Improving your exteriors: 5 tips for making the outside of your home as attractive as the inside

When it comes to selling your home, it can be pretty frustrating when you’ve got the inside of the home looking perfect, but people are put off by the outside. Even if you’re not planning to sell, having the outside match the inside is important. It shows you’re taking care of your home, as well as simply looking good. But never fear; if the outside looks a little less than desirable at the moment, then you can easily do things to change it. Here are some ideas for you.

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Use Colour

You’re not likely to be as adventurous with colour on the outside of your home as you are with the inside, but it doesn’t mean that it has to be blank and boring; you can still use colour. It could be colour in the flowers and planters that you have in the backyard, or colour on the front door, garage door, or shutters. Do take into consideration the style and colour of the surrounding homes, though, so that it doesn’t look tacky and out of place.

Think Practicality

If you’re looking to sell up, then potential buyers will be looking to move right on into your home. So any changes that you make need to be ones that will benefit them and serve a purpose. If you have a pool, then looking into something like glass fencing for pools can be a good thing as it can serve a purpose for safety, as well as looking good and dividing up the backyard space. Think about seating and cooking outside perhaps, as well as decking or a patio space; what would work best, add value, and serve a practical purpose?

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Consider Rendering

If your home exterior is currently brick, then thinking about having it rendered could make your home look much more modern and stylish. Even if it is just the front of the home, it can make a difference. You can even get coloured renderings so you don’t even need to bother with getting it painted. So it could be an easy way to make the home look more stylish and modern without having to do too much work.

Add a Porch

If the front of your home is looking a little worse for wear, then how about adding a porch to perk things up? If the space is plain and lacking then it can really brighten the space up, as well as improving the kerb appeal of the front of your home. Alternatively, changing the front door or front windows could make a similar difference, depending on what kind of budget you are looking at.

Check Restrictions

Before you start on any major works, it is a good idea to looking into the rules and restrictions of what you can and can’t do. Your property may be listed, for example, or it may be attached to your neighbors and therefore have certain restrictions in place. So better to be safe than sorry and check this kind of thing first.