While many people spend the majority of their time trying to make the inside of their home comfortable and beautiful, to maximize the space you have on your property, it’s important that you spend a reasonable amount of time working on the outside of your home as well. Especially when it comes time to put your home up for sale, you’ll be glad for all the work you put into make the exterior of your home just as welcoming as the interior. So to help you make the most of your time in these areas, here are three ways you can beautify the outside of your home.
Add A Fresh Coat Of Paint
To spruce up any home, a fresh coat of paint is always a welcome change. According to Tiffany Bell, a contributor to the DIY Network, the best areas of your home to add some new paint are your door, your trim, and your shutters. By choosing to add new paint to these areas, you can help make just enough of your exterior draw the right kind of attention rather than making your home look too overpowering. And because getting new paint for these few areas isn’t too expensive, this is a great project if you’re not wanting to spend a lot of money but still wanting to make some obvious upgrades to the exterior of your home.
Update Your Lighting
Another way to make your home look and feel brighter and safer is to update the lighting. According to Better Homes and Gardens, installing the right kinds of lighting at the right places on your property will not only increase the curb appeal of your home, but will also make your property appear safer and more secure. Consider putting the updated lighting near the paths that lead to your front door, around your home, or to your garage. Additionally, if there are areas of your yard that are particularly dark or hard to see, like near shrubs or along a fence line, you may also want to add some lighting to those areas as well.
Just like with the interior of your home, you can go overboard with decorating and designing your outdoor space as well. According to Alyson McNutt English, a contributor to HGTV.com, you should only add things to your yard and property that fit in the space you have and don’t distract from the design of your home. For example, if you have a relatively small yard, you probably shouldn’t bring in a gazebo into the space. This could distract from your home and cause you to lose curb appeal rather than gain it.
If you’re looking for ways to improve the exterior of your home or property, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you make these areas more beautiful.