How to Improve the Exterior of Your House

September 6, 2021 10:48 am


It may seem vain to worry about how your house looks from the outside, but the appearance of your house can make the difference when it comes to whether it looks inviting or not. If your house looks shabby and unwelcoming from the outside you may feel embarrassed inviting visitors, and your self-esteem can be affected. If you are looking for ways to improve the exterior of your house, read on.

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The first thing you can try is swapping your exterior finishes such as by cladding, or painting. There are many types of cladding such as PVCu, which is relatively inexpensive, and timber boarding for real wood rather than a wood effect.

Extending your property can be a very effective way of improving the design of your house without changing it completely. Remember to get planning permission if required, and to use reclaimed materials if possible.

If you have an Electric Meter box that is broken or damaged, it can make your home look uncared for. For replacement of the box, visit Having a metal box rather than a plastic one can mean it will last longer. You can have it spray painted in a colour that suits your home.

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If the style of your house is dominated by its roof, you may consider replacing the roof with more modern and attractive tiles. This is also a good opportunity to add new insulation to make your house more energy efficient if you don’t already have insulation. You could even add some rooflights to improve the lighting in your loft.

Lastly, replacing the house’s windows can dramatically improve the appearance. There are different types of frames to choose from. It is best to get double glazing to increase the amount of heat retained in your house.