The inside of your home is extremely important to the comfort and function of the individuals living there, and the exterior of your home can be just as vital. It’s a real downer when you have breakfast in a beautiful kitchen, sleep in an oasis of a bedroom, but walk outside to a desolate eyesore of a house.
Take the time to put the same tender love and care into the exterior of your home as you did when you first moved into the place, and you may find a whole new way to love your space. Here are a few helpful suggestions and ideas on how you can begin sprucing up the outdoor areas of your home today.
An outdoor sitting area
If your goal is to make the outside areas of your home more enjoyable, it would make sense to create a space to relax and socialize. Build a deck or patio area, and make sure that it is covered. Protection from the heat of the day and other outdoor elements is critical.
If a porch, deck, or patio doesn’t necessarily suite your family, you can create a warm seating area within the lush greenery of your yard. Browse the web for an array of design ideas.
Dress up the front door
One of the easiest (and more affordable) ways to spruce up the exterior of your home is to give the front door a bit of a facelift. A fresh coat of paint will help the door make a statement.
Replace old hardware on the doors, railings, and porch lights to bring the feel of your entryway to a more modern and welcoming display. House numbers and mailboxes will also benefit from an upgrade.
Plant a garden
Create a lush garden oasis around your home, and enjoy the rainbow ofnatural colors, sounds, textures, and smells right outside your front door. A garden is not only great for the surrounding environment, but it’s great for the body and soul.
Add lighting to walkways and paths
Lighting is important for safety and for curb appeal. Low-voltage, solar-powered ground lighting can add mood to your evening, and keep the vibe relaxed.
Lighting your walkways is also an aesthetically pleasing way to keep everyone safe while walking at night.Solar lighting sticks can also be used to highlight trees and flower gardens around the property.
Dress up your windows
Adding window planters to your home will make your property greener than it’s ever been before, and people will enjoy the array of life overflowing. You can also dress up your windows by adding color accented shudders.