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4 Weekend Paint Projects To Increase Curb Appeal

Changing your home's appearance doesn't have to be a daunting task. Whether you want to update a fading look, or just need to mix things up, a simple weekend painting project can completely reinvigorate your décor. Take your first steps to a new look by dialing in on the following four areas: 

1. Make your Front Door the Focal Point

As the entryway to your house, front doors set the tone for the rest of your home décor. They offer a great place to add a splash of colour to an exterior and can make a beautiful focal point in your exterior design. If you want your home to feel warm and welcoming, a rich red, like Apple-A-Day, offers the perfect balance of spicy heat and warm undertones. It will look beautiful with tans and browns, giving you a bold splash of colour that will make your house look anything but boring.

2. Create Accents with Shutters and Trim

Let’s face it—repainting your entire home can seem overwhelming. If you still want to change up your home’s look but don’t have the time to do a full paint job, repainting your trim and shutters is the perfect weekend paint project for you. Even though they are relatively small areas on your house, shutters and trim frame your home and can make a world of difference in your curb appeal. For a charming, Colonial look, try painting your accent pieces a cool-toned turqoiuse, like Miami Jade. Your shutters and trim will really pop against a lighter blue- or cream-colored exterior.

3. Design the Perfect Porch

Porches are a great place to sit with friends while enjoying a glass of wine. Make the best use of this often-overlooked entertainment space by adding colour of your dreams. If you’re looking to add a country farmhouse look to your home, a soft, creamy colour like Lotus Flower on the exterior trim just might do the trick. This off-white will bring a touch of brightness to your home, making this weekend paint project perfect for bringing a touch of summer to your home all year long.

4. Change Up Your Garage

Since garage doors take up a lot of exterior space, they can end up being eyesores. However, painting these can give your home the facelift you’ve been looking for. Adding earthy green garage doors in Pine Crush will give any home even more character than it already has. This colour looks great when paired with beiges and greens, giving your home a woodsy, cabin-like feel everyone in your neighborhood will be jealous of.

Undertaking a weekend painting project will dramatically enhance your home’s curb appeal and value. Your home will have a fresh, new look, and no one will suspect just how easy it was to do.

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