Here’s a few tips from the Vinyl Siding Experts to help boost the exterior of your home without breaking the bank:
Front Door: Updating your front door, either by replacing it or painting it, will definitely help bring it all together. It’s an easy, relatively inexpensive way to ensure that it flows with your new exterior. You can find front doors at your local hardware store and at specialty door establishments. If you went with a modern contemporary look, we might even suggest opting for a wider style door (to note, this would require a professional) but the final result would be worth it. Color will also play an important role. You can be adventurous and pick a shade that will make it pop, reds are always a favorite as well as yellow and turquoise. If you are looking for a more conservative look, pick a color that will match the windows and trims.
Hardware: Make sure your house number, door handle and mailbox are in top shape. If these look dated or dingy consider replacing them. You want the whole exterior to reflect the beautiful look you carefully created. You can find hardware at your local hardware store or big box home supplier.
Lighting: Outside lighting can enhance the architectural flair of your home. You can highlight the best features of your home through intentional lighting strategies, and you can hide areas that may need some updating by focusing your lighting strategies on areas that you like best. You have spent so much time creating the perfect exterior makeover, and lighting will help show it off. Before investing in lights, think of the focal points you want to highlight, this will help you determine the type of lighting you require. Not only will adding lights illuminate your home, it will also add warmth to your design. Consider researching the variety of lighting fixtures available to determine which type may work best for your home.
Doorstep: The doorstep is definitely an important area of your home. It’s where your guests wait to be invited in and where they will create some of their first impressions of your home. Adding a welcome mat is a great way to add a cozy touch and to express the character of yourself and your home. A stunning planter or a quaint side table are lovely design elements that will enhance the space. Plants and planters are great ways to add bright pops of color to you home a If your landing is small, consider tiling over it, this will freshen things up without overcrowding.
Landscape: Once all your finishing touches are taken care of, it’s time to look at the landscaping. Make sure to replace any pavers that have seen better days and don’t forget to remove any weeds that may have crept through them as well. There are a wide variety of pavers available, from tile to wood and stone, so consider which materials and colors will go best with your home. When it comes to selecting plants and flowers, play around with height as well as color. We also love contrasting textures; the bold broad leaf of a hosta paired with the neat structure of a boxwood creates instant visual interest. Add fresh mulch, not only will it keep moisture it also adds color. Consider seasonal plants as well because they can keep your home and lawn looking fresh year round.