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5 Ways to Update and Refresh the Exterior of Your Home

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  • With fall just around the corner now this is the perfect time of year to tackle some exterior home projects. The temperatures have dropped making it much more comfortable to be outdoors and working.

    We’ve got five ways that you can update and refresh the exterior of your home, ranging in budget and time commitment.

    • 1) paint front door
    • 2) install engineered wood siding
    • 3) plan exterior lighting
    • 4) trim shrubs and trees
    • 5) build new walkway

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Give front door a new paint job


  • If you don’t want to spend a lot of money and time on a renovation project, but you still want an impact, painting the front door a bold new color is the way to go.
  • Don’t be afraid to be unique with your color choice and really step outside the box. Remember, it’s just paint and you can always change the color later.
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Transform the look of your home with engineered wood siding


  • Now here’s a renovation job that is rather drastic and is sure to transform the exterior of your home. By installing engineered wood siding you can actually change up the style of the home, and you have the added bonus of it holding up well over time and requiring little maintenance on your part.
  • If you live in a cookie-cutter style subdivision this is a great way to give a sense of personality and uniqueness to your home.
  • What’s really amazing about going with engineered wood siding, other than low-maintenance and impressive durability, is the fact you can choose from many different colors, textures and finishes. This will help to create that unique vibe you’re going for.
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Work on an exterior lighting plan


  • This is also the perfect time of year to start working on an exterior lighting plan. With the days getting shorter that extra light outdoors will be very much appreciated in another month or so.
  • It’s not only practical, but it will help to add beauty to the exterior. You can even position lights in a way that highlights unique features and details on your home, landscaping, a special tree, and so forth.
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Trim back overgrown hedges, trees, and greenery


  • Fall is also the perfect season to do a little pruning of the garden and trees. Remember, what you do now will be affecting the growth next year.
  • Doing an annual trim can help to promote healthy growth next year and it also makes the exterior look cared for and tidy.
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       some shrub and tree pruning tools to consider      

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Install a walkway


  • A walkway can also make a great addition to the exterior, as it provides a clearly defined and safe path to walk along. You can choose from a variety of materials and make the walkway as elaborate or casual as you want.

    Achieve that fresh new look by using these tips you’ll be able to achieve that fresh new look to the exterior of your home.

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       some pathway stones to consider      

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