4 Exterior Features That Make Your Home Look Expensive

4 Exterior Features That Make Your Home Look Expensive

We often neglect the exterior of our homes, especially during the colder months. The last thing you want is to do lots of summer home maintenance when the weather warms up. You can save time by always upkeep your home’s exterior, which will also make it look more appealing and expensive. If you feel you often neglect your exterior or want to make your home look nicer and more expensive on the outside, to reflect what’s on the inside, here are some ideas.

 

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Stone features

Stone is one of those materials that instantly make your home look expensive. From stone patios to Stone Columns, there is a lot of choice for adding this luxury-looking material to your exterior. You don’t even have to pay a fortune. You can purchase some items for an affordable price.

 

Lighting

The lights you place on the outside of your home can make a difference in how expensive the house looks. For example, beautiful lanterns on either side of your garage door can make a statement to anyone who looks at your home.  In addition, high-quality landscape lights can add visual interest, particularly at dusk or during the low light levels of winter days. The key is to choose lighting that complements the other outdoor lights on your home. The landscape lighting should match another lighting as closely as possible for a more uniform look.

 

New paint

Adding a fresh coat of paint to the outside of your home can brighten up the appearance. Even brick homes tend to have wood trim or vinyl that needs cleaning. Pay particular attention to the area around the windows for a clean look. Another idea is to add a pop of color to the front door. This can make a statement to an otherwise drab exterior and create a unique look that helps your house stand out from others on the block.

 

Add more plants

A bare landscape is not attractive to look at. Nor is it appealing. Adding more plants can add depth and a unique twist to your home. It will make it look like you care, even if the plants you choose do not require much upkeep. You could opt for tall plants, which will extenuate the size of your home. Or, you could add tropical plants that are quite rare to see on other front lawns. Plants can easily make your home stand out and appear more expensive.

 

Whether you are on a budget or not, there are plenty of ways you can upgrade your home’s exterior to make it look more expensive. Not only will it make you happier when you arrive home, but it will boost its curb appeal when and if you want to sell in the future. It could be as simple and cost-effective as a few plants. Or, you can upgrade the materials to enhance the home’s look and add some luxury.

 

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