Of course, interiors matter more than exteriors: you can live in an ugly building but still enjoy stunning surroundings. Trust me, the exterior of my condo is super blah, and there is nothing I can do to change it But if you live in a home where you have full control of your exterior, then what your home looks like on the outside is just as important. Arriving home to a perfectly manicured lawn should make you sigh and smile. You should strive to have the best-looking yard on the block. Your neighbors want your home to look great on the outside too, it helps everyone’s property values. So what can you do to upgrade the external appearance of your property? Let’s take a look.
Upgrade #1: An Impressive Gate
According to property experts, an impressive gate is a must-have accessory for detached homes, especially those in the country. Gates are often the first thing that people see when they approach your property. Tall, iron, black gates are a signal that you have wealth, status, and style. Personalized gates inscribed with family emblems are even more impressive and add a sense of artistic style, setting the mood of property.
Upgrade #2: Add Side And Front Lights
LED technology has transformed home lighting. Homeowners no longer have to rely on bulky, halogen spotlights that guzzle electricity. Instead, they can get cheap, reliable, and beautiful LED lighting systems which can dramatically improve the curb appeal of their homes from the street. Lighting is essential, according to the London developer firm, Finchatton, because it helps to create visual appeal and symmetry at night. The firm suggests that people try to conceal lights where possible, in bushes and trees, and that they test different lighting solutions in situ before committing to buy.
Upgrade #3: Install A Slate Roof
Slate is one of the most desirable and beautiful roofing materials, helping to upgrade the appearance of any home. Slate looks neat and stylish and works particularly well with relatively modern homes. Just make sure that when choosing a roofing company you pick one that is insured and has the right credentials to carry out the work.
Upgrade #4: Custom Numbering
You might have a magnificent gate, beautiful roof, and stylish home lighting, but if your numerals are wonky, then your home is going to look shabby. The good news is that there are dozens of companies out there all selling high quality customized numbering plaques for homes. You can choose both numerals and more complex designs, including the name of your home, your family, or full address. It looks smart, and it helps the postman.
Upgrade #5: Add Greenery
Even if you don’t have a lot of space at the front of your home, the most attractive properties make use of greenery as much as possible. Window boxes or topiaries by the front door can have a major effect on the look of your home. Designers say that homeowners can easily plant flowers in row boxes at the front of their homes. Just avoid creepers if possible: these can damage brickwork and cause flaking.
If you have any other ideas on how to get the outside of your home to look just as good as the inside, please leave a comment below!