Save Your Home From A Facelift With A Cheap Makeover

April 8, 2020

Is the exterior of the home starting to show signs of some wear and tear? Are things looking a little more dilapidated and dated than you would like? Before you invest in replacing your decking, adding cladding, or new landscaping, you should consider if there is a more cost-effective option, instead. Here are some cheaper ways to rejuvenate the garden and show the home’s exterior some much needed TLC:

Give It A Lick Of Paint

Whether it is the fence or the exterior of the house itself, nothing can refresh it like a brand new color and look. Instead of investing in cladding or another major project, however, simply getting a paint sprayer can make the job a lot easier to do on your own. This equipment is something of an investment, but there are plenty of affordable ones on the market.

Do The Doors A Favor

Feel like the home lacks curb appeal and its own vibe? You do not have to go too wild, most of the attention goes to the front door. Giving your front door a makeover, whether that means a new lick of paint, some new door hardware such as a new knocker or number, or some surrounding fixtures like lighting can have a huge impact. Upgrade by painting your doors and it will do a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to the curb appeal of the home.

Do A Little Gardening Every Day

Rather than landscaping over a messy garden and starting it from scratch, it is a lot less expensive to simply learn to tend to it. A messy garden might look like a mammoth task to clean up, but if you spend thirty minutes out there, weeding, mowing the lawn, trimming trees and so on, you will find it looking pristine and ready for some much more cost-effective upgrades.

Show The Patio Some Love

The patio, garden path, and driveway will all suffer the wear and tear of time, not to mention the dirt and grime that can build up over the years. It can be even grosser if you have a lively, green garden. You do not have to think about replacing or topping it off with another layer of stone or other materials however, with the help of a pressure washing. See if you cannot simply polish it up first before looking at replacements.

Create A Scene

If you have a porch, then you should make much better use of it. One of the easiest ways to add some warmth and dimension to it is with outdoor lighting, be a recessed light above the porch or a more ornate fixture hanging on the wall. Potted plants and hanging plants can give a lot of life to the porch, as well. Do not be afraid to color it with cushions, throws, and other soft furnishings for the furniture, either.

With the tips above, you can save yourself a lot of hassle, not to mention save your piggy banks some heartaches. A gorgeous garden and garden might be waiting under the surface, you don’t have to start from scratch.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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