Five easy ways to rejuvenate your Exteriors
With the sunny summer in full swing, we’re spending more time outside. The nice weather provides the perfect opportunity to make some relatively fast and simple upgrades around the home. The following blog post covers five easy ways to rejuvenate your exteriors so that they’re looking their best throughout this season, and beyond!
Transform your front door with a fresh coat of paint: Giving your front door a new lease on life with a fresh coat of paint in a beautiful colour is a sure-fire way to help the front of your home look more appealing. Your front door is the entryway to your home and one of the first things visitors will see when they visit, so it really sets the tone for your home’s design and it’s important to choose wisely. The shade you pick is up to you— go bold and bright with yellow, natural and tranquil with sage green, classic with fire engine red, etc. Our Advanced Technology trim paints provide ultimate endurance for all exterior wood. Durable and flexible Satin and Gloss paints are suitable for doors, window frames and more! Don’t forget the trim!
Accessorise your entryway: Add accessories to your entryway will also help make it pop: In addition to painting your front door, we recommend upgrading your entryway with ease using a few carefully placed accessories. Highlight your entryway with a gorgeous seasonal wreath on you door and/or add potted plants or flowers to incorporate more colour and vibrance to the area. Make your entryway more welcoming by adding a bench or chair if space allows, and this also provides a nice perch to sit and watch the world go by. Upgrade the look of your door with a beautiful new knocker, handle and/or mail slot.
Use lighting strategically to illuminate and beautify: From the front of your house to the back of your house and everywhere in between, lighting is a great way to add ambiance and enhance the look of your home. According to Better Homes & Gardens, “When it comes to lighting your landscape, a little goes a long way. Your eyes need less light outdoors than indoors in order to see light, shadow, and pattern. To plan your outdoor landscape lighting, start with a walk around your yard at night. Envision how and when you want to use your outdoor spaces, then tailor your lighting to suit those needs.” Consider upgrading or adding lighting to your pathways, entryways, decks/patios, garden area, shed, or other architectural features. There are so many options to choose from, so you’re guaranteed to find lighting that suits your style and budget!
Ensure pathways and patios are looking great: A clean pathway and patio will help your exteriors look more polished and put together. You can pressure wash these areas, and any other stone/concrete areas for a quick solution to dirt and mold. We also recommend using our Fungicidal Wash to get rid of organic growth on exterior walls, paths and patios. This ready-to-use and easy-to-apply formula kills mould, algae and fungal growth.
Enhance your landscaping: “Garden landscaping is the ideal way to craft an attractive space to grow plants that give you a beautiful environment and design a practical layout that allows you to use your garden how you want.” Consider the main purposes of your exteriors and how you want them to look, and then decide the best ways to accomplish this- using landscaping to enhance your goals. While larger landscaping projects will take more time and effort, you can quickly uplift your exteriors with plants and flowers.
Ready to get your exteriors looking great? Call into your local Sandtex stockist for everything you need to get your home in top shape!
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