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Synopsis: If the outside of your home is looking a bit tired and drab, here are some ideas to help spruce things up a bit.
Over the years the exterior of your home can take a battering from the elements leaving it looking tired and drab, but with a bit of tender loving care you can transform the outside of your house and raise its curb appeal. If you want some inspiration as to what you can do to renovate the exterior of your home, the houseandgarden.co.uk website has plenty of ideas that you can consider. Below are some tips and ideas that will transform your home and have it looking almost new again.
Replace Your Windows & Doors
The windows and doors in your home can look old and tired after a while and replacing them will give your house a new lease of life. If the windows and doors in your home are old, replacing them with modern alternatives will also help to improve the efficiency of your house and help you to reduce your heating bills, so in the long term will also save you money. The cost of this can be expensive, so you will need to shop around and speak to multiple companies to get the best price possible.
Paint The Outside Of Your Home
Depending on what your home is made from you can also paint the outside to breathe some new life into your home’s exterior. If you have a house built from brick, you can try adding cladding to the outside surface, or you can also paint your door and window frames. If the windows and doors are in good condition, but the colour is fading making them look tired, you can paint uPVC windows and doors relatively easily, although it is advisable to get a specialist in to do this.
Transform Your Garden
Another way to transform how the outside of your home looks is to give your garden a makeover, and you will benefit from this a lot during the warmer months of the year. If you have the budget, you can use the services of a professional gardener, but you can also do this yourself if you have the time. Planting flowers, bushes, and even trees can create an inviting environment and give you a place to relax outside when it is warm. There are many different things that you can do to transform your garden and if you are looking for something that is low maintenance, check out the housebeautiful.com website for some inspirational ideas.
A New Patio Or Driveway
Another option to change the way the outside of your home looks is to have a new patio or driveway installed. The cost of this can vary quite dramatically, but if you are well versed in DIY, it may be something that you can do yourself and save yourself some money. If you have a tarmac driveway, you can install flagstones or bricks and add coloured gravel to finish it off.
However you decide to change the look of the exterior of your home, now is the time to start considering what you are going to do so that you can enjoy it when summer finally gets here.