5 Upgrades to Make to Your Home's Exterior this Summer
Now that the warmer weather is here it’s the perfect time of year for a home improvement project.
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Now that the warmer weather is here it’s the perfect time of year for a home improvement project. Whether your exterior is simply in need of a lick of paint, or you’d like to make more significant upgrades, this can greatly increase your curb appeal. Even just refreshing your windows can make all the difference. For a bigger investment summer is also ideal for experimenting with new landscaping designs. Here are five upgrades to consider making to your home’s exterior this year.
Restore your Roof
Your roof needs regular maintenance to ensure it’s in tip-top condition. Summer is a good time of year for a thorough roof inspection. Have a qualified professional check for any leaks, broken tiles, or issues with guttering. This could save you on expensive repairs down the line. If you need any upgrades, look into hiring roof restoration services. Your roof performs an important function, so it’s important to give it the TLC it needs.
Upgrade your Landscaping
If you’re fortunate enough to have outdoor space, why not make the most of it this summer? You could upgrade your front or backyard with some stylish landscaping designs. Check out the latest gardening trends in 2021, for example. It’s perfectly possible to revamp your landscaping on a budget as well. You could try upcycling planters and hanging baskets from repurposed household items for a more original, eco-friendly touch. Plant a selection of colorful flowers to brighten up both your front and back gardens.
Refresh your Front Door
One simple way to increase the value of your home is to refresh your front door. If you are planning on selling the property this will be one of the first things potential buyers see and it can make a big impression. If your home has a traditional door you could have it restored to its original beauty. You could also consider replacing your front door entirely for a sturdier and more attractive alternative.
Repave your Patio
It could be that your patio or decking just needs pressure washing. If the paving is uneven or worn, however, you could replace it with new slabs. This will greatly improve the look of your exterior. You could even consider adding decorative paving. Patio areas and garden paths make a lovely landscaping feature and installing them doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank. Here are a few interesting garden paving ideas to give you a bit of inspiration.
Replace your Windows
If you want to improve your curb appeal one place to start is with the windows. You could consider upgrading them to a more eco-friendly option. This will not only look better, but it will also make your home more energy-efficient. Here are some of the best options for eco-friendly window upgrades. Keep your windows clean and stay on top of general maintenance. This will ensure your home’s exterior looks better for longer. Summer is a good time of year to undertake a few projects outdoors, so make the most of it.
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