As the New Year approaches, it is a good time to evaluate the condition of your house. Are there maintenance projects that need to be done? Being proactive with maintenance can prevent a long list of major issues for a house. Is the exterior of your house looking worn or dull? Do you want to do some projects for the New Year that will spruce it up?
There are a number of things you can do to give your house a whole new look for the New Year. Pressure washing the exterior, painting the front door, changing the trim color, or painting the whole house all have the potential to make a big impact on how your house looks.
Pressure wash the exterior
Pressure washing can remove years of dirt and grime from your house, driveway, and walkways. The impact can be quite dramatic especially if the exterior of your home has never been pressure washed. This is a great place to start when you want to transform the look of your house. There is minimal prep work to be done before pressure washing, it is inexpensive compared to other options, and it can be completed quickly by a professional.
Paint the front door
Your front door can have a big impact on the overall look of your house. A brightly colored door can add interest and an element of fun to the façade. You can go with a darker color to create a dramatic effect or something more subtle for a simple look. Whatever look you are going for, repainting your front door can help you achieve it with minimal expense or effort.
Change the trim color
Changing the trim color of your house can give it a whole new look. There are a variety of options including dark trim against light siding, light trim against dark siding, monochromatic trim and siding colors, as well as high contrast color choices. If you have never thought about the impact of trim color on the look of a house take some time to do a little research. Look at Craftsman style houses compared with Tudor style houses-the way the trim is applied on the house and the color both significantly impact the overall look. Changing the trim color of your house will be more work than pressure washing or painting the front door but it is still a relatively small project with a big potential impact.
Paint the whole house
Having your entire house painted will transform the way it looks. If your current paint job is peeling, cracking, and fading then new paint can make your house look brand new. Getting a paint job on your entire house will cost significantly more than any of the projects mentioned above. But, it will also have a significantly bigger impact on the look of your house.