3 Ways To Update Your Home’s Exterior

As the weather turns nice and the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel grows ever brighter, look to your outdoor space for timely upgrades. Staying on top of old or worn home details will help to maintain your property value as well as potentially stave off any possible damage by performing preventative maintenance. There are few key items to begin working on right away. 

Garage Door

Garage doors can have a major impact on the look of your home. The colour you choose will seamlessly blend in with the existing finish or contrast for effect – whatever works for your design sensibilities. Replacing an old garage door with a new one will provide you with easy opening and closing, updated features, and quality insulation. Work with a professional Garage Door installation company to get the best results. Make the change for a more secure and lighter-weight door that will last.



The lighting on your home’s exterior pulls triple duty for you. First, good lighting provides a decorative option adding to the structure’s design and aesthetics. Second, lighting provides safety by illuminating walkways so that passersby can see where they are and what they are doing without concern of falling or getting hurt. Third, having a well-lit property enhances your security system by throwing light on shadowed areas surrounding your home. Choosing a light with a sensor will add another layer of defence.


When selecting new lighting, consider environmentally friendly options such as LED light bulbs that last years longer than incandescent light bulbs. While they may cost more on the initial purchase, they are more affordable over the long term as they do not need replacement as often as other types. LED light bulbs will save you time in pulling out ladders and replacing them every year, as well.



Your garden is a natural extension of your home, especially when the weather is enjoyable. Spend some time in the garden at different points during the day. Take note of where the sun hits. Next, look into adding some shade. There are many options to choose from, depending upon your preference and price points. Consider trees, awnings, a pergola, or a covered patio. A portable umbrella is a good choice if you are looking for a less permanent solution.


After you decide on shading, it is time to make some garden updates for you and your family. Seek out low-maintenance plants that will bloom at intervals throughout the seasons. Plot out an area in your garden to grow your vegetables. This is a great opportunity to show your children the farm to table cycle. Make your garden your oasis to play and relax.  


Here is a video of some fun family games to try out.

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You may not be ready to venture out on holiday just yet. Instead, look for ways to make your own space more inviting and comfortable. Try out some new music. Sit back with a cuppa in your well-tended garden and enjoy the fresh air. After all, you deserve a little rest and relaxation.


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