We could talk about interiors all day. We can go through, room-by-room, looking at remodeling trends, how to make the home more comfortable, creating more better living spaces, and so on. But the interior isn’t the only part of the home. Whether it’s to improve value with some curb appeal, to make it more welcoming, or simply to give you a sense of pride in the home, the exterior matters just as much as the interior. Here, we’re going to look at how you give your house the outer-beauty to match the inner.
Add a dash of color
First of all, let’s talk about the simple maintenance you can do to your home. For the walls and windows, an occasional once-over with a power washer can clear even years’ worth of old dirt and grime. You should endeavor to take as much care of your patio, porch, or front step leading to the home, as well. But if you’re looking for a simple way to update the home’s look and make it seem fresh and new, then a new coat of paint can do wonders. Just be careful choosing colors if you’re part of a homeowner’s association, there may be some rules on how “out there” you can go.
Give it a new look
If you are hoping to update the aesthetic of the interior and you’re not as limited by things like a homeowner’s association, then you can also go a lot further than just a new lick of paint. Just like your interior walls, you can attach new materials across the entire of the exterior if you’re not as fond as the bare wall approach. Exterior cladding has become a lot more popular in modern architecture as of late. It can entirely transform the first impression of the home, but it can also improve the insulation of a home and offer a little more protection to the brickwork beneath it.
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