They say that age is just a number, and while you’re only as old as you feel, your home may be showing its age. To breathe new life into it and make it look newer again, just try one or all the ideas listed below.
The good news is you don’t need to spend a great deal of time, energy, or money to complete these simple projects, so get going!
Make a Good Impression
One of the quickest ways to make your home look fresh and new is to focus on the front door area. First impressions are everything, so make your home’s entryway shine.
Begin by cleaning the door. Remove cobwebs and dirt before making any repairs it needs. Finish off with a fresh coat of paint.
Touch Up Exterior Paint
For people, wrinkles are a sign of wisdom and experience. For a home, however, chipped or peeling paint are signs of neglect. Take a walk around the outside of your home and touch up any areas that show signs of wear in the paint. Not only will your home look better, but the repairs will also protect your home from the elements better.
Trim the Hedges
If it’s been a while since you’ve tended to the trees and bushes around your property, now’s the perfect time to do so. Trimming the hedges is the easiest way to give your home a fresh, new look, and it helps the plants thrive and be healthy.
Enhance Your Front Porch
If you have a front porch, try adding some symmetry to it by placing potted plants on both sides of the door. Also, pay attention to the colors you use as accents in this area as they should all work together to create an aesthetically pleasing vibe.
Keep the Walkway Clean
Aside from the front door/front porch areas of your home, your guests see the walkway and driveway first. Keep these areas clean of debris and stains by sweeping regularly and using cat litter and dish soap to remove any oil stains left by parked cars.
Just because your home is old in age doesn’t mean it has to look its age. Just as there’s plenty you can do to look younger yourself, these home improvement ideas can help your home look younger, too.