With spring approaching, you might want to think about ways to refresh your home. The spring months of the year are a time of change, so it only makes sense to find new ways to make your home look nicer. Spring-cleaning takes care of the inside of your home – you throw away old and unused items, reorganize your space, and thoroughly clean all those neglected corners. But what about the exterior of your house? Oftentimes, we tend to focus on what is happening inside of our homes and forget that the house exterior also needs some love and care. That is why in this article we will show you 5 ways how you can refresh your home’s exterior appeal!
A few hours of work and dedication can make all the difference in your home’s exterior
Update your house number
A lot of people don’t really pay attention to their house number. But your house number is the first thing many people see – it is the face of your home! What’s more, a new house number gives you a lot of room for creativity. You can head over to your local arts and crafts store to find something there or even better, DIY it! Find some wooden numbers that can be customized with paint and colors, or opt for the classic metal ones if you are after a sleek and modern look! We promise it will make all the difference in your house’s exterior!
A unique and modern house number is a great addition to every home
Time to paint
This is probably the step that is going to transform the look of your home the most! You know it is time to repaint your home when your old paint job has faded or started to chip. A new, fresh coat of paint makes all the difference! So, why not try something new? Opt for a brighter color that will make your garden pop, or something more classy and sophisticated. In our opinion, there is nothing more beautiful than a fresh sky blue color or a muted green painted house. It will make you feel as if you bought a completely new home!
Nothing compares to a freshly painted sky blue house
Add some lights
Adding some more light to your home is always a good idea! The most impressive houses always have lots of lights, as it calls attention to the front of the home. It also comes in handy when you are coming home later at night. So, why not brighten up your entryway by replacing your old light or adding more light fixtures? You can find a lot of different styles of lighting installations at your local home improvement store. Soft lights will add a beautiful glow to your home, and spotlights can be used to enhance different design elements. What’s more, you can even add a little bit of a DIY touch by spray-painting parts of them in black, white, silver, or gold!
A few new lighting fixtures can enhance the beauty of your home
Make it greener
In our opinion, the greener, the better. So, it is time to take care of your yard, landscaping, and sidewalk! Stand across the street and look at your house. Does anything look bad or needs tidying up? A few hours of garden work can make all the change in freshening up your property. Make sure to trim the grass and bushes, keep your lawn looking green, clear any fallen tree debris, and remove your recycle binds. After you are done with the basic maintenance, think about adding more green! A few new pots and plants can turn your home into the green oasis you always dreamed of. Plus, fresh greenery brings back life to your home and adds some much-deserved freshness.
A tidy front lawn and a few new hanging plants will completely transform your home into a green oasis
Create a comfortable corner
Now that you have spent a few hours working on your home’s exterior, it is time to create a corner where you can enjoy it from! A little wooden bench to your front porch is a great addition to your house. Just think about it. You can spend more time there when the weather is warmer, reading a good book and sipping on a cup of tea. If you want to make it even nicer and more comfortable, consider adding a little table and chairs, as well. You can enjoy your morning coffee on your porch, proud of all the work you have done!
A small bench and an outdoor swinging bed will create the perfect place for you to relax