When a homeowner drives up to the house and tries not to look at it, imagine what the neighbors think about the house! It is probably time to spruce up the curb appeal of the home. There are many effective ways to rejuvenate the exterior of a house. Here are some possibilities to consider.
The Front Entry
The front entry of a home is the focal point for anyone looking at the house. Maybe installing a wood door and painting it a contrasting color would give it more flair. Add metal polish to the door fixtures as a finishing touch or replace the fixtures. Perhaps a swag or wreath on the door would be enough change. Molding, applied around the door is another appealing accent.
Another option is adding or replacing the overhead light fixture. These light fixtures are available in various styles, types, finishes, colors, heights and widths.
Low-voltage landscape lighting is not only aesthetic it provides safety and security. Outdoor lighting is available in a variety of styles-wall lights, post lights, outdoor fans, landscape lighting, outdoor lamps and chandeliers, flood lights, step lighting and solar lights.
Mailboxes can be enhanced by painting the mailbox and the wooden post to match the color of the house and/or the house trim. A garden surrounding the mailbox can also be created with flowers, climbing plants or rocks. If the house address is painted on the mailbox and is faded, refreshing the painted on house address will make the address easier to see.
Renew the Exterior Surface
A fresh coat of paint on the house and trim works wonders. The same colors can be chosen or a different color scheme. Either way, the house will look new. The appropriate type of paint is crucial. Paint not only makes the surface pretty it protects it from ultraviolet and infrared lights, weather conditions and mildew.
Exterior shutters made of wood, aluminum, vinyl, composite or fiberglass, add beauty to any home. Sunburst shutters not only look good, they work hard too. Their heat-reflective paint decreases the amount of heat transferred into the home and protects the finish of the shutters themselves. Homeowners can have a beautiful home and save energy with Sunburst Shutters.
Whether selling a home or changing the exterior décor, modifying the appearance of the home with low-cost improvements, can make a positive impression on everyone- potential home buyers, the neighbors and the home owner.