Make Your House Look Great – First Impressions Count

Make Your House Look Great

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Make Your House Look Great

 

First impressions count in life and home. Make your house look great with these tips. Plus the great ones in the comments too.

 

Most homeowners attach great importance to a high-quality, clean facade. A beautiful, stylish design of the outdoor area is also becoming increasingly important. Here are some ways to increase your homestyle, security, and more. 

 

Make Your House Look Great

 

 

Clean up the front yard for the best first impression.

 

Whether you have a small townhouse or a large villa- the first impression is crucial. A high-quality, paved path to the house is inviting and looks stylish. The light shouldn’t be missing here either as this can really highlight the garden and the features of the house.  This minimizes the risk of accidents, especially in the dark also. Choose weather-resistant stones. The stones should not become too slippery even when it rains or if the weather becomes icy. There are resin driveways that you can choose also, which are smooth and also durable.

 

Make Your House Look Great
Make Your House Look Great

The front door: inviting and safe

 

The front door is the main focus of the house. It should be inviting and at the same time meet the highest security requirements. Visually, it is also often desired that it matches the letterbox and the design of the facade. There is again the choice between different materials and colors. Glass doors can look elegant but aren’t always particularly safe. The entrance door provides light in the hallway of the house and the residents can see and recognize arriving guests immediately. You should also consider hurricane-rated doors if you live in an area where this is a problem. You can also look at a security door. A security door minimizes the risk of break-ins, as does the latest smart home technology. Almost invisible cameras can secure the area of ​​the house entrance, and there is also outside lighting with motion detectors. A door with an alarm system offers special security and alerts the police immediately if a break-in is attempted. Homeowners don’t have to go without an attractive front door if they want to live safely. There are plenty of great designs and styles that are still secure.

 

Minimalistic design with a flat roof

 

From a design point of view, the minimalist flat roof is one of the most popular styles. The inclination of the roof is extremely low and there is hardly any visual appearance. Flat roofs are often found on bungalows but they can also be used on multi-story houses if they are made correctly. You can use the roofs to install solar panels also. Sustainable roofs are great.

A positive side effect of the green roof is the sound insulation and the thermal insulation. In addition, green roofs bind the dust and rainwater drains off more slowly. Many beautiful plants have the opportunity to bloom. As ecological gems, planted roofs are important for your personal health, and in this way, you promote environmental protection. Especially in the city, the green roofs regulate the moisture balance. By 2030, many buildings aim to be sustainable. This will add great value to the property. It will also reduce utility bills in the long run. With insulation, you should essentially use less energy.

 

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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24 thoughts on “Make Your House Look Great – First Impressions Count”

  1. We’re in the process of transforming the front and back of our house after 3 years of being here. We’re not ready to move anytime soon, so there is still plenty to work on, but we’ve neglected the outside for a while.

    1. Rich is definitely not a prerequisite to a lovely home. I have seen the smallest of homes look wonderful and the largest of homes be completely uninviting. It all depends on on what you do with it.

  2. These are great ideas. I try to keep our yard nice and neat at all times. It’s the first thing you see, followed by the door. Those are your two main areas to watch.

  3. We really need to pay attention to our front yard as it looks a bit too shabby for my liking currently. We’re thinking of redoing the pathway and getting a new gate in the not too distant future to up our curb appeal!

  4. green roofs improves air quality, reduces ambient temperature and it provides excellent insulation in the colder months which will help you reduce energy costs. Green roofs are a worthy investment.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.