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As a homeowner, you want to love the house you’re in. You want to feel the pride of ownership, have the house reflect you and your style, have unique features, and be something you want to come home to. Perhaps you’ve poured a lot of love, attention, and money into re-doing the interior of the home to meet all your expectations, but now you’re left with an exterior that is less than impressive. Here are some of the ways you can give the exterior of your home a jaw-dropping makeover. By the time you finish with your design, it will be the home of your dreams.

Look Into Professional Landscaping

While there is nothing wrong with doing your landscaping and gardening and maintaining a tidy look, chances are it won’t be what a professional landscaper is capable of. It may be time to at least speak to a professional, have them draw up a design plan, and give you an idea of what’s possible. With landscaping, you can take a rather standard-looking backyard and transform it into a resort-like atmosphere.

Apply Stone Veneer to the Exterior

If you’re under the impression that there’s nothing you can do to update or change the look of the house itself, it’s time to think again. One option is a stone veneer that can be applied to the exterior of the home, giving it a whole new look. Stone has a way of elevating the design of the house giving it an injection of sophistication, elegance, and craftsmanship. It’s a wonderful way for your home to pop in a sea of similar houses.

Install New Windows and Doors

Here’s an update that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves but can have a massive impact on the look of your home. Installing new windows and doors doesn’t just improve the home’s energy efficiency – it also gives you a chance to change up the design. You can pick a different style of door or windows and have new frames installed. This one project alone will modernize your house, especially if it’s an older model.

Use Outdoor Lighting to Your Advantage

Outdoor lighting can also be an excellent tool as you look to transform the look of your home. Not only are light fixtures important for doorways but you can also use lighting in other areas as a design feature.

Some of the most popular areas to install outdoor lighting include:

  • Pathways/walkways
  • Stairs
  • Gardens
  • On the deck or patio
  • To light specific features in the yard such as trees and bushes (uplighting works great)
  • To light specific architectural features of the home

With lighting, you can get creative and also feel free to install as much as you want.

The Kind of Home You Envisioned

These tips will help you to transform the exterior of your home so that it looks stylish and modern and is the kind of home that you envisioned all along. Chances are you won’t want to stop at just one of these updates – you’ll want to incorporate a few.