Your home’s exterior says more to the world than you have a swanky, cool place to live. With enough effort, you can restyle your home’s exterior to give it more flare and to personalise it, making it more comfortable for you and your family. When looking at your home’s exterior, anything is up for grabs, from reinstalling new roofing to installing a deck.
However, whether your home is a small little cottage or an impressive estate, you can restyle your home in a number of ways. You can do a complete overhaul recreating the look of the exterior or give the exterior minor changes while freshening up the look of the outside of your home. Whatever you decide to do, these changes, big or small, will improve the overall curb appeal of your home. Let’s take a look at a few great ways you can restyle your home’s exterior and give your home more curb appeal.
Update New Garage And Front Doors
One of the simplest ways to freshen up your exterior space is by re-installing new doors, both garage and front/backdoors. Today’s homeowners have a number of options when choosing garage doors. In addition to modern garage doors, counterweight garage doors are easy to manage and come in a variety of colours and finishes.
Your front door can also add appeal to the exterior of your home. Options such as PVCu, glass reinforced plastic composite, timber core composite, veneered timber, and your typical solid hardwood door are all popular with homeowners. Add colour to these doors to light up your exterior and add a splash of something interesting to your property.
Change Exterior Paint Or Siding
Another way to make your house appealing is to play with colour, whether it is for stucco walls, wood walls, or walls with siding. Choosing your favourite colours is one way to decide which way to go, but if you want your house to add to the aesthetic of the neighbourhood, then pay attention the homes in the area and their colours. Colours that clash or are too bright might conflict with other homes in your area.
Also, pay attention to the size of your home. Dark colours on a smaller home might not change the appearance of the home. However, dark colours on a larger home might make the home appear intimidating. Light colours, conversely, can make a smaller home appear drab, even bland. In fact, a good rule of thumb is to use dark colours with areas you want to emphasise and lighter ones to tone down certain features.
Install New Guttering
Your gutters can be the finishing touches on the home, but they are more functional in preventing water from pooling and puddling in bad weather. This is important because they help to reduce the amount of water around the door and windows, and more significantly, if landscaping your lawn, these gutters can prevent water from flooding the landscaping, effectively ruining it. Furthermore, gutters come in a range of design options, shapes, colours and styles and can be the perfect feature piece of your house.
Pick A Theme
If you are thinking about completely re-designing the entire exterior, like looking to build an outdoor kitchen, think about the project as a whole where each part complements the others. One of the best ways to do this is to pick a theme for the entire project. For example, some popular themes in home exterior design include Mediterranean, country, and Victorian styles, among others. Your project will not only encompass reinstalling doors, garages, siding and guttering, but it will include roofing and landscaping as well, so focusing it on one theme will create a balanced look.
Creating Your Home’s Aesthetic
Most people love redesigning the interior of the home, but the exterior has as much value, acting as your calling card in the neighbourhood. Freshen up your home’s look with simple changes or give the exterior a complete facelift. In either case, the process of restyling your home’s exterior gives insight and inspiration for other design ideas where you can further bring a sense of self to your property,