Thursday, November 28, 2013

Updating your home exteriors

A well maintained home can be spotted a mile away - just by how its exteriors look. Clean up your façade and the surrounding areas for a neat impression, and update the look every so often to keep it from looking drab and dreary. 

Add lighting to your front porch. This can be a very inviting feature in your home, especially at night.

Here a few tips you can follow to keep your house looking fresh and updated. 

  1. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for your house’s façade. It’ll get rid of those telling cracks and peeling paint. Change up the colors and go for something totally unexpected for a change of ambiance.
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  3. Dress up your front door. Paint your door a different color, perhaps a bright red if you want to be daring. Change the hardware finish, add an intricate knocker and install your house number in a decorative font.
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  5. Add lighting to your front porch. This can be a very inviting feature in your home, especially at night. Wall sconces create nice warm glows directed upward and downward. Install a pair flanking the front door. If you want a more decorative element, you may also opt to install a pendant light, centered on the front door.
     
  6. Welcome your guests with a sense of nature by adding flowers and plants on your front steps. Choose decorative planters and pots. Keep them uniform for a contemporary look, or go eclectic with different designs in various colors.
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  8. If your front porch still has room to spare, consider adding furniture. A bench or a seat can create a warm and friendly mood, even from outside your house. - Aislinn Kee 

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