It doesn’t take much to beautify your home, taking its curb appeal to a whole new level. Some steps you can take yourself, while others might require hiring a contractor. Here, we’ll go over the four things that can quickly beautify the exterior of your home.
Simply keeping your trees and bushes trimmed, and planting flowers can go a long way to beautifying your home. If you have a lawn, keep it watered and green. You can hire a lawn service to maintain your yard for you, but gardening can be a simple and enjoyable task.
If your front yard currently has very few plants, consider xeriscaping. This is a type of landscaping that uses native plants to reduce water usage. It’s especially popular in desert regions, but the principles can be applied anywhere. Not only is xeriscape easy to care for, but it also creates a very unique yard filled with non-typical plants.
Paint Your Home
A fresh coat of paint certainly will give your home a facelift. If you are ambitious, you can even do it yourself. However, before you begin, carefully consider your color scheme. If you live under an HOA, there might be color schemes you must follow, to blend in. But, if you don’t have an HOA, the colors you choose are up to you. You’ll want something that stands out but isn’t too unusual. Choosing very bright colors and odd combinations could reduce your home’s curb appeal.
Get New Windows
A bay window not only looks good from the outside but also adds a cozy space indoors. Bay windows give your home a classic look that’s very appealing.
Another type of window to consider is a greenhouse, or garden window. These are similar to a bay window, in that they bow out, but they’re designed for your house plants. Once again, a garden window not only looks great from the outside but also the inside. Imagine having a miniature greenhouse full of fresh herbs right inside your kitchen.
Get New Doors
Like new windows, new doors can lift the look of your home to a whole new level. Not only that, modern doors can add an extra layer of security. Often, the same contractors who specialize in windows also offer doors. By working with a window and door contractor, you can unify the fresh, new look of your home’s exterior.
All your home may need to improve its curb appeal is a tidy, cared-for yard and a fresh coat of paint. However, by investing in new windows and doors, you can also add significant value to your home.
Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.