Even though it may seem like an expensive and challenging task, updating your home’s exterior design can actually be very easy and affordable. These are some of the simplest and most affordable ways to give your exterior design a whole new and fresh look.
Clean Up the Yard
The first thing you should do is to clean up your yard. Yards can especially get messy very fast and end up making your whole house look worse. Simply by cleaning up your yard you can change your home exterior’s appearance.
Some of these tasks such as trimming bushes and shrubs, maintaining trees, and pulling weeds may not be the most pleasant responsibility, but it has to be done every once in a while. After all, these are some of the cheapest things you can do to transform the look of your house’s exterior. Plus, you can always choose to spray the weeds with some Roundup if you hate pulling them.
Update the Front Door
The next thing you could do is to update your front door, especially if your door has chipped, faded, or peeling paint. You want to fix that so that your front door looks presentable and inviting to the people who come over. All you need to do is head over to the nearest home improvement store, pick a very cheerful colour that goes well with your exterior design, and give your front door a boost. Also, make sure you are getting a paint that can withstand different kinds of weather conditions. All in all, this update shouldn’t cost you more than $50.00. If your door is too worn, then try to find a store that constructs material for an affordable price.
Add Some Decoration
Adding decoration can be an area game changer. Just by adding a few pots of flowers or installing a bench from a second-hand store, you can do so much for your house’s exterior. You can find very affordable decorating items at the flea market and place them around your yard. If you’re feeling crafty, you can play with different materials and furniture. You can create a seating area and add some cosy pillows so that your friends can feel comfortable when they come over. These are some of the small touches that can completely change the atmosphere and the overall look of your house. Plus, this type of change doesn’t have to cost you much.
Give it a Bath
Give your house a proper bath. That means washing the windows, siding, and shutters. Cleaning away the dirt will make your house look more put together. Also, make sure you clean the gutters too. If you skip that part, then all the hard work just goes to waste as soon as the next rainstorm comes and washes dirt back onto your home.
Refresh exterior paint
Most importantly, you need to update the exterior a.k.a. the walls. One of the best ways to do so is simply by giving them a fresh paint.
Try to keep your colour palette simple. Avoid using too many elements, colours, and textures. Keep it very simple and then you can use decorating as a means of adding certain details. Choose one colour that goes best with the exterior design you have come up with and use that colour as the basis of your palette. Experts usually suggest sticking to a two- or three-colour palette for the siding, an accent, and the trim. However, before you even get to painting, you should first consider getting a professional house rendering done to get the base ready for the paint job.
Spruce up Your Mailbox
This next one is very simple, yet very effective. Consider cleaning your mailbox. You need to wipe away any dust, spider webs, dirt, and debris. If it’s within your budget limits, do a layer of a fresh coat of paint. You can even add a funny or creative pattern to make it look decorative.
Get a New Porch Light
Lastly, pay attention to your porch lights. They may not be as flattering to your exterior design as you may think. Ask yourself is your lighting bright enough so that people can clearly see the house when approaching it. There are many online stores that offer amazing deals and a great selection of porch lights that you can purchase in a few minutes. It’s only one click away. However, if you want to opt for something more vintage and unique, you can always go to the local flea market and find some affordable porch lights there.
In conclusion, there are so many ways you can transform your home exterior and stay within your budget limits. Hopefully, these tips inspire you to put together something unique and creative.