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6 Ways to Add Character to the Exterior of Your Home

­You don’t have to sell your home to care about its outward appearance. You may just want to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment every time you pull up to your dwelling. If the appearance of your exterior is lacking, the following 6 strategies will help you add charm and character to its outdoor look.

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Add a Touch of Color

If the homes in your community resemble one another, and it’s difficult to ascertain one from the next, you may want to boost your home’s decorating scheme. You can add a touch of color to your home’s exterior in a number of ways. If your door is plain, choose a vibrant, yet tasteful color that meshes with the siding or brick. Deep hues of burgundy and red can make a home stand out in a positive way. If you are looking for a natural way to make your home appear less dull, plant flowers that will provide continuous blooms in spring, summer, and fall. Place chairs, benches, tables and another furnishing on your front porch and paint them bright in color.

Spruce Up the Yard

Gardening enthusiasts may love to explore the exterior landscape. But if you don’t have a green thumb, a certified arborist expertly beautifies your landscape by helping you maintain trees and shrubs. Begin by trimming trees that may be blocking your roof, fencing or power lines. An expert can also help diagnose harmful infections caused by insects or contagious diseases. Other ways to boost your home’s curb appeal is by making sure your lawn is freshly manicured each week and shrubs are neatly trimmed. If you have perennials and annuals, you may want to line the colorful flower beds with a layer of mulch. Lawn fertilization, watering, and regular feedings can also rid your yard of unsightly bare sports. It can also green up your grass, so you can enjoy a luxurious and rich lawn.

Unique Walk Way

If you have a path or walkway that leads up to the entry of your home, there are simple tricks to adding charm to your exterior. Instead of plain concrete, look for something more inviting such as brick or stone. There are also a variety of colors and styles, depending on the look of your home’s exterior. To prevent your unique walkway from buckling and coming up in sections, you may want to have the experts install it. If you are handy, do your research first before paving your path to alleviate trip and fall hazards.

Seasonal Decorating

Although your neighbors may hit the seasons with a fevered pitch, the exterior of your own home should always remain classic. A great way to be the envy of every neighboring household and maintain your household decorating budget is through tasteful seasonal decorating. In the summer, add a sunflower or daisy wreath to the front of your door. You could also add garlands of greenery specific to fall, spring and summer to your mailbox post. During the warm months, place large planters on the porch with greenery and flowered blooms. During the winter holidays, light up your home with decorative lighting that complements its style.

Tack on Window Boxes

Window boxes can add charm to your dwelling even before you add flowers and greenery. But before you hang them, you want to shop carefully for the right style. Look for boxes that are best suited to your home’s design. If you hang them, and they seem to still be a missing character, the boxes can be painted to mesh. When done, keep them filled with seasonal flowers and plants.

Keep it Well-Lit

If you have spent a lot of time, hard work and money designing the exterior of your home, you don’t want to leave your efforts in the dark. Your home should look just as amazing in the daytime as it does once the sun has set. Add outdoor lighting to your drives and walkways to make it easy for guests to find your entryway. Outdoors lights should also focus on the landscape that you’ve worked so hard to maintain. If you are stumped on what to get, your local hardware store should have everything from the plug-in variety to lights that are solar powered. Above ground lanterns and posts spaced up and down the path to your home can add character to your outdoor dwelling.

The outdoor character of your home should be equally important no matter if your dwelling is up for sale or not. If you are looking for ways to spruce up the exterior, the above 6 strategies go above and beyond.

 

Article Submitted by Community Writer.

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