There are so many articles on the internet about interior design. Tips on things like what colors to use, what fabrics are on trend, and the type of furniture to pick. It’s no wonder that sometimes we forget all about the outside of our homes.
It is easy to think that the architect and builders had responsibility for that part and now that we live there, we just don’t have to worry about it. Of course, this is completely untrue! We need to think about the exterior just as much as the interior. Read on to make sure that you don’t make the common mistakes that most people do when looking after the outside of their homes.
What Counts as Outside? Okay, this seems like a silly question, but some people just think of the outside of the home as the exterior walls. But that isn’t the case. The exterior is everything that you own that is on the outside, so walls, gardens, drives, and roofs are all included in this category.
Don’t Forget to Paint the Outer Walls: Having said that, let’s look at the walls first. If they are in poor state, it is going to make your home seem run down. That is why it’s important to regularly check the aesthetic appearance and condition of all of the outer walls. If they are structurally sound but looking a bit grim, then you can give them a fresh coat of paint. Refreshing the paint is a fabulous way of looking after the exterior of your home. Not only does it look nice but it also protects the walls from weather damage, too.
If painting isn’t an option and you want to retain the natural stone or bricks of your home, then you can have the walls cleaned. This is usually done with high-pressure steam jets and can be expensive. But it does have the marvelous result of making your old home seem brand new, without losing any of it’s character.
Don’t Ignore Regular Roof Maintenance: It’s also vital that you keep on top of any roofing services that needs to be done. Loose slates and tiles can be dangerous for your family and visitors. A shabby roof can make the whole property look a mess, not to mention they can let in water and cause dampness in the interior of the house. Speak to your local roofing services specialist to see if your roof needs some urgent TLC.
Make the Windows Sparkle: One thing that few people love to do is clean the windows, especially when they have to do this outside as well as this inside. But think about it. The outsides windows are what come into contact with the must debris, dust, and rain so they are much more likely to be dirty. If you simply can’t bring yourself to do both sets, inquire about a local window cleaner with a reasonable rate. Then they can help you keep the outside of your home as attractive as possible.
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