Aug 03, 2018
There’s a big difference between a house and a home. Most people assume that you can transform one into the other simply by adding personal pictures and ornaments.
But it takes more than that. You need to create a home that you love living in; this means making the inside and the outside as attractive as possible.
Follow these simple steps and you’ll have a home that you’re proud of in no time:
There is a huge array of cladding options on the market. Whether you’re looking for wood, vinyl, metal or even a more modern material you’ll find it’s possible to use it to cover your home.
Cladding will instantly transform your home, reduce your heating and cooling bills and even save you time and money on maintenance.
It’s important to consider your yard when making your home look more attractive.
It’s advisable to keep the front yard simple. The front door should be the focal point at the end of a well maintained drive. Ideally add some color by painting the garden walls and fences.
Flowers should be restricted to pots. These are easier to maintain unless you have plenty of spare tile and love gardening.
It is also a good idea to keep the lawn area trimmed and apply the same attitude towards flowers and flower beds.
Don’t forget your house! If you’ve clad it you’ll still need to give the windows and the doors a good clean.
Get Some Decking
You can add decking or a patio to your garden to make your home look much more attractive. The added bonus is that it will add some useful functionality to your home.
It should be easy to get to from the kitchen and have enough lighting that you can use it day or night at almost any time of the year.
Ask A Friend
This is one of the easiest steps but the hardest to listen to. A friend will give you an honest opinion regarding the exterior of your house and where it can be improved.
You may not like what they say but they will be looking at your home through much more objective eyes than yours.
Check Your Neighbors
It can be easy to get carried away adding your own personal touches to the outside of your home. However, if it stands out like a sore thumb alongside the other homes in your area you will never manage to achieve an attractive exterior.
Stamping your own personality on your hoe is a great idea. But, you need to stay in keeping with the neighborhood and the style of your home.
Consider this before you start any alterations to the outside of your home.
Light It Up
Lighting is essential to protect your home from unsavory types. However, it can serve a double purpose.
Sensor lights can provide a bright deterrent. However, they can also be used to help illuminate your way round the outside of your home.
You should also consider adding up lights to illuminate your home in the evenings. These will help your exterior to look stunning all the time.
Update Your Driveway
It’s a good idea to transform your driveway with some fresh tarmac or even block paving. This will transform your home exterior and make it more pleasurable to drive on.