Garage doors

Top Tips For Home Facelifts | just at home

Top Tips For Home Facelifts | just at home

From shutters to decorating your front door, there are many simple things you can do to make your home more welcoming.

When it comes to grabbing attention, first impressions count. We’re here as the local real estate experts to give you quick and affordable ways to improve your front yard that will make your neighbors think you have everything together.

Adding a few upgrades to the exterior of your home not only makes it easier to sell, but also creates a more inviting home. Here are our top five tips for boosting your appeal without breaking the bank. There’s no better feeling than pulling into your driveway and being greeted with blooming flowers in your planters, a fresh coat of paint on your front door, and fresh landscaping.

Front door refresh:

Paint your front door a trendy color. If you’re feeling daring and love a pop of color, Carlie’s favorite on-trend shade is a pastel pink.

If you’re a neutral lover and opt for a more modern look, Payton’s favorite color is a sage green.

Whatever color you choose, pick it from a few different paint swatches and be sure to watch how they look at different times of the day in different lights to ensure the right color choice. You can easily pick up color swatches at your local hardware store and test out different options on your front door before committing to a color.

Once you’ve decided on a color, it usually takes about a quart of paint for the exterior of a front door. Head over to True Value and take a look at some of the exterior gloss paint colors they offer.

Garage door refresh:

Garage doors, especially on smaller homes, take up a fair amount of space at the front or side of the house. That’s why we recommend a garage door touch-up once in a while.

A simple and modern way to update the look of your garage door is to use a gel stain to mimic the look of a wooden garage door without spending thousands of dollars. Head over to Youtube for some DIY tutorials.

To add an extra touch, there are faux magnetic garage door windows and hardware options that you can purchase to add extra detail and give your garage an upgraded look.

Shutters/window boxes:

Another timeless option to give your home an “I got it all together” look is to add planters and/or shutters to the window(s) at the front of your home. This is an inexpensive option that gives your home a warm and welcoming touch while adding dimension.

Whether you decide to go with a natural wood shutter or opt for a color to match your new on-trend front door, shutters and planters add great color contrast to draw attention to the exterior of your home. your house. Our favorite low-maintenance plants to add to planters are evergreens: they’re very self-sufficient and don’t need to be replanted seasonally.

If planters aren’t the style you’re looking for, consider adding planters to your porch.

Planters:

Plants breathe life into any space they occupy. When it comes to sprucing up the exterior of your home, nothing is easier and more satisfying than adding a pop of color to a space that may not have much life.

When choosing what to fill your outdoor planters, buy plants native to your area. If you want to stay local, check out GE&B Nursery at 400th for a great selection of plants and shrubs.

Although we think you should consider bright colors such as pink, yellow and/or red, it is more important that the color of the pot and the color of the flowers work together. Mixing flowers and greenery is fine, but mix with extra care.

Weeding and pressure washing:

Over time, changing weather conditions and dirt that may accumulate on the surface of your driveway can degrade the aesthetic appeal of your home’s exterior. Pressure washing your driveway can be an effective cleaning method to restore your home to its former glory.

If you’re willing to put in the elbow grease, another easy and free way to improve your overall appeal is weeding! Weeding helps improve the overall appearance and health of your garden and front yard.