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Clever Ideas For Updating Your Home's Exterior

If you are wanting to make some changes to your home, then have you thought about updating the 
outside of your home? Even on a low budget, revamping the exterior of the home can improve how the 
home looks, but also the value and saleability of the home. There are a variety of different things that 
you can do to change up the look of the outside of the home. It could be anything from basic cosmetic 
changes like painting or adding some cladding. Of course, there are some drastic changes that you 
can make, like changing the structure, the roof, or even replacing windows. Whatever budget you are 
looking at, here are some of the things that you need to know so that you can improve the exterior of 
your home.


Exterior Finishes

If your home has some stone cladding or pebbledash from the 70s or 80s, you won’t be alone in 
wanting to get rid of it. It can be removed quite easily, or covered with plaster or a different material to 
give the outside a new look. If it is plastered, for example, then you can easily paint on the smooth new 
exterior in a color of your choice. Other choices for exteriors could be stone, timber, composite 
cladding, metal, or concrete.

Lighting

The lighting on the outside of your home can not only help it to look good at night, but it can also act as 
a great security feature. So think about what lighting you have out there at the moment. 
A lot of home security systems reviews will talk about the importance of motion sensor lights, 
especially for by doors and driveaways, as they will switch on when someone walks up to them. 
Framing a driveway or walkway with lights can be a good idea too, as it can look good as well as work 
as a safety thing. Solar panel lighting is a great way to add new lights, as hooking up some electricity 
can be difficult in an existing driveway.

Replacing a Roof

On some styles of house, particular something like a bungalow, then the roof can be a pretty dominant 
feature and you may want to change the shape of it or improve the look of it. Doing so can really make 
the appearance of the outside of the home really different. Replacing a roof is no mean feat, though, 
and can be quite an undertaking. Plus, you might need to get planning permission for the change. 
There will be things like roof insulation that will need to be installed at the same time, so it can all add 
to the costs.

Changing Windows

Windows can change the whole look of the home, as they can add a lot of personality. You could 
choose to fit replacement windows, change the shape or size of the windows that you have, and all 
can be done without planning permission. You should choose styles that are in-keeping with the style 
of the home, though, so that it doesn’t look too out of place or mismatched.

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