Exterior Home Improvement Ideas

Exterior Home Improvement Ideas

Enhancing your home’s exterior isn’t just about aesthetics – it’s an investment that yields numerous benefits. Updating your home’s exterior offers a fresh perspective elevates curb appeal, and creates a welcoming first impression. You love your home, its location, and the neighborhood. You aren’t interested in moving so why not think about ways to give it a fresh look?

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Whether it’s upgrading landscaping for a vibrant outdoor retreat or adding a statement entryway for a touch of elegance, these improvements not only beautify but also boost property value. With potential savings on maintenance and energy costs, along with the sheer satisfaction of owning a stunning residence, investing in exterior upgrades is unquestionably worth pursuing.

Landry’s Painting, a California painting company with over 30 years of experience handling residential and commercial painting projects throughout the San Bernardino area, shares some exterior home improvement ideas.

Ideas to Improve Your Home’s Exterior

1. Fresh Coat of Paint– Never underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint on your home’s exterior to give the entire property a whole new look. If the paint has begun to show wear by either peeling, looking dingy, or washed out, updating the color of your home to something a little lighter, brighter, or more modern can enhance its style.

At Landry’s Painting, we can suggest home exterior paint colors that are popular yet in keeping with the vibe of your neighborhood. Maybe a soft sage green or a creamy beige might be a welcomed change. Make sure you pair the color of your home with its architectural style to get the best results. For example, use tan, gray, or off-white on a stucco California Southwestern style home, while using a saturated color palette on an Arts and Crafts home and a natural color palette on a Tudor.

2. A Contrast of Color on Trim – One of the hottest trends in home exteriors right now involves using bold colors to accent front doors, shutters, trim, or decorative woodwork. Discuss with your painter trim colors that complement the rest of your home’s exterior with an eye-catching pop of color that draws positive attention. Do not be afraid of bold colors like red, turquoise, or royal blue. The key is to use these colors in small amounts so as not to overwhelm the home’s palette.

3. Add Exterior Accents – Consider adding horizontal lap siding over certain parts of the exterior to add some interest or other type of siding such as shingle, panel, corrugated metal, or board-and-batten siding. All are suitable and attractive options to update your home with. Choose a different siding style to call attention to a different area of your exterior, such as upper stories, eaves, or attached sections like garages or barns to give your home a style boost.

4. Add Some Texture – Another popular exterior remodeling idea right now involves adding some texture to your home’s exterior such as adding a brick or stone veneer skirt or accent wall. Or you could add some cedar or cedar-look shingles to a section of your home. If you already have a stone or brick exterior section, you can paint it as well to change it up. If you have a modern home style you can consider the use of architectural wall panels, corrugated metal panels, or even stucco to add textural interest.

5. Add Exterior Lighting – Adding some exterior lighting can make sure your exterior is visible and add a stunning visual every night. Lighting driveways and walkways are a lovely accent that steps up your home’s appearance. Sconces, over-the-door lights, and accent lights can also add illumination to your exteriors and make it easy to spot friends and family approaching. If your home has large soffits or overhangs beneath your roof, you can also install some discreet lights in this area as well, which can help to define your roofline.

6. Upgrade Garage Doors, Front Doors, and Shutters- If your garage faces the street, consider a fresh coat of paint or replacing them with an upgrade. Consider replacing them with something more decorative, such as carriage-style doors, carved doors, or contemporary-style doors to give a fresh look to this section of your home.

If you are painting your exterior, do not forget shutters. You can paint them in a complementary color or if you want, replace them with new stylish exterior shutters. There are lots of interesting options that can enhance your home’s curb appeal. Again look for shutter styles that compliment your home’s exterior architecture and maybe consider a bold color to make them stand out.

Same with your entryway door. Give your entryway a lift with a quality stylish door that says welcome. Choose a color that pops and is a coordinated complement to the rest of your home’s exterior.

Landry’s Painting for Your Home Improvement Needs

Landry’s Painting is a family-owned, local painting contractor in Hesperia, CA. Providing the finest quality interior painting, commercial painting, residential painting, and exterior painting at affordable rates throughout the Inland Empire, San Bernardino, Riverside, and High Desert. We’re happy to help our clients with new home, remodeling, and beautification projects. Call us today at (760) 617-1051 or send us a message using our online form to tell us about your project.

With more than 30 years of experience in commercial and residential painting, we provide painting-related jobs as well including drywall repair and epoxy floor coating. Our goal is to provide you with a great-looking home or office, at a price you can afford, all while making sure the process is as convenient and hassle-free for you as possible. We work around your schedule to provide minimal interruption and we make sure to treat your home or business as if it were our own which means taking care that the job is done right, cleaning up when the work is done, and using high-quality, long-lasting materials.