If you're looking to update the exterior of your home without doing a lot of renovations, there are a few things you can do on a budget. You can improve the look of your home to make it more modern, more aesthetic, and to add curb appeal with these different additions and changes.
Exterior shutters can add a lot of character to the outside of your home. Look for shutters that will complement the window. Vinyl shutters are great because they are:
Vinyl is a high-quality material that isn't going to be discolored by the sun, isn't going to be damaged by weathering, and just like vinyl siding will last for decades on the home. Have these professionally installed, to ensure that the exterior of the house isn't damaged, and so they will last.
A new front door with a high-quality lock doesn't just improve the look of your home from the street, but it also helps to improve safety. Look for modern options that are cohesive with the style of your home. High-quality doors can be found made of the following materials:
You want to have a new lock put on the door. You can get a traditional deadbolt or look at new magnetic locking options that are available.
Improve the lighting fixtures around the outside of the home. Add lighting on the ground to showcase the windows and new shutters. This can be new outside sconces, lanterns, or a lighted pathway walking up to the house.
Some fresh greenery around the door, and in the yard will add a lot of detail. This can be potted plants around the front door or porch, new bushes in the yard, or even new trees around the property. Tall plants can cover bare spaces along the front of the house.
If you have a plain house that is old and unattractive but you don't want to start major renovations, there are some simple ways you can completely change the look of your home. Make a list of the areas that you dislike the most and that you think need the most attention, and then go from there. With new shutters, lighting, some greenery, and a new door, the house will stand out while people are driving by.
Have you ever thought about growing your own herbs inside your kitchen? Whether you live in an area that isn't garden-friendly or just don't have the space outside for the herbs, you can find some great window options for growing an indoor herb garden that fills your kitchen with great scents while it's growing and while you are cooking with them. On this blog you will find tips for choosing windows that will help promote the growth of your herbs and designs for windows that are meant to grow such gardens in your home without all of the headaches that can come with it.