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Impressive exterior makeover ideas for your home

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Design & Trends, Outdoor Living, Variety

It’s easy to get carried away with the interior of your home and forget what it looks like on the outside. This can mean that the exterior of your property gets neglected. Visitors to your home will not be impressed by a damaged roof, or windows that have seen better days. If you ever want to sell you home, the exterior of the property becomes even more important, as you want to attract potential buyers with curb appeal.

Professionals in facade engineering create highly effective exteriors for commercial properties. These exteriors create a good impression of the occupiers as well as providing energy efficiency and protection for the structure itself. The good news is that you can have a similar effect on your own home.

Cladding your home to protect it

Cladding is not just a means of creating a whole new look for the exterior of your home. It also provides several other benefits for your property.

  • Insulation that helps to keep your home cool in the hot weather and warm when it’s cold outside. This improved insulation helps you to save on energy bills.
  • Protection for your home against UV rays from the sun and other effects of the weather such as damage from high winds.
  • Insulation that keeps high noise levels from permeating the walls of your property.

Refreshing the look of your roof

It’s expensive and complicated to create a whole new roof for a property, but you do not need to go this far in order to make a big difference. Simply removing the moss from the tiles on your roof is a good start. You can use a long-handled scrubber to do this but be careful not to be too rough. It’s also possible to jet wash a roof but this can cause damage to the roof, especially if the wrong attachments and jet strength are used.

You may also want to replace broken and worn tiles on the roof of your home. This helps to improve the appearance of the property and prevents unwanted pests and moisture from getting in. If you are not confident enough to do the work yourself, simply call a professional for help.

Roof

Changing the windows to save money and improve appearance

If the windows of your home are damaged or broken, there is a good chance that they will need replacing. You may also want to change the windows of your home because they look outdated or out of place. Remember to choose energy efficient windows as a replacement, so that you can save money on energy bills and help to protect the environment. You can buy this type of window in traditional designs so you can have all the advantages of modern windows without having an adverse effect on the historic look of a property.

Adding exterior lighting for atmosphere and security

Adding lighting to the exterior of your property provides several benefits.

  • It can add to the atmosphere in your outside space.
  • It provides an extra level of security for your home.
  • You can see clearly as you approach the front of your property, as can visitors.

There are several different types of external lighting that you can choose from including lanterns, flood lights and motion sensor lights. You can even opt for a combination of different lighting, for optimum security and effect.

Making flowers a feature

Flowers and bushes can make a big difference to the exterior of your home. You can choose the exterior look that is right for you, from a lawn with surrounding flowers to several tubs or planters filled with colourful blooms. You can even make your own planters if you want to be original with your designs.

These ideas can help make the exterior of your home stand out from the crowd. You can be proud of the way your property looks and you can attract interest from potential buyers should you ever put your home on the market.

 

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