You’ve probably spent a little more time at home in the last year or so compared to before, and, let’s face it – how you view your home and the feelings you have towards certain things about your home have probably changed. Maybe your backyard could look cooler? Maybe your kitchen could look more open? Maybe you’re trying to improve your overall curb appeal? Well, whatever your thoughts are, we have some home renovation ideas that will help you fall in love with your space once again.
Home Renovation Ideas to Burst Curb Appeal
Are you thinking about sprucing up your home’s curb appeal?
Improving its appearance not only gives your home a finished look, but it may also just improve its value. Curb appeal provides an essential first impression for visitors and passersby so here are a few ideas on how you can update the look of your home.
Any home renovation ideas that improve your curb appeal are good ideas.
Paint Your Front Door
Nothing boosts the curb appeal of your home faster than a newly painted front door. It’s an easy and affordable project that will bring a pop of color to your home.
“The front door is a real focal point of the exterior of your property,” says Patrick O’Donnell, brand ambassador at Farrow & Ball. “Painting it in one of your favorite colors can quickly upgrade its look.”
The new color should reflect your own personality and enhance your home’s exterior design. Take the time to apply samples of a few different colors as well as a couple of different shades of each color. You will be able to see how they appear in different light throughout the day, helping you make a confident decision.
Plant a Tree
While more costly and labor-intensive than painting a front door, strategically planting a new shade tree in your front yard can instantly make your home feel grounded and more welcoming.
Consider adding a flowering tree with spring blooms as a way to set your landscaping apart from your neighbors.
But use caution, as the seasons change, landscapes that feature many deciduous trees may result in a dull and sometimes uninviting appearance during the winter months.
Add Flower Boxes
Another option for adding a pop of color to your home is to use planter boxes. It’s a quick, simple, and relatively inexpensive project with beautiful results.
Flower boxes under windows, on a fence or railing, or even on your front porch are a great improvement to your overall curb appeal.
Choose flower colors that work together for a cohesive look.
Stain Your Brick
Masonry/brick staining is the method of choice for updating a home’s brick exterior. And, when it comes to home renovation ideas, a fresh brick stain can complement any other home renovation idea previously mentioned.
White is classic and timeless and it’s our on-trend brick stain color for 2021. A white home portrays cleanliness, freshness, and simplicity. It’s a versatile color that is featured on nearly every style of home, from farmhouses to more modern dwellings.
Light colors typically make a home look larger and more inviting. Pure White, Cinder, and a warmer, Hidden White are three of our most requested brick stain colors.
Various shades of gray continue to be very popular among homeowners. It’s a trend that has lasted nearly ten years. The neutral, balanced color can transform brick houses with outdated brick from drab to a current and contemporary looking home.
The hue creates a warm and earthy feel and also complements most stonework and wood trim details. Our current popular shades of gray brick stain include Cozy Gray, City Streets, and Ironclad.
When selecting a brick stain color, also consider updating the other colors of your home including window trim, soffits, and fascia. Many interior designers recommend featuring two accent colors for a home’s exterior.
Luckily, trends in exterior brick stain colors tend to evolve at a snail’s pace.
The color or colors you select today are likely to still be very popular next year, in five years and even in ten years.
Why Brick Stain?
BrickImaging’s proprietary brick stains are absorbed by masonry—making them permanent and maintenance-free.
Brick is a highly porous material so our masonry stains are formulated to create a chemical bond with masonry and will never chip or flake due to moisture trapped within the bricks themselves.
With brick stain, the original surface textures and color variations remain—unlike paint.
Additionally, all of their masonry staining projects come with a top-coat matte-finish sealer that helps protect against UV damage, limits mold, and mildew growth, and reduces spalling.
Painted brick or masonry will begin to chip and peel in as little as three years. Importantly, once brick is painted, it requires continued maintenance.
Paint saturates masonry pores, preventing them from releasing moisture back into the air. The paint will begin to blister and peel in as little as three years.