Remember the old adage about it’s not what is on the outside but the inside that counts? When it comes to people, this is very well and true. However, when it comes to your home, the outside is the first thing people will see when they come over or drive by. So how do you give your home a facelift? By using some of these suggestions to help your home sparkle.

Change Out The Not So Obvious

When you change out the welcome mat, mailbox, new lighting by the garage or front porch, new address numbers, doorbell, or even a lamp post; you can change the look of your house by leaps and bounds. Look for things that will catch your eye in design and style.

Time To Get That New Front Door

Your front door is a crowning jewel when it comes to making a big impact on the exterior of your home. Make sure to pick a door in your price range. Steel doors are considered one of the best options as well as beautifully crafted fiberglass doors. Make sure to not skimp on the hardware either. Your front door really does make a dramatic difference to your home. If you can’t afford what you want, try painting or staining your current front door until you can achieve the door you desire.

Change Out Your Windows

Woman love to accent their eyes with eye shadow and mascara, so why not the windows on your house? By adding to or changing your windows you can really add character and charm to your home. Try installing window boxes or shutters, it can make a big difference. If you would like to change out your windows, talk to your Hoffman Estates Vinyl Wood Window experts here at Apex Ext. We’re here to help you make the best choice of windows for your home. We serve all of the Chicagoland area.

Add Character Elements To Your Front Porch

If you have porch space by your front door, try adding in things like: a small table and chairs, a bench with some pillows, or some cute knick-knacks for the season. Even adding a rug and some plants will make it feel like you have more square footage and space. It is also a huge selling feature on your home.

Last Updated on April 13, 2017 by


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