Improving Your Home’s Exterior
You love the interior of your home, which you’ve made thoroughly yours, but you find that the outside is a little bit lacking. No problem! Whether you’re looking to sell your house or you simply want to add to its curb appeal, there are a variety of ways you can improve the look of your home’s exterior.
Outdoor Kitchen and Entertaining
There’s been an increase in the implementation of luxury outdoor amenities. If you’re the type who loves to throw a good party and you have a sizeable space to work with, consider building an outdoor kitchen. You can keep it simple with a grill and a few outdoor kitchen cabinets, or you can go full steam ahead and create a space that would rival that of a Michelin-starred chef. A fire pit, dining table and pizza oven are just a few things that you can add to create a cozy space. Go all out and install stone flooring that adds to the luxury.
If you have a green thumb, you’ll find the task of landscaping enjoyable. There are so many things you can do, you’ll probably have to reign yourself in. Color always appeals to the eye, so choose a few types of flowers that are hardy in your area and create a flower garden. Many draw in butterflies as well, which only adds to the beauty.
For a pop of color, add some mulch around bushes and finish it off with accent pieces such as fencing or decorative stones. Trees, bushes and shrubs work well at filling in spaces, while still adding character to your lawn. You can even add a stone walkway for a charming touch.
A New Coat Of Paint
It sounds simple, but sometimes all you really need to do to improve the look of your home is add a coat of paint. Over the years, the paint wears off in spots, leaving sections looking warn and in disrepair. If you have the proper tools, such as a paint sprayer and rollers, you can take on the task yourself. However, if you’re unable to, hire a professional to come out and do it for you. This is advisable when you have a two-story house or zero experience.
This is the perfect time to change your home’s color as well. Perhaps you’re tired of white and want to try a bolder color such as a darker blue or a bright yellow. Just make sure if you live in a community with a homeowner’s association that you’re not violating the bylaws.
Add Solar Panels
Want to update the look of your home and save money at the same time? The answer is solar panels. They are becoming increasingly popular due to their ability to cut down on your electric bill. Solar panels are easy to install and do not damage your roof. As a matter of fact, they protect your roof from both ultraviolet rays and the elements, making it last longer. As their popularity grows, more companies are offering them for sale. For example, in California, you can find San Diego solar companies that make it easy to save money. Talk about getting more bang for your buck!
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