It’s important not to overlook your property’s exterior when redecorating. The outside of your home is what your guests, neighbours, and potential buyers first see, so it should reflect the interior’s style. Renovating the facade will also help you create a home that you’re proud of.
Whether you want to turn your property into your dream home or increase its value to attract buyers, there are many ways you can improve its appearance. Here are five big and small changes that will transform the exterior of your house.
Exterior cladding entails applying a component, which acts as a protective layer, to a building’s core structure. This technique increases weather resistance, thermal insulation and produces a striking aesthetic.
Timber is a popular form of cladding because of its warm and rustic style. It’s available in various natural colours that change over time into unique tones. Timber cladding is also sustainable, hard-wearing, and easy to install.
The UK’s leading importer and distributor of bespoke and sustainable timber, International Timber, offer a range of high-quality timber cladding to meet different requirements, including durability and style.
2) Flowers and plants
Plants, trees, shrubs, and flowers bring colour, life, and beauty to the outside of your home. However, there is a lot of planning involved to ensure your garden is always flourishing.
Regular maintenance includes watering flowers and the lawn and removing pests that can damage plants.
To maintain a healthy lawn, mow conventional lawns twice a week during summer and once a week in spring and autumn. You don’t typically need to trim grass during winter, and you shouldn’t conduct this task when the grass is wet or frosty. Clear any debris and dead foliage that accumulates over winter to avoid lawn mould growing.
You’ll also need to research which flowers to plant for different seasons. For example, daffodils, tulips, and bluebells bloom in spring when planted in autumn.
Your garden fence might not seem like the most glamorous aspect of your home’s exterior, as its primarily used to protect your plants from wildlife and improve security and privacy. However, fencing can also significantly impact the aesthetic as it adds definition to your front and back gardens. Here are some stylish options:
- A white picket fence is a charming feature, best suited to traditional and country houses.
- Black steel railings are a sophisticated addition to a townhouse.
- Hedges are suited to most styles and enhance the natural garden elements.
To add some character to this feature, you can paint the fence pastel colours, decorate it with plants, or create a two-tone panel.
Depending on the fence height, planning permission may be required.
4) Decorative lighting
As well as making it safer and easier to enter your home at night, outdoor lighting keeps your home’s exterior looking impressive even when it’s dark.
There are many types of light to suit different property styles. While rope and string lighting complement a rustic house, spotlights and floodlights are a great accompaniment to chic, modern homes.
To change the property’s shape, invest in an extension if you have the space available on your land. This structural change may entail extending an existing room or adding a conservatory. You will need to get planning permission, though, for this architectural alteration.
After upgrading your property’s facade, your personality will shine, your home will make a great first impression, and you’ll boost its kerb appeal.