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4 Ways to Instantly Improve the Outside of Your Home

Your home is an extension of yourself and reflects on you as a person. It’s very easy to focus on making the inside of our homes welcoming and cozy, but we often neglect the exterior, which is what people see first. Here are four improvements that you can make to the outside of your home.


Clean Up Your Yard and Garden

Cleaning up your yard and garden is one of the easiest ways to update the outside of your home. Mowing the lawn and trimming the hedges sharpen things up. Adding shrubs and flowers to your yard and garden can help it look manicured with minimal effort. For a no maintenance garden, stick to flowers and multi-seasonal plants that stay looking lovely all year. Consider hiring a landscaper to keep on top of things.

Refresh worn out windows

Our homes windows are one of its most distinctive features, and worn-out windows can make a house look run-down. Replacing windows can be costly. If it's not in your budget, cleaning them inside and out and touching up the paint around the frames can make a huge difference and add some gleam back to them.

Give your house a full face-lift

There are many fantastic new materials available that can give our homes a complete facelift. Recladding the outside of your home will give it a completely new look. Materials such as Fiber Cement can be created to look like wood, brick, or even stone and comes in convenient panel designs that can be used to completely change the look of the outside of your house. Check out https://www.nichiha.com/product/nichiboard to get an idea for what is possible with this diverse material and at the difference this can make.

Revamp your roof 

Roof maintenance will not only make your home look cared for but will also reduce the chances of costly roof repairs down the road. Check for missing tiles, excessive moss build-up, or any other damage and get them fixed. While you’re up there remove any build-up of leaves and dirt in the gutters.

The next time you’re considering making updates to your home, don’t just focus on the interior design but step outside and get a new perspective. With a few simple exterior improvements, you can achieve a whole new look for your home. 

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