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Exterior Makeovers Design Guide | Homebuilding & Renovating

Changing your home’s exterior – even on a low budget – can improve its looks as well as its value. From the tired post-war, red-brick properties with their PVCu fascias and single-glazed units to the pastiche developer homes of the noughties, and even period buildings which have been unsympathetically extended – much of the UK’s housing stock is ripe for an update.

As far as projects go, external makeovers are perhaps the least disruptive, and you can generally carry on with life as normal for the most part.

Here are some ideas for what you can do to give your home’s exterior a new lease of life.

Updating Cladding

It’s typically the exterior materials that tend to let houses built between the 1930s and 1980s down, and the windows will usually be very dated and in need of an update.

Designer’s Tip

“If, as part of your remodel, you’re planning

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