Lots of us spend a lot of time and money on decorating the interiors of our homes, but it’s often easy to forget about the exterior. After all, we don’t spend as much time looking at the exterior of our homes as we do the interior. If your front door is starting to look a little bit shabby and your shed hasn’t had a coat of paint in a number of years, then you’re not alone.
Here are some of the things you could do to make your home look more appealing in 2020:
1. Front Door and Windows
Old rotten windows and doors can make a house look less appealing and out-dated. If your budget allows, why not consider replacing them with something more up-to-date? The most popular color frames in 2020 are anthracite gray of soft Eau de nil green. To add money to your property you could even consider opting for the more expensive hardwood or steel frames. Steel frames have increased in popularity over the past few years, thanks to them being more energy-efficient than the alternatives.
On some types of homes (in particular, bungalows), the roof can play a huge part in the overall look of a property. So, if you’re trying to make your home more appealing then it’s a good idea to pay close attention to your roof. Changing your roof or replacing broken, unsightly tiles and shingles can make a huge difference to the overall appearance of your property, but it’s important to remember that this is no easy task. If you’re unsure what you’re doing, then it’s a good idea to ask a professional for help and advice. These roofing contractors will help you identify and put right any problems you may have with your roof. Repairing or replacing your roof will also help protect your property from damage in the future.
3. Replace Existing Lighting
Many people forget that lighting can play a huge role in making a property more appealing. In 2020, many people are choosing to add uplighters either side of their front doors to make their home feel more welcoming in an evening. You could even choose to add accent lighting to your property.
4. Paint Your Garden Furniture and Fences
If your garden shed or fence is looking a little bit shabby then now might be the time to give them a fresh coat of paint. Many people in 2020 have chosen to ditch the once popular dreary shades and instead have opted for vibrant, strong colors. Bright colors are becoming much more popular in the garden.
In 2020, we’ve noticed a number of plants going out of fashion. These include pampas grasses, broom, and prickly species. Some of the popular plants in 2020 that will make your home look more appealing and up to date include:
- Allium Millennium
- Rosa Lovestruck
- Berberis thunbergii Orange Rocket
- Weigela All Summer Peach
Revamping the exterior of your home can help to bring it up to date, improve the way it looks, increase its saleability and its value too. There are a number of things you can do to improve the exterior of your property from making small cosmetic changes such as giving your fence a coat of paint, to something more drastic like changing the roof. Why not give some of our ideas a try?