Even though we do most of our living in the interior of our homes, it’s important not to neglect the exterior. Many people put off working on their home’s curb appeal because they are scared off by the big expense, but there are many small changes you can make to your home’s exterior that won’t take too much time or too much money. Below are a few simple ideas from Bluenote Painting that will refresh your Portland, Oregon home’s exterior.
Refresh the Trim
We all know that interior paint is the best tool we have to refresh the inside of our homes. Fortunately, exterior paint has the same magical powers. Having your trim painted by a professional painter will completely refresh the look of your home. You can stick with the same colors that are there, but add a coat of paint for a clean look. For something bolder, add a new pop of color to your trim. Just be sure your paint colors are complementary.
Add Accent Colors
If you’re not ready to paint your entire home’s exterior, there are other painting ideas that will bring life to your home. Adding an accent color to your front door will make a huge difference in curb appeal. You can choose a paint color based on the color of your trim, or go wild with a totally new color. Find some inspiration for front door colors from other homes in your neighborhood. Drive around and find which door colors really stand out to you, and use those colors as a starting off point to choose your own.
Accent colors can also be used on your shutters. Rather than investing in all new shutters, painting them to coordinate with your trim and front door will tie the whole look together.
Remember the Small Things
If you’re going to refresh the paint on your home, don’t forget about other areas that may need a little love, too. If you have a fence, consider repainting the fence or staining it a new color.
Hardware on your home can be another inexpensive way to add some curb appeal. New house numbers on your mailbox and near your front door will add an instant freshness. Lighting near your front door is an important feature. Shop around for some new lights that will highlight the new paint colors and enhance your home’s best features.
Whether you want to take on a few small projects or give your home a curb appeal overhaul, Bluenote Painting has the professionals to help with all of your exterior painting needs. Check out our portfolio and give us a call to talk about your next project.