As the weather heats up and the sun-filled days become longer, the summer season becomes the perfect time to transform your home into the oasis of your dreams.
If you’ve been looking for a great opportunity to tackle some small or major renovations on the exterior components of your house, summertime is your best chance at success. Fresh updates will not only improve the appearance of your home, but certain renovations can increase the overall value, too. From eye-catching accents to significant updates, take a look at our list of 5 outdoor paint projects to tackle this summer.
Accents. If you’re on a budget – with time and/or money – but still want to improve the look and feel of your home’s exterior, painting accents like shutters and frames is a manageable project. To stay trendy yet traditional, we suggest sticking with neutrals like white, beige, brown and black. However, if you’re looking to really spruce it up, feel free to experiment with interesting hues like mint, burgundy or even yellow.
Entry Door. A beautiful pop of color on a front door is all it takes to transform a house that blends in with the rest into a stylish property that demands attention. Painting your front door is an easy project that takes between one and three hours but instantly brightens the entire look of a home. To stay on-trend yet traditional, we love deep reds, bright yellows and a wide spectrum of stylish blues like navy, french and grey-blue. Tip: to ensure a substantial pop or color, make sure the outer trim around the door is a clean white shade.
Deck. The ultimate summertime setting, your back deck is the place where you BBQ fresh meals, sip on cool, crisp beverages and comfortably entertain your family and friends. To restore your deck into a charming and attractive extension of your home, a fresh makeover is all you need. Whether you paint it a trendy grey, red or brown shade or opt to stain it with a rustic coating, a beautifully finished deck can transform your home into a special summertime hotspot.
Shed or Garage. If you’re like a lot of people, your garage or shed have seen better days. For a significant summer project, giving these exteriors an upgrade is a great way to not only make your home more visually appealing, but to also increase the value of your home. For a beautiful and traditional look, we suggest sticking with neutral shades for the garage and, if it’s wood, a fresh dark stain can work wonders. And if you’re itching to be more creative with a summer renovation project, the shed is the place to use your imagination and incorporate some of your favorite stylish colors.
The Entire House: If you’re feeling rather ambitious this summer and want to completely transform the look, feel and overall ambiance of your home, a fresh coat of stylish paint is your best bet. Exterior paint jobs can be draining on your time, energy and bank account, but a new shade can make your home feel like it’s a new one all together.