Maintaining a spectacular home inside and out takes hard work, especially right now while we’re all in our abodes almost 24/7. If you’re feeling guilty about neglecting your home’s outside appearance lately, or you’re no longer getting those warm-feel good vibes you used to get walking up the path to your front door, it’s time to make some changes to help you fall in love with your home again. Here are a few ways you can make a big difference to the appearance of your house.

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There are a few things you can do to give your windows a facelift. First of all, Window Cleaning is essential to make the window panes shine. 

Second of all, if the windows’ borders appear outdated, you might want to consider painting them to freshen up their appearance. 

And thirdly, always consider changing your window treatments. For instance, mismatched blinds and curtains dotted in different windows can sometimes pull down the outside look of your home. Instead, if you’re ready for a change, you might want to invest in slatted Venetian blinds or shutters for all windows. Using the same window treatments will create a seamless, smart, and unified look from the outside. 


Much like the windows need regular attention in staying clean, the door is no different. Throughout the year, it gets covered in dust and debris, causing its appearance to become dull and look worse for the wear over time.

To solve this problem, cleaning is your first port of call. Washing away the debris should revive the appearance. Alongside scrubbing the door, brush away any cobwebs, dead bugs, leaves, twigs, and so forth around the doorway. 

Depending on the door’s condition, you could always consider repainting it or even choosing a new hue. Grey is particularly popular at the moment, but black doors are understated, sophisticated, and suit most architecture.

Front Garden

You never really realize how much impact the garden makes on yours and other people’s impressions of your home until you devote some time to making it look smart and tidy. 

Mowing the lawns, pruning the shrubs back, and removing the weeds, makes your home much more pleasurable to see. And with the darker nights drawing in, it’s the perfect time to add some solar lights to the front yard. Think about adding them first in high impact areas such as along the pathway, or woven through the shrubs.


If you have fencing bordering the front of your house, it’s worth considering whether it could benefit from being spruced up or replaced entirely. 

Fences endure lousy weather all year round. Thus they become worn very quickly. It could be a case of applying a coat of paint before fall weather greets us. Or perhaps investing in a new fence, to jazz up the front of your home.


Turning the front of your home from drab to fab is simple. You firstly need to identify areas that could benefit from being fixed, cleaned, and repainted. 

Every change you make shall make a big difference in how you feel when you’re journeying up to your home. However, although there’s only a month or so left of decent weather to get outside jobs completed, try not to put too much pressure on yourself. Because while some tasks such as window cleaning can commence all year round, it’s okay for other jobs to wait until next spring.

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