Almost everybody wants to live in a house that looks fantastic from outside. Having a house that looks well polished and has great kerb appeal is almost a part of the American dream. How often do we see films set in leafy suburbia, where individual houses all have own, perfectly mown lawns? But achieving that dream like the rest of the American dream is all about hard work and dedication to a cause. Fortunately, increasing the kerb appeal of your home is a lot easier to achieve than living the life our forefathers had imagined. Here’s what to do to make your house look amazing from outside.
1. Have an Amazing Front Door
All too often people settle for a less than superb front door. They’re often shabby and generic. But a great front door can be the center piece of your house’s look. Why not replace that generic plastic double-glazed door with something a little more beautiful? You can now get a whole range of hardwood doors with different and subtle designs. One beautiful design would be to have a door with a porthole window and cast iron fittings. You could also opt for a hardwood door painted black, rather like you see adorning the town houses of London. It is especially effective if your house is clad in white-painted wood or is made from white stone. It immediately adds a depth and a character to the whole building.
2. Wrought Iron Fencing
Wrought iron fencing is also in keeping with the British theme. If you want to make your house appear more prestigious, wrought iron fencing can be a great addition. Black-painted wrought iron fencing can be found all over residential districts in London. It’s even used outside the Prime minister’s house on 10 Downing Street.
3. Walkway Lamps to Make Your House Look Amazing from Outside
Nothing creates such a beautiful and mellow effect quite like walkway lamps. If you’ve got quite a long path up to your front door, consider lining that path with lamps. Go for the type that stands on 2 foot high posts and that are powered by solar panels that collect energy in the day.
4. Pot Plants
When you put plants in pots, you get the beauty of both. And, when placed artistically, can make your house look stunning. Go for a mixture of different types of plants and don’t be afraid to use a lot of them. Pot plants can lift the exterior of even the drabbest house, if used in sufficient quantity. The mixture of colors and shapes draws the eye and never fails to evoke a sense of beauty and peace.
5. Shiny New Mailbox
Everybody has a mailbox at the end of their garden in those idyllic scenes of American suburbia. And yet, the mailbox is one of the least loved parts of the whole ensemble. But the mailbox is an opportunity to make your house look amazing from outside. If you’re going to be dramatically improving the appearance of your house, why not install a shiny mailbox made from brushed metal?
You could treat it rather like you might an ornamental watering can. Place pot plants around it strategically and turn this eyesore into a work of art. These are some superb ideas to make your house look amazing from outside.