Over time, the outside of your house can begin to appear drab, and you might find yourself craving change. There’s no reason to be content with a boring exterior though as there are a number of simple things you can do to give your house a new lease on life. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can go way beyond a fresh coat of paint, by improving your house’s value and your own satisfaction at the same time.
New Windows and Doors
Few things add as much to the character of a house as the windows and doors. Try adding stylish features like French doors, or multi-paned windows with picturesque shutters. While you’re replacing the windows, consider making them double glazed to save on your heating bills at the same time.
Add a Conservatory
A conservatory will add value to your house in excess of what it costs, and provides you with extra space for entertaining or living. Conservatories can function as an additional area of the garden, full of plants and greenery, or they can be an extra room of the home, with perfect views of the garden. A conservatory is the perfect choice for families who want more room without the stress and uncertainty of moving.
Tend to the Garden
A garden is a world of potential for the inventive homeowner, and a little bit can go a long way. Tend to the lawn whilst also adding plants and flowers to give the space a colourful lift. Furthermore, experiment with birdbaths or feeders to attract colourful, musical guests, or buy garden furniture for yourself. Try matching the flowers or furniture you choose with the exterior colours of your house to develop a style that seamlessly flows.
Improve the Entrance
First impressions are important, and the first impression guests will have when they visit is gained at the entrance to your house. Try repaving the driveway, or adding an ornamental gate that fits in with the style you’re going for. If you want to invest in the long-term appearance of your house, you could replace the fencing, or even plant a hedge.
Don’t Forget the Fascias
The roofline is often overlooked when it comes to the outward appearance of a house, but it can have a huge effect on the impression people have. A fascia is an ornamental feature that runs underneath the edge of a roof, and can pull together the appearance of your house to make everything seem more finished. Adding a fascia is a simple and inexpensive way to give your house a touch of class.
Hopefully these five tips have given you a good idea on how you can improve the outward appearance of your property and remember, for the very best quality windows, doors, conservatories and fascias, make our team here at Gallagher & Cropton your number one choice!