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Why the Exterior of Your Home Matters as Much as the Interior

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A lot of people don’t realize just how important the exterior of their home is. They don’t believe that they should focus as much on it as they do the interior, and their reasoning is usually something along the lines of “I don’t see it as much, so therefore, I don’t need to care about it as much”. And that’s fair enough, but there are plenty of reasons why the exterior of your home needs just as much care.

Even if you don’t “see” the exterior of your home, it’s really the only thing that’s protecting you from the outside. If some of your siding is coming apart or roof tiles are falling off, then you’re going to be at risk during adverse weather, rain or even thieves that can exploit weaknesses in your home. In fact, many people just don’t seem to realize how important their exterior is when it comes to creating an image of their home for guests and family members.

In this post, we’ll be discussing why the exterior of your home tends to matter just as much as the interior. For stylistic reasons, hygiene and even your own safety, we’ll be taking a look at a couple of reasons why you should be focusing on improving the exterior of your home in addition to the interior.

First Impressions Matter

Kerb appeal is more important than you might think. If you’re inviting a date over or want your family to come over for dinner, then you need to make your home actually look inviting. If the insides of your home contrast against the outside, then it’s going to feel weird when they walk in. The idea is to generate a lasting impression on anyone that walks past your home. You want to make them feel like your home is spectacular and deserves a glance.

Safety First

Safety is important, which is why we’d always recommend performing external inspections on your home. This doesn’t need to be very thorough if you do it regularly, but if you haven’t inspected your roof, siding or garage recently, then it’s worth a deep look during the day so you have clear visibility. Check for things like broken siding, cracked tiles, a warped roof due to the weather or even holes in your home that are being caused by rodents or even weather.

Keeping Rodents Out

Another good reason to renovate your exterior is to keep rodents out. Even something simple like installing a fence or fixing it up can help you keep pests out that could otherwise ruin your garden or even set up their home inside of yours. Pests can be frustrating to deal with, which is why we recommend that you do hire pest control as soon as you see signs of something like a rodent infestation so that you can identify how they’re getting into your home and put a stop to it.

It Affects Your Indoors

Whether it’s windows keeping the cold out or fixing your roof so that it doesn’t cause leaks in your bedroom, the exterior quality of your home can affect the indoors. Renewal by Andersen window replacement is a good example of a service that can help your exterior look amazing by switching up your windows, but it can also give benefits for the interior of your home because you can let more light in, you can change how the sunlight affects your home and it can be safer with new windows because they’re less likely to be broken in by thieves.

Landscaping Does Wonders

Landscaping can be the ultimate cure-all for your front and backyard woes. It’s a brilliant way to change how the land around your home looks and you can do amazing things with it. From raising the land and planting a different array of flowers to straightening out the lawn and adding a rustic stone path to your front entrance, there are thousands of ways to add a beautiful look to your home via landscaping. It’s a wonderful way to add value to your home as well, in the event you want to sell in the future!

Hopefully, this article has given you some idea of why it’s so important to worry about not just the interior, but also exterior of your home. These are pretty serious points, so we hope that you’ve taken them on board and are already considering a contractor or even performing some work of your own to upgrade the exterior of your property and give it a new look.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food.