4 Upgrades In and Around the House that will Give Your Home a Facelift
When considering making a few changes around the house, one can start to feel a bit overwhelmed with the options facing you. Where do you start? What will make the biggest difference? Of all the things to give some TLC to, you should start by thinking about what hasn’t received attention for the longest time?
There are always obvious choices to turn to, like an upgrade in the kitchen or something new in the living room. Still, there are also many things that may seem inconspicuous at first but will make the most significant difference in your home’s appearance. That said, here are four upgrades in and around the house that will give your home an instant facelift and make you fall in love with your house all over again.
Give Your Home a Facelift #1 – The Front Door
This is where all your guests enter your house and also where you greet them. Your front door is literally the doorway to the rest of your home, so it should look well – taken care of and neat. The front door can endure some wear and tear over time and sometimes start to swell or crack due to the years of being used continuously.
Getting a new front door for your house can give it a fresh new look and provide an impeccable first impression when guests come over to visit. There are plenty of options to choose from when looking at a new front door – some with intricate details, some made almost entirely out of glass, and some fitting a more simple elegance style. A glass door has a very modern look and allows ample natural light into your home, whereas double doors give a more dramatic effect. When choosing a front door, make sure it fits nicely with the style of the house.
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Give Your Home a Facelift #2 – The Garden
Your garden can be a piece of art if you invest a bit of time and imagination into it. Even if you’re a more indoor type of person, a beautiful and luscious garden will be the cherry on top of your already beautiful home. Upgrading your garden can be a fun and exciting project to tackle, and the opportunities of what you can do are endless.
Start by doing some research and getting ideas of what you would like to have in a new and improved front garden or backyard. Also, have a look at the plants and flowers that you want to incorporate into your garden, such as the amount of sunlight they need, whether they’re bee and butterfly-friendly, how big they grow and how easy or hard they are to maintain.
When you have all the research behind you, you can get started with the fun part – taking an ordinary patch of grass and converting it into a sanctuary! Once you’ve had a peek at the countless options you can apply to your garden, you won’t be able to suppress the urge to get started immediately.
Give Your Home a Facelift #3 – The Garage Doors and/or Garden Gate
Your garden gate and/or garage doors are also aspects of your home that take a beating over the years from the elements, constant use, and the usual wear and tear. In time, the wood could start to swell, the paint chip away, or lose its vibrance due to the sun’s harsh rays. Garden gates and garage doors are usually at the front of your house and can be seen by anyone who drives past, which is why attending to them can really have a significant effect on the overall appearance of your home’s exterior.
Believe it or not, but there are also loads of options to choose from when looking at new garage doors, just like a front door. The usual five types of garage doors include wood, aluminum, glass, fiberglass, and wood composite garage doors. This is a project you’ll need some professional assistance with, so be sure to do some research in order to find the top rated garage door company.
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Give Your Home a Facelift #4 – The ‘Guest’ Bathroom
Not everyone has the option of a ‘guest bathroom’ and in many households the guest bathroom is in fact the household or family bathroom. Either way, a tidy and good-looking bathroom for guests to use is important. Granted, having your own bathroom (if you have an en-suite) upgraded is important, but you wouldn’t want guests to have to walk through your bedroom to go to a bathroom that you think is acceptable for them.
An upgraded guest bathroom will ensure you have a place where guests can pop into quickly while visiting or when friends and family stay over. Also, there is nothing as impressive as when you’re at someone else’s house and, when going to the guest bathroom, walk into one they’ve actually taken the time to put some effort into – this instantly shows that you’ve taken extra consideration into something that isn’t particularly for your own comfort.
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These are just four of the many ways you can upgrade your home in a unique yet effective way – let your imagination run wild! The opportunities are endless, and the satisfaction of a complete project afterward is a feeling like none other.
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