5 Simple Ways To Give Your Home A Fresh New Look


Every spring brings with it the opportunity to shake off the winter doldrums and spruce things up for the coming summer. Your home is no exception. Spring cleaning is a tradition as old as time, but this year, you may consider doing more than just a bit of cleaning. While a whole home remodel may cost a fortune, there are actually some simple, easy and inexpensive ways to give your home a whole facelift. Here are 5 simple ways to give your home a fresh new look.

1. Paint the front door in a bold or bright color

They say that the eyes are the window to the soul and your front door is the portal to your home. You can drastically change the look of your home just by painting your front door. One of the current trends in home decor is to paint your front door a bold or bright color. Doing so can add a touch of cheer to your exterior without creating an eyesore the whole neighborhood has to live with. Here are some of the most popular front door colors to inspire you.

2. Paint trim

You might be surprised what a huge difference just giving your trim a fresh coat of paint can make. While you are painting your front door, you can paint trim in a matching or coordinating color for a whole new exterior look or you can stick with the same color you already have. Either way, freshening up the paint on your trim will freshen up the entire look of your home.

3. Install a new garage door

While putting in a new garage door might be a bit more expensive than painting your trim or front door, you might be shocked what a difference it can make in the look of your home. Modern garage doors are made from a wide variety of materials and can even give an aging ranch-style home a sleek, modern look or lend charm and elegance to a classic structure. Check out some of these great garage door ideas for inspiration.

4. Clean up the clutter

Over time, the exterior of your house can become cluttered with a wide range of detritus left from any number of projects. Old bicycles, unused hoses, broken garden equipment and unused auto parts can turn the exterior of your home into a veritable trash dump. Install heavy duty wall shelves in your garage and get the unsightly mess out of sight. While you're doing that, it also might be a great time to give your garage a thorough cleaning and organizing. If you don't, then eventually all the mess will creep its way back out to the sides and back of your house.

5. Tidy up landscaping

One of the first things that many homeowners do when they are getting ready to sell a house is have it professionally landscaped. Tidying up your landscaping increases curb appeal and just curb appeal alone can significantly increase the value of your home. But why wait until you are getting ready to sell your home to increase your curb appeal? Trimming trees, cultivating bushes and shrubs and planting flowers will all add a significant "wow factor" to the exterior of your home. Great landscaping does not have to be costly and in fact just some sweat equity alone can take your home from drab to fab in as little as a few hours.

Unlike an apartment, most people will live in the same home for several years. In addition to increasing the value of your home, giving your exterior an upgrade can also boost your own enjoyment of living in your home. Considering that the longer you live in a home the more likely you are to see a better return on your investment, doing what you can to stay content with your home will go a long way towards helping you see a better return when it comes time to sell.

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