5 ways to revive your home’s exterior (and make a better first impression)

The first thing that people see when they approach your home is its exterior. Whether you simply want to impress your friends and family members, or you want to attract potential homebuyers, revamping the exterior of your home will make a huge difference. We have listed five ways that you can revive your home’s exterior, so it is set up to impress.

1: Grow your garden

Your garden does not need to be fancy or difficult to maintain, but it should be lush and healthy. This includes vegetation of all kinds – your lawn, pot plants, flowers and trees. Even if you are not a green thumb, you can learn to prune back the dead foliage, and give it a drop of water so it does not dry out. A sparse garden might benefit from some added plants that are easy to keep but look lovely and green. For real results, hire a gardener for a one-off project to revive your existing garden, or to maintain if for you on a regular basis so you never have the excuse that it takes too much time to keep looking good.

2: A fresh coat of paint

Painting a home will make it look brand new, especially if you choose your colours carefully. If budget is a problem, check out discounted products that will save you money, or only complete certain areas of your home with a painting treatment. You may decide to use a paint that is similar to the current colour of your home, or you can transform it with a brand new colour. Try something bright and confident, because it might create that exciting look that you are seeking.

3: Install awnings or outdoor blinds

Awnings and outdoor blinds will add value to your property if you are planning on selling it, and they will reduce power bills within your home because you will not need to use as much electricity for heating and cooling. They can also establish beautiful outdoor spaces for relaxing or entertaining, but most importantly they can make a home appear more attractive than it currently is. There are many new products for awnings and outdoor blinds on the market that are trendy, stylish and very progressive.

4: Hire a handyman

Is the outside of your home looking a little dull, or are there lots of odd jobs that you simply have not had the time to respond to yourself? Hiring a handyman does not need to cost a fortune, and they may even complete all of your little jobs in a few hours. The result could be very impressive and well worth the time and money spent. The most noticeable features of a home are often the little things, so get these fixed and notice the difference for yourself.

5: Style up the fence

Most homes in Australia have a fence around a property and these are used to define boundaries and add decoration. A falling down fence will instantly devalue a property, so either replace it or have it repaired. A fresh coat of paint might do the trick, and you can even consider installing privacy screens or decorative features to make the exterior of your property more appealing. Remember that these jobs may require you to hire a handyman or home maintenance professional to complete them competently and efficiently, but the exterior of your home will thank you for the attention!

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