Ideas for improving your home’s exterior *

AD|Whether you’re looking to sell your house or give it a much needed refresh, there’s nothing more important than your homes exterior. In fact many guests or passerbys will associate the condition of the exterior with how your home looks on the inside!

It’s all about curb appeal. Which can be vital should you ever decide to put your home on the market. So if you’re looking for some inspiration here are some easy ideas for improving your home’s exterior, and to help you achieve your dream home. 🏠

The driveway

A tired looking driveway with broken paving slabs is not only dangerous but also reflects negatively on your home. So, replace the broken ones and tidy up any weeds that may be growing through the cracks. Or better yet replace all the slabs with a new design.

If you’re on a budget however, a high pressure washer can help make the driveway look cleaner by removing built up dirt, and give it a new lease of life.

Front Door and Windows 🏚

After walking up the driveway, your front door and windows are often the first elements a visitor will see. If yours are looking tired or worn, and aren’t offering adequate insulation it’s the perfect time to replace them.

Choose a look and a style that complements your home, and remember that they don’t have to be plain white. There are a wide range of colours to choose from, but if you’re looking for a more cost effective option paint or updating the hardware (such as knockers, handles and letter plates) can be a great way to give your home a refresh.


A well-maintained garden will show your visitors your house is loved and well cared for. While an untidy garden can reflect negatively on your home; suggesting the interior is unkept.

While thinking about how you’d like to landscape your garden, lighting, sculptures or water features can also be great items to consider. They can offer a unique feel to the garden and allow you to show off your personality.

If gardening isn’t your fortay, potted plants or hanging baskets can be great alternatives to flower beds, requiring less maintenance. Also make sure your lawn is mowed regulary (if you have one).


A conservatory can be a great way to add more space to your home while increasing the property value too. With companies such as St Helens Windows creating bespoke conservatories* you can find the perfect design to suit your lifestyle.

From dining rooms to games rooms there are so many reasons to install a conservatory in your home. For me there’s nothing more relaxing than sitting on a wicker armchair enjoying the view from our garden.

Fencing and gates

There’s nothing worse than rusting gates or rotten fences. Not only do they suggest a lack of maintenance but also a lack of security within the property.

Consider repairing or replacing any loose/damaged fence panels and gates. Or paint them if they’re in good condition but full of chips.

How do you improve your home’s exterior? Have you tried any of the methods here? Share your tips in the comments. 😊

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  • Britt

    July 18, 2019 at 22:38

    Great suggestions! We don’t currently have any flowers in the front flowerbed, I plan on putting the mystery roses there once they have grown, but we still keep the garden area clean and free from weeds so that it looks presentable even if it’s just mulch and wood chips for now lol

    1. Kim

      July 20, 2019 at 16:11

      Thanks Britt. As long as the garden looks clean and tidy, I think that’s the main thing. The mystery roses sound interesting! I’m going to have to Google about those.

  • Cara

    June 30, 2019 at 10:53

    Some great tips!
    My favourite thing about my home exterior is the ornaments and hedgehog house we have. It’s especially good when the hedgehogs come in at night.
    Lovely post.


  • Lauren

    June 25, 2019 at 11:49

    These are such great tips!! An inexpensive way to clean up your house and make your house look better. Thank you for sharing xx

  • Lisa

    June 24, 2019 at 17:15

    Some great ideas here, Kim. Yes to colourful gardens and a tidy driveway, and a conservatory is a godsend – ours doubles up as a playroom for Flora, haha. We saved up and replaced all our patio slabs a few years ago and it’s made such a difference, we love it! Lisa x

  • Olivia

    June 21, 2019 at 10:11

    I wish I lived in a bought house sometimes, as I can’t do anything like this though I’d love too. I’m rented

  • Jen @ Jen D Bibliophile

    June 20, 2019 at 07:48

    These are all great ideas! Thanks for sharing 😊

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