Upgrade The Facade Of Your House Easily

July 15, 2021

If you want to redesign the facade of your house, you can do so with some simple steps. Curbside appeal is vital for people who want to sell their house. It will improve the look of the building and also raise its value. So, what do you need to do? First of all, carefully examine the facade: does it need a simple cleaning and then a lick of paint? Does it show traces of moisture? In this case, also check the condition of the gutters. It could be that they need cleaning. Have you noticed any cracks? The expertise of a mason is perhaps to be considered and you may need to replaster the wall or repaint. This way, your home will look vastly improved and also offer your house a beautiful vibe.

Change Its Appearance

Know that changing the appearance is a tedious job, but it is doable alone if you have scaffolding or helpers. Be careful to conform to the style of the other houses on your street and check with the town hall that there is no restriction if you want to modernize the facade with cladding. Sometimes, you need building permission to change the home, especially if others are older in style. You may want to look at new windows and doors also. Sliding windows look particularly elegant. Also shutters can look stylish too. If you want a feel of the Mediterannean, then wooden shutters are best! 

Insulate From The Outside

Thermal insulation from the outside (ITE) is undoubtedly the most effective solution for lowering the heating bill without reducing the living space, and at the same time improving acoustic comfort. This relatively cumbersome operation benefits from government assistance. It also offers an eco-friendly solution to many houses and will not only make the facade look good but will offer you benefits. It is known to reduce your energy bills over time. 

Wall Decorations

Ceramic or metal decorations, sculptures or bas-reliefs gradually take the place of traditional paintings and bring a note of originality to the house. You can add creeping plants up the side of the house, like ivy, which is particularly classy. Add lights too, as well lamps look amazing. Rechargeable terminals, presence detectors, directional spotlights all look great. Take care of your lighting to mark out a path, underline the facade or highlight a specific element of your garden. You may want to light up a tree, a fence, or a water feature. Add pots and planters at the edge of the windows, the plants easily decorate the surroundings of the house. For more elegance, limit the colors. Both outdoors and indoors, we must be able to adjust the lighting according to our needs. In the garden, light falls very gradually so specific lighting such as LEDs will give style to the garden at all hours of the evening. 

Adding decorative elements refreshes a house facade, such as pretty metal flower boxes under the windows, a beautiful letterbox can work well. You can add an unusual address plaque. These look welcoming and warm. You can find aluminum or wood address plaques with a rim at home improvement centers and choose a name for your house! There are so many choices! Installing a garden fence is essential for many reasons. This arrangement makes it possible in particular to secure your home, to delimit your land and to keep your pets safe. You can have a wooden fence, wrought iron, painted fence — the options are endless! 

Optimize The Security Of Your Home Thanks To A Fence

Legally, any owner is free to enclose their land if they so desire. Whilst, this is not a requirement, it is essential to protect you against break-ins and any type of theft. It is therefore appropriate to choose a fence made with a solid and resistant material. With this in mind, it is strongly recommended to assemble a fence mesh as a kit with rigid panels in hot-dip galvanized steel. You can leave with peace of mind on vacation or on a business trip every time. 

Delimit Your Property

The installation of a dividing fence allows you to delimit your property from that of your neighbors. This type of work is less expensive and less complex than mounting a wall. However, pay attention to the aesthetics of this arrangement to ensure a certain harmonization with the rest of your garden. This dividing fence can be only one meter high, in order to reduce the cost of this installation.

Preserve Your Privacy

Beyond its delimitation and security functions, a fence protects you from the prying eyes of passers-by. You can fully enjoy your garden, terrace or swimming pool, while preserving your privacy too. You can consider installing a privacy screen or pergolas, in addition to a fence. It also is a deterrent if you have a secure fence. It encloses your property a little more. Another way to upgrade your privacy is with security cameras. These can be real cameras or faux cameras, but either way it adds more discretion. You must be sure that you can adequately protect your home against theft and more. If you have a garage, that can also improve the look of your home, if it is well kept and tidy. You can use garage doors that look sleek and are safe. There are many options for garage doors which you can take a look at. You could also add frosted glass to certain windows to add security. This can even add style! 

Entering The Home 

Finally, as you enter your home, a stylish doormat is best! Beyond its primary role of keeping the house clean, the doormat is a must have for the entrance hall. You will find a multitude of models from the classic coir doormat with the inscription “Welcome” to be inviting to your guests. Your home is beautiful and it is constantly growing in value — it is time to believe. Anything is possible when you put your focus to it. 

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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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