Easy Outdoor Home Improvements Anyone Can Do

February 27, 2015

Every family wants their home to be perfect, both in looks and function. But some families are hesitant to upgrade areas of their home for fear of having to incur huge costs for the project.

The answer to this is DIY. There are many things you can do yourself to improve the aesthetic, as well as the functional value, of your home exteriors.

Here are some examples:

1.       Upgrading the walkway and driveway

A gravel-paved walkway or driveway is a favourite for families who want to have an aesthetically pleasing path leading to their house. By making this into permeable paving, you can make it friendly to the environment. If you want to have this in your home, you can easily do so. Just get self-binding gravel or better yet use a gravel binder like Pour On to bind loose gravel together. For the complete installation guide, click here. Installing resin bound gravel onto your walkway and driveway would be a great upgrade to your home.

2.       Updating the fence

If your fence is a little worn out, adding colour to it can do wonders. You can choose to paint it with lively stripes or stick to one neutral colour. To add to its appeal, you can even put up plant containers. These add a touch of green and an element of nature to your fence. After painting the fence and letting it dry, simply attach the containers then fill them up with soil and plants. With this, you not only have a newly painted fence, you also have an instant garden.

3.       Painting the front door

If you want to give your house exterior a fresh new look, painting your front door will do the trick. A striking colour will add an exciting element to your exterior which will significantly increase the aesthetic value of your home. In choosing a colour, be sure to consider the existing exterior colour of your house. And while you’re aim is to be bold in picking a colour, make sure you don’t get carried away. Ensure that the door will still blend well with the overall look of the house, and not stick out like a sore thumb.

Upgrading your home and improving how it looks needn’t be an expensive task. You can easily do this without having to break your bank. Try these easy DIY tips to have an outdoor area in your home you truly love.

For more information about Pour On, contact us at 1300 392 155. We’ll happily assist you with any queries about your stone pavement or gravel binding needs.

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