We all want our houses to look as good as possible. That includes the outside as well as the interior. A home with a bad exterior will become an eyesore on any street. Are you worried your house isn’t looking as ship-shaped as you would like? Have you been putting improvements off because you’re worried about how much they’re going to cost you? Though major work will set you back, there are some small jobs you could do without breaking the bank. These little touches will make all the difference!
While large garden panels cost a fair bit, small decorative fences are much cheaper. Think about investing a small amount into porch railing, or bordering your path with a small picket fence. If you want to save yourself even more money, you could make some fencing yourself. Wood is easy to come by and cheap. It won’t be hard to build a fence that looks professional. As this is for decorative purposes only, you won’t have to worry about making a high-quality fence. As long as it looks good, it serves your purpose! The fencing will give your home a country cottage feel. It's sure to make you happier with the appearance!
Window shutters are another cheap way to make your house look great. Window shutters can add a unique look to your home. These would work perfectly with those mini picket fences you’ve installed! Match the colors to keep continuity. Again, window shutters would be easy to make by hand. All you need to do is measure your windows and get to work! If you intend your shutters for decoration purposes only, it may be worth finding a way to secure them to the wall. You don’t want them flapping about, after all!
WINDOW BOXES AND HANGING BASKETS
The addition of window boxes and hanging baskets is cheap and cheerful but will give your home a much-needed splash of color. Window boxes would look fantastic with those window shutters. Again, matching the colors will be a lovely touch. If you made your shutters, you could even make a window box design to match! You can buy cheap hanging baskets for barely any cost. When purchasing them, think about which flowers would look best. Consider the colors you’re already using. Consider, too, what look you’re aiming for. Are you hoping for neat and trimmed, or overhanging and lush?
REPURPOSED GARDEN ORNAMENTS
If you have a front yard or even just a lead-up to your home, garden ornaments can be a wonderful touch. The only downside is that garden ornaments can set you back a little and seem unnecessary. The good news is that you can make some fantastic garden ornaments by repurposing things you no longer use! An old wheelbarrow can look amazing as a flower planter. You could even repurpose old wellies by planting flowers in those! Have a rummage and see what you could put flowers in. The results might surprise you!