How to Transform the Exterior of Your House

Collaborative post by another author. Whether you are thinking of moving house or you just feel like you could do with improving the curb appeal of your home, there are many ways you can transform the exterior of your home using home improvement techniques on a budget. 

This article will highlight some of the ways you can breathe new life into your home’s exterior and make sure it’s looking clean and tidy for the months and years ahead. 

A row of terrace houses
Tips to give your house curb appeal

A fresh lick of paint

One of the most affordable and simplest ways you can transform the exterior of your home is to consider changing the paint you have on walls and brickwork. Paintwork, especially lighter neutral colours such as white, can soon look worn and tired so freshening the paint with a brand-new coat could make all the difference. 

Alternatively, you could completely change the colour of the paintwork and make your house stand out from the neighbouring properties on your street, which will draw more attention to your home and would be particularly useful if you want to sell your property.

Replace your guttering

Guttering on the exterior of your home can often be neglected, but it serves a vital service to your home. Keeping guttering clean throughout the year will help to improve the look of your home from the outside and help keep any overflowing or blockages at bay, but better yet, you could replace the guttering in its entirety. If you choose to replace your guttering, make sure you stay safe while working up heights by using a tool lanyard to avoid any potential accidents. 

New windows

Depending on the age of your home, the windows at the front of the property could be tired and worn and in need of being replaced. Although this may be a little pricier than some of the other home improvement techniques suggested in this article, a brand-new set of double-glazed windows will massively improve the look of your home’s exterior and help protect you from any potential leaks or condensation down the line. It can help save money on heating too. 

Update your front door

The front door is often the first thing that people are drawn to when approaching a property, so choosing to change your current front door for one in a new style or colour can instantly change the feel of your house. Many modern doors come with additional panels of frosted glass which will also allow natural light to flood into your hallway. If you are looking for more of a budget DIY option you could paint your front door with specialist paint.

Transform your driveway

Driveways that offer off-street parking are incredibly desirable, so making sure yours looks appealing will make your home more attractive. Simply power washing your driveway can make all the difference, especially after the inclement weather during the winter months. Alternatively, you could consider changing the surface of your driveway with block paving or gravel to make it more practical and act as a functional space to store vehicles.

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