Get Inspired! 6 Ideas to Refresh Your Home's Exterior This Spring

February 27, 2023

Whether you’re looking to boost your home’s curb appeal or you just want to improve your everyday living, spring is the ideal time to plan for an inexpensive home upgrade. 

Follow along as we check out a few ways to spruce things up this spring with timely home exterior inspiration.

1. Pick a Style and Go With It

Whether you’re into harmony or contrasts, the style of your home’s exterior often has some sort of dialogue with interior spaces. Your home’s exterior style could also reference the architecture of the time it was built. How you choose to style or adorn the outside of your home along with the color palette you choose could be rooted in a specific time and place. It could also be totally subjective and up to your own preferences. 

That said, consistency in your choices is key. If you want to make things seamless as you transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces, then keeping a similar style is best. Meanwhile, contrast is a way to highlight differences and showcase your own personality and add some flair to your everyday. So keep a sharp eye when deciding on new outdoor furnishings and décor–be sure that choices are intentional and work with your overall vision.

2. Make Color Work For You

There is a whole wide world of color waiting out there for you–embrace it! There’s nothing wrong with the traditional whites, grays, or tans that we often see, but it could be time for some home exterior inspiration, and painting is one of the easiest ways to achieve that. You might go dark where it was previously light, or choose to highlight your entry door with a bold tone. Be it loud, unexpected, or contrasting, a pop of color is a top way to breathe new life into your home. 

Some colors could really lend themselves to your home’s architectural style, but sometimes it’s fun to go out on a limb with an edgy or on-trend shade. Not a fan of the color once it’s up? Or maybe after a year you’re ready for something new? Time to get creative with another shade! Find what speaks to you.

3. Work With the Best Materials

No matter what sort of inexpensive home upgrade you’re after, you will have a wide range of materials to choose from. And within each type of material there will be an inevitable price range to contend with. If this is going to be your big exterior redo for the season, then be sure to choose the best materials you can afford. Whether you’re working with siding, paneling, stucco, brick, or stone, using quality materials will give you a gorgeous result that will last until you’re ready for another change. And if your home’s exterior materials just need a little TLC to prep them for a new layer of color, taking those extra steps will always pay off.

4. Shed Some Light On Your Life

From highlighting architecture, landscaping, or water features to very practical needs like illuminating a dark path, outdoor lighting is a top way to add something extra to your home’s exterior this spring. Soft, romantic light in gardens, on patios, and around pools or firepits encourages family and friends to linger, and allows you to make the best use of the property you’ve invested in. Updating outdated or failing outdoor lighting fixtures can be a quick and inexpensive home upgrade that you didn’t know you needed. Here, too, you have style choices. Pick something traditional or go for a modern or edgy piece to complement your home’s overall look.

5. Welcome the Wildlife

As spring gets going, you’ll likely see a return of migrating birds and an uptick in pollinator activity. Positioning your yard and garden as hotspots for wildlife means more enjoyment for you and your family during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Some ways to attract wildlife to your windows include diversifying plant selections, opting for a more natural approach to garden cleanup, and incorporating feeding stations and birdbaths into your landscape. Use trellises to grow annual flowering vines and perennial bloomers to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and a whole host of valuable critters. 

Tulips planted in front of a house

6. Give Some Love to Overlooked Areas

Most of us have an area on our property that gets a little less attention than it should. Especially during winter, when we’re holed up inside, the garage, shed, or covered patio could begin to look a little worse for the wear. While these structures aren’t necessarily part of your home, they are part of your property and so their maintenance directly reflects on your home’s exterior. 

Take some time to study the spaces that could use attention and try to see them through the eyes of a passerby. You might notice peeling paint, windows in need of a cleaning, empty flower pots, or clutter that needs to be tidied. If a painting job is in order, you could coordinate the shades with your home’s color palette, and take into account any specific architectural features or details that could be highlighted. 

The Right Tools to Get the Job Done

Spring is all about new beginnings. Make this seasonal spruce-up the best inexpensive home upgrade you’ve done in a long time. And if inspiration takes hold and you decide you’re ready for a new entry door to complement the changes, your friendly neighborhood experts at Fairview Home Improvement are here to help. Get in touch with our team to learn more about available products and services and to schedule a consultation.

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