There’s a lot you can do when it comes to a facade upgrade – working on your home’s curb appeal is great for making you happier to get home, but also to increase your home’s value. And the options you have are super varied too, so you can go from small to big projects seamlessly the more progress you make!
But the most important question is:
Where to start?
Let’s go over the most common ideas and see what you can do with them!
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. – Lao Tzu
Front door upgrade
In most cases the front door is the focal point of your home’s facade – or at least, it’s a good idea to make it so!
A simple trick is to paint your front door a very bold color like red, blue or yellow, making it stand out from afar and call for attention. This creates a focal point you can then use to your advantage in decorating further.
But the details are just as important. If you can’t or don’t want to replace your door, you can still revamp it by replacing the hinges and knobs. Along with a new coat of paint, it’s like having a brand new door.
Hiring a landscaper is certainly a big project you can consider to truly bring your curb appeal to the next level, but you can also go a long way by honing your gardening skills.
The are basically infinite options when it comes to gardening. We’ve recently talked about native species that are perfect for beginners; you can work on a beautiful flower bed that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies; or even make good use of perennial plants for shaded areas.
Once you’ve worked on your landscape, you need to make it well lit for when the night comes. Seriously, the way a garden with a bed of flowers looks on the right light is incredible, giving that much needed extra flavour for your curb appeal – even when it’s dark.
The lights themselves come in a many different temperatures and models, so you can use those as elements of decoration as well. The basic tip is to invest in good quality lights, so they last a good while and don’t break easily.
Often overlooked when it comes to curb appeal, the state of your driveway greatly influences how your home looks from the outside.
If your driveway has been suffering for a while without repairs, a full on rework might be handy to make sure your new driveway is beautiful and lasts a long time, now with proper care – sometimes you move into a home and you had no control over who or how the previous driveway was made.
But, a budget option is to just repair any cracks and uneven spots. Of course this will still require a concrete professional, but the results will be noticeable.
And speaking of your driveway...
Another element that is often overlooked, the garage tends to be seen more as a practical and “function-only kind of deal. And sure, it’s important your garage is working properly, but think about it:
It’s a pretty big part of your facade, especially if you have two garage spots. So why not make those two doors beautiful to look at?
As always, a new garage door installation is an option, but garage door can also be visually upgraded with a nice coat of paint. Just keep in mind that since garage doors are made from a variety of materials, the kind of paint and which colors will work best depend on that aspect as well.
A fresh coat of paint
We’ve mentioned painting several times already, but here’s the thing about painting:
It can apply to basically anything in your facade.
If your home gets a new coat of paint, that will automatically work as an upgrade to your facade – be it with a better color choice than what you had before, or just because of the fresh new look.
But your doors and windows can also be painted. Your fences, sidewalks, decks, railings, garage doors, and so on. Don’t be afraid to consider a new coat of paint if you need a boost in visual splendor!
Want to paint your home anew? Talk to painting professional today and find the best prices where you live!