgrade your curb appeal without breaking the bank or having to deal with loud, disruptive construction.

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Keep on reading for some simple, effective ways to upgrade your home’s exterior.

Clean the Driveway

Your driveway is subject to daily wear and tear, which over time can cause it to crack, fill with potholes, or break apart. Repairing and finishing it with a fresh coat of blacktop sealer will remove any imperfections, making your driveway look shiny and brand-new.

If your budget is too tight to handle a full repair and resealing, just washing it can make a huge difference. You can rent a pressure washer for anywhere between $40 and $100 a day.

Start by cleaning the driveway of dirt and other debris, and then move on to the rest of your house. You can pressure wash the deck, fencing, and nearby pavement, along with any brick, siding, cement, or wood.

Spruce up the Paint

If your current coat of paint is bubbling, cracking, or fading, it’s probably time for an upgrade. But unless your exterior is showing excessive signs of wear and tear, you might not need to repaint the entire thing. Quick, simple touch-ups can make all the difference. Instead of focusing on the full exterior, start with smaller projects.

Make your front door pop with a splash of bold, eye-catching color, or paint over your old, splintering fence. If your deck, porch, and balcony are starting to look faded, you can restore them to their former glory with a brand-new stain or paint color.

Focus on the Little Things

It’s the smaller things in life that matter most. Did you know that this applies to your home’s exterior, too?

Making small, inexpensive changes, like swapping out furniture and decor, is a great way to improve your curb appeal. You can upgrade your dirty, outdated doormat to one that’s durable, easy-to-clean, and attractive.

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What about your house numbers? Replace your wooden ones for custom-made numbers in a sleek, shiny metal, or install brass numbers onto a piece of painted, colorful wood.

If you don’t already keep furniture on your porch, bring some in! Adding a small bench near your front door, if space allows it, can add both style and functionality. You can place packages on it while you’re rummaging for your keys or sit down for a relaxing evening outside.

Take Care of Your Plants

Another way to upgrade your home’s exterior is to add plenty of beautiful, vibrant plants. Shrubbery and flowers will give your exterior a beautiful and natural-looking appearance and, when done right, can make your home seem larger than it is.

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If you’re not big on gardening, you can choose low-maintenance plant shrubs and flowers. Some hardy perennials you can plant include catmint, daisies, hibiscus, and geraniums.

You can also buy fake potted plants that look just like the real thing. Investing in these convincing fakes is the perfect way to reap the benefits of plants without needing to do any work.

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