Ideas for upgrading the exterior of your home

With most of us spending more time at home than usual this year, thanks to the global COVID-19 pandemic, you might have started thinking about ways to give your house a bit of a makeover. When it comes to both our happiness with our property and its monetary value, the exterior is just as important as the interior. After all, we know that first impressions are everything! So if you have been thinking that your home is due for an upgrade, here are some inspirational ideas for how to freshen up the exterior of your property.

view of house exterior, swimming pool with sunbeds

Get a new front door

One fairly simple option is to change up your front door – in fact, you might be surprised by how much of an impact this can have. If you’re on a budget, you could give it a fresh coat of paint in a new color, or you could push the boat out and get a new door altogether. Adding panes of glass can lighten up a dark hallway inside, or you could even add a porch for some shelter from the rain. This is also a good opportunity to have a more secure door fitted if your current one is old.

 

Have new siding installed

For a more dramatic upgrade, you could opt to have new siding installed on your property. Siding replacement is not only good for improving the appearance of your home, but it can also boost the protection it has against the rain, wind, and other potentially damaging elements. These days, there are a huge variety of options available in terms of both the material used and the look, so you’re sure to find something that speaks to you and suits both your house and the wider neighborhood. You could even improve the insulation at the same time!

 

Replace the roof

Having a new roof fitted for your property is a potentially time-consuming and costly job, but it can transform the look of your house as well as improve your insulation and therefore reduce your energy bills. It might also be a good time to have a loft conversion, which can be an effective way to make better use of your space and also add value to your home. Another option is to have a skylight installed, bringing sunlight flooding into dark attic rooms or other internal areas.

 

Put in new windows

Switching up the style of your windows can change the whole vibe of your property, whether you want to go for something traditional or modern. Having new windows installed is also a great chance to opt for ones that are well insulated to help reduce your energy bills and lower your carbon footprint. There are a surprising variety of windows available, not only in color and material but in shape and the way they open, so have a browse online for ideas before making your decision. For a cheaper way to refresh your windows, try adding window boxes bursting with colorful flowers – they’re sure to make you smile every time you come home.