Whether you’re about to put your home on the market or simply want to give it a new look, transforming the exterior of your house can do wonders. It can make your home look brand new or give it a totally different appearance.
Working with experts such as experienced painting contractors in Alpharetta can give the exterior of your home a makeover in a pretty short amount of time. Here are a few stunning ideas that will make your neighbors and potential buyers say “Wow!”.
1. A FRESH COAT OF PAINT DOES WONDERS
One of the easiest exterior makeover ideas is simply repainting your house. Pick one paint for the main body of the home, an accent color for the trim, and another complimentary color for the front door or other areas you want to highlight.
You don’t have to stick to the colors currently used on your home, either. Hate that sunny yellow? Transform your home by painting it midnight blue if you want. You could even paint your home black or go for a neon color, though that may not be the best idea if you’re going to list the property soon.
DON’T ASSUME YOU CAN’T PAINT YOUR HOME
Just because your home has brick or stone on the exterior, don’t assume you’re stuck with those colors. You can absolutely paint brick and other exterior materials, though some people may claim otherwise.
If you dislike the red brick used on your home, feel free to paint it white, grey, or any other color. While bright blue bricks might be odd to some people, if that’s what you want, don’t let them tell you it’s wrong.
2. TRANSFORM THE LANDSCAPING
Sometimes, changing the landscaping instead of the house is the key to giving your property a new look. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to add more landscaping, though. Sometimes, removing or cutting back trees or bushes is the key to making your home stand out.
In other cases, adding flower beds or sod may be what your home needs. Carefully examine the exterior to determine what parts of the landscaping are working for you and which are working against you.
3. ADD A PORCH OR PATIO
Adding a gorgeous porch to the front of your home or a patio to the side or back of the house not only changes the look of your home, it also gives you useable outdoor space. A beautiful front porch can become your new favorite spot, especially if you add a swing or a glider to it. Likewise, your family may spend many evenings on your back patio enjoying the beautiful weather and relaxing.
4. CHANGE THE DOORS AND WINDOWS
Changing up the doors and windows on your home can do more than just change how the exterior looks. It can also lower your utility bills and make your home more comfortable, especially if you’re changing out older windows with ones that are much more energy efficient.
For a major change, you can enlarge or even shrink windows, combine several windows, or put in a sliding door or French doors where a traditional door is now. These changes aren’t as time-consuming or as expensive as you may assume, either.
5. ADD DORMERS
If you’re okay with a larger project, adding dormers to your second story can bring in more light and even add a substantial amount of new livable space. A dormer is a roofed structure that juts out from the house and typically includes a window.
If you don’t have a second story, you can still add a faux dormer window to give your home the look of a second story when one doesn’t actually exist.
READY TO GET STARTED?
If you’re ready to begin your home’s exterior makeover, contact J. Stevens Painting today for a free estimate. We’re here to help you transform your home and bring your vision to life.