Your home is a photo showcase for anyone who comes by, and there is no one who knows this better than your neighbors. Regardless of whether you are aware of it or not, your home defines who you are, and there is subtle competition in every neighborhood for the house that looks its best.
The exterior of your home is the first thing someone sees that tells them a story about you.
Homeowners often try to make structural updates to improve the appearance of their home, e.g. B. to replace the siding or the windows. These changes are important and have the side effect of improving energy efficiency in the home. However, if you spend a lot of money on new windows or siding, the house will not look any better unless the design is considered when buying it.
Here are some home exterior design ideas that you can use to make a positive difference to the way your home looks to others. You will be surprised how good it makes you feel.
Building and landscape lights
High or low lights on a building can have a dramatic effect on its appearance. Landscape lights make a similar statement. Use lights to highlight a particularly beautiful feature in your landscape; B. a tall tree, a pond or a view of the garden. Underline your house and your garage with distinctive or unusual lights, such as B. carriage lights to make them more welcoming to viewers and to soften the shape of houses that appear too boxy.
Adapt the lighting design to the design theme of your home. Electric light that is reminiscent of the old gas lantern lights goes perfectly with a farmhouse decor. Sea lanterns are a fun way to decorate a Cape Cod style home.
Solar lights are a popular addition to a walkway because they are inexpensive and easy to install, but they give off a bluish tinge that may not really improve the appearance of your landscape. Wired lights are much better; They make a much more natural amber imprint.
Your front door
A door is relatively easy to swap out and there are so many different styles. Replace your current door with a door of a different color to match the design of your home, or try one of the latest types of doors with geometric glass inserts. You can choose a door that will brighten the design of your home or let more light into the house. Complete the architectural statement with a brass door knocker or a decorative welcome sign on the front of the door.
Your mailbox and your address reference
These features are sometimes overlooked by homeowners, but they can make so much of a difference to the outside of your home. Replace your old metal mailbox with a freshly painted new one that is more stylized. Consider going even more distinctive with a brick-built mailbox. Swap out your home’s basic black address numbers for a more colorful and artistic address tag. Express your creative flair by constructing your own address tag and painting it with a little help from your local craft store.
The imaginative window box
Window boxes have a lot of potential for adding color to the exterior design styles. They are inexpensive and can be painted to match the color of your home seamlessly. If the outside of your home is already too monotonous, paint it a bold contrasting color and fill it in with your favorite flowers.
A tree in your entrance area
An arbor, even a simple one, looks stunning at the entrance of a house. Attract it by planting climbing plants and flowers around the arbor. Colorful roses planted on an arbor look particularly romantic. Scatter the flowers with twinkling outside lights to make the heart faint at night.
The versatile pergola
Many homeowners like to put a pergola in their yard, but in the right landscape, a pergola can look even more attractive on the front lawn. A pergola can be used to break up a large landscape and add more interest. Depending on the design and materials chosen, it can even be placed right in front of the house to act as a makeshift awning. Add a candlestick to the ceiling and place fancy patio furniture underneath to relax on a hot summer night.
Your garage door
If you’re like many homeowners, your garage door is likely due for a spruce tree. Give it a new paint job with a paint or two colors that perfectly match the design of your home. If your garage door is worn out, consider replacing it with a newer model with glass window inserts.
Improvement of the renovation works
If you are already planning to renovate your home, why not make it as decorative as possible. For example, you may have decided that you need new windows. Instead of the standard replacement windows, consider the much more elegant dormer windows for your home. When your roof needs replacing, consider one of the many decorative and colorful roof designs made of slate or metal instead of the normal-looking asphalt tiles. Such changes cost more, but they can greatly improve the attractiveness of your home.
Don’t forget your driveway
A neglected driveway makes everything else look disheveled. Make sure yours is freshly paved. You can also improve it by changing the surface of your driveway to brightly colored concrete or brick paving stones. Be sure to color them to match the rest of your home. Cobblestone is an unusual choice that looks amazing with the right modern home exterior design.
Round or square concrete paving slabs can be used to design a stepping stone path from your house to your garage or to lead into your back yard.
Remember that any improvements you make to the outside of your home have a double benefit. Not only do they make your house more visually interesting, but they also make it more attractive to buyers when it comes to selling your house.