Sharing My House Exterior Makeover Plans that will be done on a small budget.
Now that spring will be arriving for real in a few weeks, I have to get myself in gear and create a plan on how I want to tweak a few things on the front exterior of my house. Spring and early summer will be the perfect time to paint before the heat of July and August set in.
If you have been following me for a while, then you know I have already been making small tweaks in the way of adding new exterior lighting, painting the front doors, removing shrubs, and on the back side of the house, adding shutters.
My plan for the spring is to paint the front trim of the house a neutral color and the garage door the same way I painted the front doors.
I found this photo over on Southern Hospitality and it hit all the right buttons in regard to what I am looking for color wise and the large rock landscaping.
My house has brick and painted plank paneling on the back and sides of the house, not stone, but the brick is a similar color. The roof on my house is black and when it is time to get it redone, we will choose a much lighter color.
This photo was taken when we were in the process of removing holly bushes from the front of the peak and windows. The area in front of the windows is now cleared and I think this is where I would like to add some rocks and ground cover of some kind. We may end up removing more holly, but only time will tell if that will be needed.
I think once the green peak is painted a soft neutral, the house will look a bit more updated. Of course I wish I could have Chip and Joanna do their magic on the exterior, but no budget for that so it is up to me to come up with a plan and choose the color.
One of you mentioned the last time I posted this photo that I should consider painting the green above each window a dark black/grey to mimic glass so that the window look like the go all the way to the top of the peak. I will have to experiment.
Here is another home exterior I like. I like the big rocks and boulders in front of this home and the modern vibe.
For the front entrance, I plan to paint all the green in a soft neutral. This alone will brighten the area up. If money was no object, I would like to…
…add a small peaked roof over the entrance, but that probably won’t happen and will have to reside in my dreams for now.
I also have been searching for planters to place on each side of the front doors and/or on either side of the steps where we plan to remove the globe shaped holly that is on each side.
Here are three that I found online. I still have to go searching at my local garden center, Lowes and Home Depot to see what they have.
I like all of them, but the large Sandstone planter might look really nice x 2 by the stairs to create a clean-lined modern vibe.
Lots more searching, thinking and planning ahead for me.
Have you ever done a house exterior makeover on the facade of your home? Would love to read what you did and any tips you want to share.