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Top 5 Ideas To Revamp Your Home Exterior

Making a few cosmetic changes to your home can actually make your place of residence look and feel drastically better. A lot of people think that renovating their homes to make them more attractive and appealing will cost them a fortune, but that doesn’t have to be the case if you opt for some of the repairs we’re going to present you in this article. That’s why we’ve made our list of top 5 ideas on how to revamp your home exterior and live in a house you’ve always dreamed of.

Change the Perception of the Property’s Square Footage

You know how certain homes look bigger or smaller than they actually are? This is something you might want to take advantage of, especially if your house is disproportional to the rest of the surroundings.

In case your house looks too small compared to the outdoor area (yard), you may want to consider adding a porch or an extension. That way your house will have more space and it will also be more functional, giving you extra room for various activities. A good reason why you want to consider adding a porch or an extension is the contemporary vibe that the house will instantly get. This stylish family living area will provide you with a lot of enjoyable and memorable moments. 

On the other hand, if your house looks too big compared to the rest of the environment, you might want to contemplate extending the outdoor area. You can try to convert one of the rooms to serve as a veranda or a balcony during the summer.

Take Care of the Exterior Finishes

The way your house exterior is cladded, rendered, or painted will hugely impact the general vibe of your home. For instance, if your house has that ’70s or ’80s look, you might want to consider taking care of the exterior finishes.

In some cases, you don’t have to completely remove the external materials that are responsible for the way the house feels – you just need to do some quality rendering repairs instead. For instance, if your house has a stone cladding, pebbledash, or mismatching bricks that just look old-fashioned, you can simply cover those and create a whole new look. That mixture of different external materials can also be completely removed if you prefer, but keep in mind that it’s probably going to cost you a bit more.

Make Roof Improvements or Repairs

One of the first things everyone notices on a house is the roof. If your roof is in a bad condition, you want to change it or make significant repairs as soon as possible. This is not only imperative for the improvement of the overall aesthetic appeal of your home but is paramount to make the house safer for both you and your friends and family members who live there and not to mention the energy efficiency that can come from this. A nice-looking roof that’s sturdy and safe at the same time can mean so much, especially since it’s such a dominant exterior feature.

In case your roof only looks bad, but it’s structurally sound, you may want to improve its look just by changing the existing tiles.

Replace the Doors and Windows

Just like the roof, the doors and windows also play a huge role in your house exterior and its general appeal. Replacing them can be a big part of revamping the entire property.

But before you decide to do this, we’d recommend you to make these changes only if they fit the overall style of the place. For instance, if the house has a certain victorian ring to it, you’d want to avoid adding doors and windows that alter the authentic style the house possesses. Make sure to only have those changes that will improve your home exterior, and not make it look worse.

Pay Attention to the Overall Curb Appeal

The curb appeal should play a huge role in revamping your home exterior. That’s why you need to make sure that the house has a nice front area, that will hopefully turn people’s heads.

One way of achieving this is by taking care of your lawn, adding different plants, flowers, nicely trimmed bushes/ shrubbery, and so on. 

Apart from this, you should also take care of the fence, and add a touch of paint in case there are some patchy spots. That way you’ll be absolutely sure your house exterior is looking topnotch.

The Bottom Line

These 5 changes to your house exterior that we’ve mentioned in this article could immensely affect the general look and feel of your home. But not only will you, your family members and friends be able to enjoy the entire living space more than ever, you’ll also increase the market value of your home. 

Whether you’re looking to sell or not at the moment, it’s always nice to know that your real estate can attract potential buyers in an instance. This also gives you certain flexibility to plan your future accordingly, which is another good reason why you should always keep your house in good condition.

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Leila Dorari

Leila Dorari is an entrepreneur and freelance writer from Sydney. She’s passionate about home improvement and living better lives by nurturing our surroundings. In her free time, you can find her window shopping or exploring new ways to make her life more meaningful.

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