Our homes are our babies, but is the look of your home one that only a mother could love? Life is a rat race of trying to do it all, be everywhere, and find some time to get some shut-eye. Things can easily be pushed to the side. However, knowing that a miraculous couple of hours won’t be free every week, we need to create time and invest in our home’s exterior to make it a place we want to spend time in and stay competitive in the property market.
It all starts with the doors. It’s what potential buyers look at when they slow down to have a sticky-beak, and it’s what your guests stand in front of before you let them in. Now, this doesn’t extend to only the front door but also garage door installation. Forget what you know about front and garage doors because they are an opportunity to add a splash of color and give your front facade an edge. If your home color palette is neutral tones, add a bold red fo your doors to mix it up. If you want to take it a step further, opt for a gloss finish on your doors – this will take you from trash to treasure instantly.
You’ve Got Mail
The humble mailbox rarely gets a look in when it comes to matters of design and revitalization. But your home number and mailbox should be a proud fixture of your exterior, and their presence should be a high priority. What will guests think when they roll up to your home and find the 9 hanging by a thread from a rusty mailbox? Well, let me tell you – they will keep on driving! Tell your neighbors you are a prominent home in the street, and don’t let anyone confuse which home is yours.
Trim And Tidy
Yes, we have all made excuses for our gardens at one point or another. It just keeps growing. Whether you have had a busy month or not – the maintenance can be unrelenting. But no one says you have to have a lawn worthy of a Vogue Home. In fact, design a garden that works for you and chose hearty plants that don’t need a lot of love. A common misconception is that a front garden needs flowers – wrong. Flowers are high maintenance and only bloom part of the year. Fill your garden with trees, hedges, and shrubs – they will never go out of style, they stick around all year, and they will forgive you if you miss a trim here and there.
Start At The Top
The roof of your home ties everything together. It’s your line of defense against the elements, and it’s an opportunity to make your home look taken care of and structurally sound. If you feel your front home facade needs something a bit bolder, look to see what different roofs you can install, paying special attention to the color and the material. If your home sits under a few trees, choose a roof that will handle the shedding leaves and choose a color that won’t make the leaves stand out and make it appear more untidy than it really is.
Making adjustments inside is so much easier than the front facade. But what you tweak out the front can always be changed and optimized, so don’t be put off by the finality of it all! The doors, mailbox, garden, and roof is a great place to start and will add immediate value if you make the right changes.