Is your property feeling lackluster? Are you itching for a bit of change? With the summer months quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to do some simple renovations to get your home in perfect condition to be shown off at backyard barbeques and any other get-togethers you might host. You might grumble at the idea of a big, expensive outdoor project, but the renovations could be much less expensive and labor-intensive than you would expect. It all depends on what kind of changes you’re looking to make. If you aren’t sure where to start, then here are some ideas for how you can take your property from boring to breathtaking!
Switching Up Your Color Scheme
If you’re getting tired of your home’s exterior, then it might be time to give it a makeover. A fresh coat of paint in a brand-new color can completely change the overall look of your home. For years boring, pale neutrals with colorful accents were all the rage, but their era is coming to an end. Sure, the classic combination of a white exterior with dark accents will always look sleek and modern, but now colors like deep charcoal and navy are incredibly popular, especially when paired with natural wood or white accents.
Sometimes it takes more than a fresh coat of paint to improve your home’s exterior. For example, if the stucco siding on your Exton home is starting to deteriorate in any way, then it might be time to consider stucco remediation. Not only can stucco remediation help to improve the quality of your exterior and prevent any future water damage, but it gives you the option to alter the overall design of your home just by changing up the siding type. Once your stucco is removed, you’ll have the option to replace it with classic wood-style siding or synthetic stone, both of which can help to give your home an immediate face-lift and greatly increase its curb appeal.
It’s no secret that how well-kept and well-decorated your property is, the better it will look overall. Landscaping is arguably one of the most important factors when it comes to the attractiveness of your property, and everyone has a landscaping style that fits them best.
Many larger estates have expansive gardens that draw inspiration from the ancient Romans, the ancient Greeks, or from the French renaissance. These gardens include complex patterns and symmetry, with hedge mazes or topiary art filling the massive space. You will also find water features like fountains within these gardens, and the lawns surrounding them will always be incredibly well-manicured.
If you want your property to look nice without feeling like something out of Alice in Wonderland, then you should at least find somewhere on your front lawn to include flower beds, bushes, or flowering trees. The most optimal spot to include these features would be along the pathway leading to your front door or planted along the front of your house. If you’re looking to add more privacy between your property and your neighbor’s, then you might consider planting a privacy hedge like leyland cypress along your property line. Just keep in mind that no matter what type of hedge you plant, it’s important to keep up with pruning so that it doesn’t get too unruly.
Upping Your Entertainment Game
If you’re feeling satisfied with the color and style of your home’s exterior and the design of its landscape, then it might be time to turn your attention to your outdoor entertaining space. If you’re working with nothing at the moment, then it might be time to consider adding a back deck or a patio where you can host all of your get-togethers. If you’re building and designing the entire thing from the ground up, then you have the opportunity to add whatever design elements you think will help improve the functionality of your entertaining space. You could add things like an outdoor bar, where you’ll be able to serve freshly made cocktails to your guests during your backyard parties. Why stop at a bar? Why not add an entire outdoor kitchen to your property? That way, you don’t have to step away from the party to prepare a perfect meal for your guests.
If you want to up your level of fun, then you should consider building your deck or patio around a hot tub or swimming pool. While adding something like a pool is a much bigger expense, the payoff will be well worth it when you can take a refreshing dip in your pool on a hot day, or spend cold winter nights soaking in the warmth of your hot tub. No doubt, your friends and family will love it too!