Exterior Design – Why It Matters

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Just as you care about the clothes you wear and the impression you give off, the exterior of your house is the first impression people see of where you live, and it says a lot about you. Many people forget to give the exterior of their home love that it deserves and spend too much time focusing on what is inside because it is where they spend their time and what they look at most. If you are guilty of ignoring exterior design, then here are a few tips on how you can spruce up the outside of your home and make it as beautiful as the inside.

Give It A Lick Of Paint

One of the easiest and most effective ways to update your interior design is to give it a fresh coat of paint, so why not do the same for the outside? Changing the colour of the front door can make your home stand out from the crowd and why stop there when you could paint the window frames or even the entire house? A lick of paint is the perfect way to breathe new life on to your house and can change the entire look. If you really want to make a difference then forget about sticking to conventional colours, choose bright colours and funky designs. Try adding a new statement door knocker too. 

Update Your Garage Doors

You can completely transform the outside of your home by having a new garage door or by getting your current one repaired or updated. 

Give Attention To Your Garden

People often forget about the front garden and while keeping a well-maintained garden can be a full-time job; you don’t need to spend that much time on it to make it look nice. A few potted plants, some garden furniture, a couple of ornaments and nice stones to make all the difference, and these don’t even require any upkeep. Take a look at New Life retaining walls which can really add character to the outside of your home or try adding paving slabs or stones for a walkway to your door. This is a really easy option and adds style to the front of your home.

Your back garden is important too and if you don’t feel you have the time to keep it maintained, then getting a gardener could be for you. However, it’s important to think about this first as gardening is a really good activity for both your physical and mental health and is also a great excuse to get outdoors and get your much needed vitamin D.  

Don’t forget the fencing

Having a lovely, beautiful and looked-after space outdoors is useless if you have chipped, dirty fences and an old creaky gate. A fence can be a great way to frame your property and is a great addition to the exterior of your home, as it adds a warm and homely look. If you already have a fence then paint it so it looks fresh and new and even change the colour. You could get some garden furniture to match too. 

 

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