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Your home is your castle. However, if the outside of your castle is dirty, grubby or just plain ugly, you may not want to claim it!
The good news is, you no longer have to hide your face in shame! There are some easy and effective ways to improve the curb appeal and style of your home. Just use the tips here and you will learn to love the exterior of your home just as much as you do the interior.
- Dress Up Your Front Door
The front entry of your home is the main focal point when it comes to curb appeal. Do you want to make a statement? If so, paint it a vibrant color or install a custom wood door.
Be sure that you also clean off any dirty areas around the doorknob and use a special metal polish on the fixtures to make them shine. Keep in mind, the front door offers you the perfect way to provide those outside with a glimpse inside. How? Do you like the farmhouse style inside? If so, choose a cotton wreath for the door. The options are endless, and you can give the entire exterior of your home a facelift with a new front door.
- Replace the Siding
While this tip may require more of an investment than replacing the front door, it is one that is well worth it. Over time, your home’s siding can become stained, it can begin to sag, and there may be pieces that are missing altogether. This only makes your house appear sad and in disarray.
Investing in new siding is the best way to fix this problem. What’s better is that when you work with reputable siding companies, you can purchase long-lasting, highly durable siding materials that will last and last. Also, once the job is done, new siding can help to instantly increase the value of your home. Talk about a great ROI!
- Hang a Lantern
If you are looking for affordable and effective, then this is the tip for you. You can bring definition and depth to an otherwise flat facade when you add the right light fixture.
Even better, you can choose between traditional gas lanterns, or an electric version, based on your preference. This lantern goes well with all types of home styles, from farmhouse and colonial to any other traditional-style home. If you have a Cape Cod or cottage style home, consider a nautical style lantern.
- Create an Instant Garden
A container garden can add a welcoming feel, along with colorful curb appeal, to virtually any home exterior – both quickly and for an affordable price. You can easily purchase ready-made containers from a garden center, or you can make your own with items around your house.
For most homes, an asymmetrical, staggered arrangement will look best. Using this approach will provide a more dynamic setting.
- Redo Your Driveway
Your driveway is a part of your exterior that you may not really notice – especially if it is in good shape. However, if it is rather beaten down and broken, it may be affecting your home’s curb appeal.
Now is the time to repair or replace it. For a durable, long lasting option, consider masonry, brick or even stained concrete.
By updating the exterior of your home with the tips here, you can improve its curb appeal. You will also be proud to show off your home to others. Even better, you can make some improvements for a rather low investment.