During the holidays; it’s easy to get swept up in all the holiday decorations and festivities inside of the family home (and so it should be; it’s the most wonderful time of the year after all). However, if you or your partner noticed that the outside of your house could use a little work when you were stringing up the Christmas lights; there’s no better time to start making improvement plans for the new year. Once those twinkly lights have been removed from the outside of your house in January; your property might not have much sparkle or shine left. Therefore, it’s time to consider the changes, upgrades, and renovations that will help give your house plenty of curb appeal.
Whether you’re planning to sell your home in the new year or are quite happy staying put with your family for the foreseeable future; taking care of your house exterior will give you a place to proud of before people even step inside. So, open up your laptop and get your notepad and pen ready, and begin writing down when, where, and how to update and upgrade the outside areas of your property. The following are some ideas, inspiration, and advice for those who want to give the face of their house a little new year’s makeover so that they have the prettiest home on the street.
If The Cracks Are Showing
You’ll want the outside of your home to look as fresh as possible, and, if it’s showing its age; you want to be highlighting the beautiful original features and not showing that the house hasn’t been taken care of for decades. Therefore, it’s worth looking into companies like Dependable Home Services who can come and give your bricks and wood some much needed TLC to improve the exterior appearance and function of your home. Consider replacing old or rotten doors, door frames, window frames, and any exterior porches or decking; old, unrestorable wood will look ugly and can affect the structure and stability of your property, so fix it sooner rather than later.
If Nature Is Over-Growing
The trees, shrubs, and plants surrounding your property can be a decorative and attractive feature to the outside of your home; many people seek a mature and established front or back garden when they look for somewhere to live. However, if your plantlife and greenery have been left to grow in all directions without any care, pruning, or landscaping; your house’s exterior will look messy and unkempt. Therefore, if you don’t have a green thumb; consider hiring a gardener to come and design your outside space. You could employ someone local to mow, water, and maintain your back and front lawn so that it looks fresh as a daisy through every season.
Little touches can also make a big difference; polish up the metal numbers on your house, repaint your post box, replace broken or damaged plant pots and garden ornaments so that you have a gorgeous exterior and a place to be proud of.