Five Ways to Give the Outside of Your Home a Makeover

Every homeowner understands the importance of ensuring their home looks good on the outside as well as the inside. Let’s take a look at the top five ways to improve the outside of your property:

Tidy up the Garden


Whether you need to trim, cut, shape, plant, shear, mow or prune your garden, the summertime is the perfect time of the year to get your green fingers to work. You should plant new flowers, trim overgrown hedges, mow the lawn and prune the dead-heads off everything from the plants in your flowerbeds and pots to those in your vegetable patch.

Painting Everything


There are a multitude of things that need to be painted every year in a garden including your fence, the outside walls, your window sills and your garden shed. You’ll need specialist industrial paints and here you can choose from a range of colours, making it easy to change the colour or everything outside to give it a fresh new look. As everything outside is subject to a battering from Mother Nature, areas such as the exterior walls need to be painted far more often than things that are protected inside your home.

Repair the Driveway


A driveway is the first thing that you see when you enter a property and ensuring that it functions properly is important in terms of the aesthetics of your home and having a safe entry way. You can lay a completely new driveway or repair your existing one by filling in holes with fresh tarmac or new stones and gravel. You should also use this time to clean your driveway with a pressure hose and you can also deep clean your pathways and decking areas to ensure they are not slippery from a build-up of algae accumulated over the winter.

Give your Conservatory a Makeover


The winter can take its toll on everything outside, including your conservatory.
Before the worst of it sets in you should do any necessary work on the conservatory such as repairing leaks and installing new glass panels if any have been cracked. You can repaint it, buy new furniture for the inside and clean the windows, as general grime and dirt will build up in the winter weather that needs to be removed.

Clean the Gutters


Your gutters are there to catch and direct the rain but they also like to collect everything from branches and twigs to leaves and other debris. This can cause water damage inside your property, so it is vital to clean your gutters out properly by getting on a ladder and scooping the rubbish out. It is easy to do this with a trowel and then you can wash the pipes through with your hose but be careful not to use the gutter to lean your weight on, as they are not designed to withstand a lot of pressure.

Decorating a home is not only a great way to ensure your property looks great, it’s also important in terms of improving its appeal and overall value on the housing market.


Tags: conservatory, driveway, fence, flowers, garden, gutters, makeover

Author: Maja Markovski


A 35-year-old female architect with a passion for innovative, sustainable design. I blend creativity and functionality to transform spaces into beautiful, practical environments.


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