If you’ve recently purchased a home, you’re probably eager to do some updating and add your personal design preferences to the home. As a new homeowner, you may have to monitor the amount of money you spend making changes to your home. There are some budget-friendly updates you can make to the exterior of your house that will immediately change your its appearance and improve its curb appeal.
Changing the Front Door
If you stop and think about how many people will see your front door, you’ll realize what an impact it can have on the exterior aesthetics of your home. Replacing an outdated door can be an affordable update. Select a style of door that complements your home design and the type of siding on your home. Be sure to select eye-catching door hardware. If you have garage doors that face the street, you might want to consider updating them also. Attractive garage doors can immensely improve your home’s curb appeal.
When you’re updating the exterior of your home, you’ll notice that one update often flows ideally into another. For example, once you replace an unattractive front door with an attractive door you’ll want to replace outdated lighting or add new lighting that will showcase that door. In addition to a new porch light, you may want to add walkway lighting or a couple of post lights that will illuminate your home.
Adding or Replacing Siding
Adding or replacing siding will alter the appearance of your home. There’s an abundance of siding colors, textures and materials available which assure you can find something that is visually appealing to you and is a comfortable fit for your budget. When you’re choosing ways to update your home, there’s more to consider than just the aesthetics of the update. Work with a professional like Select Exteriors or someone similar to explore all of your options in this area. Adding siding to your home will provide extra insulation for your home. This can help reduce monthly heating and cooling cost.
Updating Your Home’s Interior Space
One of the most budget-friendly ways to update your home’s interior is to repaint the rooms in trendy colors or in colors that reflect your personal design style. A new coat of paint refreshes a room. It also opens up opportunities for you to continue with additional updates as your budget allows.
The exterior of your home is the first thing you and visitors to your home will see when you pull into the driveway. It’s also an aspect of your home that people driving by will notice. When you focus on the exterior of your home for your first updating projects, you’ll be able to enjoy an immediate reward. That experience is likely to spur you on to embarking on interior updates that will make your home a reflection of your lifestyle and interests.