5 Shortcuts For A Beautiful Home Exterior

Just like your mother always told you, first impressions are important. That is why looking your best is an important part of your day to day life. The same thing can be said of your home. What your home looks like on the outside is the only thing that most people will ever see. If the outside is neat, well-groomed, and attractive, then your home will have more value in the eyes of the viewer (and eventual buyer) – if you’re thinking of selling your property. There are many simple things you can do to put your home’s best foot forward and keep the exterior of your home looking nice. Try these 5 shortcuts for a beautiful home exterior. 

You can find more articles about home exterior design and how to care for the outside of your home at our exterior designs page


Is yours the ‘worst house’ in the neighbourhood?

Do you have things in your yard like toys, broken vehicles, or an old boat? Get rid of them! Those things are the leading detraction factor in your yard. Any clutter will make your yard look ugly, even if you have landscaping and other beautifying elements in your yard. Remove all clutter from your porch, walkways, yard, and driveway to ensure your home always looks its best. There are some clever ways to refresh the look of your exterior space. And they don’t take much time or cost too much.

A beautiful home exterior can be easily achieved

It is amazing what a little paint or siding can do for your home. Repainting, replacing siding, and even replacing or updating the roof can help you maintain the best look for the outside of your home. Choose a colour that matches your surroundings to prevent your home from sticking out like a sore thumb. If you’re looking for some more tips, a siding company can give you some other good ideas. Once you’ve painted (if you need to), you can also look at these quick exterior make-over tips to see if your home can benefit from any of them.

How does your lawn subtract from an overall beautiful home exterior?

In today’s busy world, keeping up with the yard is difficult. However, if you neglect the appearance of your lawn, your house will look ugly and unkempt. Try to trim and mow your lawn at least once a week to keep it freshly trimmed and the weeks at bay. Watering, if necessary, can also help your yard look green and lush, even in the hottest days of summer. Fertilizing every couple of years can also help improve the health and appearance of your lawn.

Strategic Landscaping

Do you have something about your home that is simply ugly? Electric units, gas lines, and certain parts of the home are simply not attractive. However, if you cover these areas with strategic landscaping, viewers will never notice the ugly parts of the home. Talk with a local arborist or professional landscaper to determine the best way to landscape your yard. These design ideas for small gardens will also help.

What does your doorway say about you?

The entrance to your home is what you want visitors and viewers to notice first. You can make your doorway attractive without much effort at all. Adding a simple wreath and welcome mat will help visitors feel at home. Painting your door a contrast colour to the rest of your home makes it stand out. You can also add a few pots of flowers by the door for additional colour. You can see a detailed article about front door painting with some great suggestions here.

These steps are simple ways to keep your home looking nice. If you take the time to implement a few of these tricks, you will find that the appearance of your home’s outside improves dramatically. If you liked 5 Shortcuts For A Beautiful Home Exterior, please share it on your social networking sites. Thank you.

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11 Responses to 5 Shortcuts For A Beautiful Home Exterior

  1. Jessy October 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    Oh Thank you again Anne for another great article! I will start to redesign my home exterior nest week and i will definitely follow your advices! I want my home exterior to be the great in the neighbourhood and i feel i’ll manage it!
    Best regards!

    • Anne October 9, 2013 at 8:25 am #

      You’re welcome, Jessy. Let me know if you need any more help.

  2. john cruzer
    October 5, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    Nice tips to handle home exteror.

    My home is small i plant in buckets beautiful flowers are growing their i to manage it well and attractive way at home door.

    Its posible but i want some ideas about it. So i can do it better.

    • Anne October 9, 2013 at 8:25 am #

      Container planting is always helpful for making the outside of your home beautiful. They can be used even when you don’t have outside planting space because they can be put anywhere.

  3. Metal Roofing Ontario September 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    I thought Id add Metal Roofing to the list. Although Metal Roofing is not the least expansive roofing material on the list (In fact it’s probably going to be 2.5x the price). It is a great way to ensure that your home STAYS looking beautiful the longest with a permanent ECO friendly solution. Big advancements have been made in permanent wood decking and siding and I think that Metal Roofing is just on the crest of becoming the new standard. WHY? Well because, Temporary just doesn’t make sense when you keep spending money on something that is expansive in the long run and dosen’t do you any favors when purchasing a standard asphalt roof.
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  4. Lee Kendall September 14, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    First impressions are everything! Something as simple as cleaning the exterior of the home will drastically change the appearance. We recently started cleaning the roof, it had built up black mold stains that made the home appear rundown.. Which we found out was just mold and the roof did not need to be replaced. Our home looks as though the roof was replaced, not to mention the exterior looks like new as well!

    • Anne September 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

      That’s true, Lee. We also have that problem of mould growing on our roof. Thankfully, it’s not a huge problem, as they tend to fall off on their own, especially after a heavy downpour of rain.

  5. Jitesh Patil
    September 12, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    Current exterior designs do not only talk about artistic form for houses, but also discusses the technology and science which are applied as the foundation of their architectural designs. Most of them reduce the use of natural sources and replace them with metallic materials such as iron, steel and glass which are friendly to the environment. There are different architectural designs that can be applied to small spaces which are suitable for urban houses, but there are also models that can be adopted by people who want to create a large private areas.


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