Ways to Dress Up the Outside of Your House

One day, you might return from work and discover that your house looks uninviting and outdated. Perhaps little things have started to bother you, like chipped paint and windows with fissures. It might especially upset you if the inside of your house is tidy and stylish by comparison. Once you decide which areas to repair or dress up, your house will not only look better but could also become more durable.

Windows

When you look at your house, how do your windows look? It is possible that some are cracked or don’t suit your home’s style. Think about other people’s houses. Look across the street. Which designs work well? Ask around.

Accessories

Accent your windows with removable window muntins and new shutters. Muntins visually divide your window into sections in ways that can match your house’s overall design. New shutters or even just new paint on your shutters can make a huge difference. A dark color against brick creates a much different mood than pale blue shutters over white. In addition to colors, you also have types of shutters to consider based on how you need them to function. For instance, are the shutters for show or storm protection? If your shutters are accents only, can you also add flower boxes?

Cleaning and Grooming

Depending on what type of grime is growing on your house, your approach will change. Consult with experts about pressure washing and roof repair. You can trim away wild vines and prune over-eager bushes. Replace dead plants, making sure to remove old roots, with new ones. Research which plants tend to thrive in your area, so you can set up any new projects to end successfully.

Your home will continue to evolve. The work you do now is not final, but you can have fun planning it and you can find joy in the results.

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