When you first purchase your home most people are eager to put their own mark on it. This is often achieved through a coat of paint, your own furnishings and, most importantly; your personal items.
But over time these familiar items may no longer reflect the person you’ve become or the changing needs of your family.
At some point you’ll reach the decision that you need to redecorate. The most obvious place to start is on the outside. This is the area that creates the first impression to others and even to you as you arrive home.
The first thing most people think of is to repaint their home. However, this is not a cheap option. In fact, the average price to repaint is $1,000 per 500 square feet. If you have several stories this can easily run into thousands of dollars.
Fortunately, there is another way to achieve the same goal!
The exterior of your home stands up to an array of weather types throughout each year. It’s not surprising that it starts to look tired.
However using one of the exterior cladding materials currently available, such as UPVC vinyl cladding can almost instantly transform your home!
An added bonus is that this cladding can be supplied in a multitude of colors and needs very little maintenance. The best systems are designed to last for 25 years; ensuring your home looks good for the long term.
All you need to do is pressure wash it occasionally!
Another area that many people overlook is the front yard. It doesn’t matter how good your house looks with its new cladding. If your yard is a mess, then the house will still look tired and unloved.
You can employ a gardener to trim the bushes, cut the lawn and do other essential work.
But, you may find it preferably to take a few moments first to redesign your yard.
You’ll need to consider what aspects you really use, where you would like some extra privacy and how to ensure maintaining your garden is simple. Of course, if you love gardening then your requirements will be different!
Entertaining and a space for the children to play safely are generally seen as the most important criteria for the yard.
Tidying the space up will ensure your home looks completely different and the yard is more useable.
If you have a driveway consider getting rid of the concrete and replacing it with something a little more attractive. You should go with your personal preference, whether that is gravel, block paving or tarmac.
Changing your driveway will completely transform the entrance to your house.
Don’t forget the inside of your home. You’ll probably find it’s very comfortable.
You can easily give it a new look simply by moving furniture round or by replacing a few key pieces. You don’t need to get a single paintbrush out to make your home look perfect again!