When you see a 7-series parked out in front of a ramshackle house, you think someone isn’t making the best choices with their finances. But when you see a Jetta parked out in front of the best-looking house in the neighborhood, you think they are geniuses and want to learn the secrets of their ways.
Such is the power of a good façade.
Here are some ways you can upgrade the façade of your home:
Paint, Paint, Paint
A fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest ways to update your house’s façade. It’s one of the most affordable options and can significantly change the look of your home.
Now, for the right color – depends on the natural light, your door color (more on that below), your landscaping, and your neighborhood. Not to mention your own style preferences. Today, many are leaning towards moodier, richer colors for the outside of their home – but lighter colors are always in style here in South Florida.
Add or Update Your Shutters
Depending on the style of your home, shutters can add a lot of character or look out of place. Good shutters aren’t just for hurricanes either. In fact, the style of shutter your pick for your home can change the entire look and feel your façade exudes.
Whether you’re considering a more traditional look, a Bahamian look, or plantation shutters indoors – adding touches like these can give your home a whole new look.
Replace Your Front Door
You can add a black front door to a classic Mediterranean-style home and make it mod, or you can go a deep rich wood to make it look like it was dropped in straight from Italy. You can even throw caution to the wind and go red (yes, we went there) or even glass.
Your front door sets the tone for your entire home. Update it wisely and you’ll be surprised on how much of an impact it has.
Add or Update Your Lighting
You can get sconces to flank your entryway, spotlights for your landscape or all of the above. Adding some different types of lighting changes your façade dramatically when the sun goes down.
Change Up Your Landscaping
You can get a supercut, or you can go to a skilled stylist that accentuates your face shape and turns heads.
Yes, the same goes for your home with landscaping.
From providing texture and depth to sheltering the view from the street for some extra privacy, good landscaping helps you show off what you want to and hide what you don’t.
Add or Update Your Gutters
Many homes in Miami don’t bother with gutters – they get clogged too easily.
But getting some stunning brass gutters (with filters on top to stop leaves from getting in) frames your roof and siding in a way that subtly changes the look of your entire home.
Add or Update Your Roof
From an engineering point of view, your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. If the roof doesn’t work, nothing else will in short order.
But it also provides an aesthetic quality too – from Spanish tile to a new fancy Tesla roof, the choices you make on the roof can reframe the rest of your façade.
If you are thinking about upgrading your home’s curb appeal, give us a call. We’re more than happy to walk you through the options at your fingertips.