The possibilities are endless; here are some inspirations for a remarkable makeover. First of all, consider the year of construction of your home, its shape and colour scheme, and think about how you could add (or subtract) to make your ugly duckling home a beautiful swan
The House Facade
is also a major part of this new attraction, as your home must function as well as looking good, so make sure you replace dripping gutters, clean out moss-filled downpipes, kill mould and mildew on sidewalks, roof and driveway. Your home will instantly appear cleaner and well maintained.
Add smart timber cladding
, glass sections, colorful paint or extensions to enhance your home.
A change of roof pitch
can create a covered car port and a bungalow can be transformed into a Los Angeles style ranch house. A porch can also make more of an entrance way.
A simple railing around the porch will instantly make it more welcoming. With a couple of smart chairs and a table, the porch will turn into a great outdoor area
in which to enjoy the summer months.
The Front Door
Painting the front door and the window frames with a bright color will create a dynamic effect.
The number or name plate should be clearly seen at any time of the day.
New garage doors are a vast improvement. For design continuity, match the style of the garage door with the front door.
Shutters make windows appear larger and make them stand out more. It is also possible to add larger windows or turn a kitchen or dining room window into a walk out set of French doors.
The windows must be gleaming - dirty glazing not only looks dodgy from the outside; inside, grubby glass can block out up to 20% of natural light.
The Final Touch
Tidying up the garden by edging the lawns, removing weeds and trimming trees. The house will be more visible from the street.
The installation of various lighting
sources allows to delimitate spaces and to highlight shrubs or bushes.
With these tips, it's up to you to obtain your dream house.
Colin & Justin
[Main photo via Tim Barber]