The facade is the first thing we see of any house. An excellent facade can tell us that this owner really takes care of the house, that he or she has good taste for architecture and can create curiosity to see what the interior of the house is like when the exterior is so beautiful. Maybe that impression is functionality, warmth, and creativity, or maybe you just want to have a facade that looks good for you.
In the past, homeowners had to commission architects to change the facades of their houses. Fortunately, today we do not have to go through those long procedures. If we want to change the facade of our house, modern technology and building materials, combined with our imagination, can result in very beautiful and original houses. Not all facade renovations need to be drastic changes, even a few small changes like planting more trees or changing paint colour can result in a completely different look and feel to our homes. Adding new door and window frames and pressure washing the outside can be so important.
Keep materials simple
It’s easy to get lost with so many different types of materials: wood, steel, aluminium, stone, stucco, brick, and so on. A good rule of thumb is that the material should be durable enough for the weather, but also give the style you want. Materials should also be chosen based on the climate your home experiences. This is the reason why houses in earthquake-prone areas use a lot of wood and little brick. You can even introduce new materials, like a black iron balcony, if this flows with the overall style. Don’t limit yourself. Some details that do not affect the structure can bring new life to your facade, such as a stone driveway. Just remember to take the weather into account.
Improve doors and windows!
You can upgrade your windows and doors to make them look newer. You could consider uPVC windows and doors to give the property a modern look again. You can buy different glass patterns and door handles to create a manageable exterior. UPVC wears well and is easy to wipe over. It is usually scratch and stain resistant which means it makes a great choice for families. It also improves the curbside appeal. UPVC windows will offer a clean look that will be weather resistant. Wooden frames can easily tarnish and become damaged over time, and also tend to let the cold in a little more than other materials. Take time to look at your options and create a gorgeous exterior.
A lick of paint
Something as simple as a coat of paint can have a great effect on the look of your home. A blank patio can be very attractive when you have a lot of green in your garden. Softer colours in the upper part of the house can also make your house appear larger than it actually is. Some houses look great in strong greens and yellows, some are less so. An often-overlooked factor in colour is the quality of the paint. Poor quality paints can easily erode or cause colour to fade, revealing cracks and faults in the facade. Be sure to improve your home easily and affordably!